Local elections were held in Hyndburn covering one-third of the council seats on 4 May 1995. Labour held 13 of the 16 seats and gained the other 3 seats (St Oswalds, Baxenden & Overton), winning all 16 seats contested. George Slynn was the Labour leader and he held his Netherton seat. Chris Stone had been a Labour Councillor but resigned just weeks before complaining about an authoritarian Labour leadership. The Tories had promised to cut Council Tax whilst Labour ran on the issue of huge Tory cuts from central government to local schools.

Ward results

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miles Parkinson 283
Conservative Rennie Pinder 143
Independent Chris Stone 81
Liberal Democrats Stuart Bramhill 47
Turnout 554 53.1
Labour hold Swing
Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Eddleston 737
Independent William Henry Alvy 251
Conservative Robert Barnes 166
Turnout 1144 39.6
Labour hold Swing
Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Eric Bushell 644
Conservative Joan Scholes 603
Liberal Democrats Les Jones 329
Turnout 1676 40.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Altaf Hussein 567
Conservative Stephen George Crooks 462
Turnout 1029 34.9
Labour hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Grime 1139
Conservative Marion Rayner 489
Turnout 1628 37.5
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-Le-Moors
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marilyn Brindle 1292
Conservative Wilfred MR Harrison 606
Turnout 1808 39.9
Labour hold Swing
Eachill, Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Tootle 566
Conservative Carol Hindle 363
Turnout 1132 35.6
Labour hold Swing
Huncoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marilyn Parkins 729
Independent Jack Addison 438
Conservative Denis Haworth 148
Turnout 1313 42.3
Labour hold Swing
Immanuel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Roncoli 964
Conservative Marian Barret 475
Turnout 1439 38.2
Labour hold Swing
Milnshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Ormerod 1235
Conservative Stanley Horne 694
Turnout 1929 46.8
Labour hold Swing
Netherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Slynn 1036
Independent David Mason 292
Conservative Neil Spencer 250
Turnout 1578 42.8
Labour hold Swing
Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Arnold Forshaw 1085
Conservative Frank Ford 570
Turnout 1655 42.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Peel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mirza Yousef 747
Conservative Derek Wolstenholme 353
Turnout 1090 31.8
Labour hold Swing
Spring Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reg Goggin 901
Conservative Paul Travis 175
Turnout 1076 28.3
Labour hold Swing
St Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Cowell 967
Conservative Brian Tomlinson 411
Turnout 1378 42.4
Labour hold Swing
St Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Peplow 1183
Conservative Ted Hill 485
Turnout 1568 36.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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