Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Labour party. Overall turnout was 51.5%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 2 1 +1 58.3 50.5 11,774 +1.1%
  Labour 5 1 2 -1 41.7 47.1 10,981 -2.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 545 +2.3%

Ward results

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miles Parkinson 948 56.1
Conservative Michael Taylor 743 43.9
Majority 205 12.2
Turnout 1,691
Labour hold Swing
Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Barton 623 35.2
Labour Wendy Dwyer 601 34.0
Green Ian Dixon 545 30.8
Majority 22 1.2
Turnout 1,769
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Dickinson 1,235 70.2
Labour William Whittaker 524 29.8
Majority 711 40.4
Turnout 1,759
Conservative hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Siddique Kazi 1,137 62.0
Labour Richard Heap 697 38.0
Majority 440 24.0
Turnout 1,834
Conservative hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Broadley 973 58.0
Conservative Edmund Hogan 706 42.0
Majority 267 16.0
Turnout 1,679
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-le-Moors
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Storey 953 53.6
Labour John Burke 824 46.4
Majority 129 7.2
Turnout 1,777
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Huncoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brendan Shiel 905 57.6
Conservative Patricia Day 666 42.4
Majority 239 15.2
Turnout 1,571
Labour hold Swing
Immanuel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Lockwood 908 52.5
Labour Edwina McCormack 822 47.5
Majority 186 5.0
Turnout 1,730
Conservative hold Swing
Milnshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Pritchard 1,061 53.7
Conservative Derek Scholes 914 46.3
Majority 147 7.4
Turnout 1,975
Labour hold Swing
Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Mason 1,344 51.9
Labour Dennis Baron 1,246 48.1
Majority 98 3.8
Turnout 2,590
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Winifred Jackson 1,311 52.2
Conservative Stanley Horne 1,202 47.8
Majority 109 4.4
Turnout 2,513
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Roberts 1,343 55.7
Labour John McCormack 1,069 44.3
Majority 274 11.4
Turnout 2,412
Conservative hold Swing

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