Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 37.9%.[1]

The Conservative Party made the only gain of the election, taking Altham ward from the Labour Party to extend their majority to 6 following the defection of Malcolm Pritchard form Labour to Independent who also included David Mason who had left the Conservatives to go Independent..

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 0 +1 66.7 49.9 8,478 +1.7%
  Labour 4 0 1 -1 33.3 41.9 7,111 -4.1%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4.8 817 +4.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 397 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 181 +0.1%

NB: Four (of the 16) Council ward seats that were NOT up for re-election in 2008 included the following wards - Clayton Le Moors, Huncoat, Immanuel in Oswaldtwistle and Milnshaw in Accrington.

Ward results

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Haworth 653 52.4 +14.4
Labour Paula Landers 594 47.6 -14.4
Majority 59 4.8
Turnout 1,247 32.1 -2.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Dobson 819 64.9 +9.0
Labour Chris McCormack 261 20.7 -10.0
Green Kerry Gormley 181 14.4 +1.1
Majority 558 44.2 +19.0
Turnout 1,261 40.0 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Griffiths 866 71.0 -1.6
Labour Vivienne Preston 227 18.6 -8.8
Liberal Democrats David Daly 126 10.3 +10.3
Majority 639 52.4 +7.2
Turnout 1,219 37.6 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allah Dad 857 41.9 -0.7
Labour Tariq Ali 637 31.2 -26.2
Liberal Democrats Ifty Khan 550 26.9 +26.9
Majority 220 10.7
Turnout 2,044 56.7 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Smith 592 57.3 -4.6
Conservative Simon Taylor 442 42.7 +4.6
Majority 150 14.6 -9.2
Turnout 1,034 32.6 -3.9
Labour hold Swing
Netherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynn Wilson 486 37.0 -5.9
Labour Robert Kearney 429 32.7 -24.4
Independent Ian Robinson 397 30.3 +30.3
Majority 57 4.3
Turnout 1,312 40.5 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Clarke 1,022 55.5 -2.1
Labour Ciaran Wells 821 44.5 +2.1
Majority 201 11.0 -4.2
Turnout 1,843 37.7 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Peel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Jones 584 71.7 +4.3
Conservative Clive Fisher 230 28.3 -4.3
Majority 354 43.4 +8.6
Turnout 814 26.4 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Grayson 1,403 62.8 +14.9
Conservative Dennis Baron 831 37.2 -14.9
Majority 572 25.6
Turnout 2,234 46.2 +4.7
Labour hold Swing
Spring Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Munsif Dad 689 57.9 -13.4
Conservative Mohammed Safdar 502 42.1 +13.4
Majority 187 15.8 -26.8
Turnout 1,191 34.4 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Walmsley 636 59.4 +10.3
Labour John McCormack 294 27.5 -10.3
Liberal Democrats Bill Greene 141 13.2 +0.1
Majority 342 31.9 +20.6
Turnout 1,071 33.4 -10.3
Conservative hold Swing
St Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marlene Haworth 1,134 66.2 +3.4
Labour Bill Pinder 580 33.8 -3.4
Majority 554 32.4 +6.8
Turnout 1,714 33.7 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Hyndburn election results: Tories tighten grip". Lancashire Telegraph. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2008.