Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. Labour had held one by election (Spring Hill) and won another from the Conservatives (Rishton) in Autumn 2006.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 1 1 0 58.3 48.2 8,612 +2.9%
  Labour 4 1 2 -1 33.3 46.0 8,217 -3.8%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 8.3 4.7 838 +1.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 183 +1.0%

The four (out of 16) Hyndburn Local Borough Council ward seats that were NOT up for re-election in 2007 included the following wards - Netherton in Gt. Harwood, Peel and Spring Hill in Accrington, plus St. Andrews in Oswaldtwistle.

Ward results

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miles Parkinson 837 62.0 +9.6
Conservative Simon Taylor 514 38.0 -9.6
Majority 323 24.0 +19.2
Turnout 1,351 34.2 -6.0
Labour hold Swing
Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Barton 768 55.9 +16.0
Labour Roy Hyland 422 30.7 +5.2
Green Kerry Gormley 183 13.3 -21.3
Majority 346 25.2 +19.9
Turnout 1,373 40.9 -8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathleen Pratt 891 72.6 +19.6
Labour Viv Preston 336 27.4 +3.9
Majority 555 45.2 +15.7
Turnout 1,227 38.0 -10.2
Conservative hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Ayub 945 57.4 +11.2
Conservative Mohammed Siddique 700 42.6 -11.2
Majority 245 14.8 +7.2
Turnout 1,645 48.5 -7.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Broadley 740 61.9 +13.9
Conservative Mohammed Safdar 456 38.1 +5.4
Majority 284 23.8 +8.5
Turnout 1,196 36.5 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-le-Moors
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Storey 666 53.3 +26.6
Labour Paula Landers 583 46.7 +13.5
Majority 83 6.6
Turnout 1,249 35.6 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Huncoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Parkins 838 53.8 +53.8
Labour Brendan Shiel 444 28.5 -25.6
Conservative Anne Wells 276 17.7 -28.2
Majority 394 25.3
Turnout 1,558 45.1 -11.8
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Immanuel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Lockwood 724 52.2 +3.4
Labour John McCormack 662 47.8 -3.4
Majority 62 4.4
Turnout 1,386 39.5 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Milnshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Pritchard 900 65.2 +8.4
Conservative Dennis Baron 480 34.8 -8.4
Majority 420 30.4 +16.8
Turnout 1,380 39.2 +2.1
Labour hold Swing
Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Mason 978 57.6 +3.8
Labour Rob Kearney 719 42.4 -3.8
Majority 259 15.2 +7.6
Turnout 1,697 34.5 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanley Horne 1,078 52.1 +0.9
Labour Winifred Jackson 990 47.9 -0.9
Majority 88 4.2 +1.8
Turnout 2,068 41.5 +1.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Roberts 1,081 62.8 +3.5
Labour Bill Pinder 639 37.2 -3.5
Majority 442 25.6 +7.0
Turnout 1,720 33.8 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing

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