Map of Hyndburn, Lancashire, UK showing the results of the 2010 local election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.
Map of Hyndburn, Lancashire, UK showing the results of the 2010 local election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 6 May 2010. One third of the council was up for election. Since there was also the General Election being held on the same day, overall voter turnout was much higher than usual, for such local elections.

Background

Before the election Conservatives had a majority of 21 councillors, Labour had 13 councillors, while Independent (politician) had 1 councillor.

Conservative candidates contested every ward, Labour candidates contested all wards except Overton-ward. Independents contested seven-wards, not including their one-existing uncontested-seat. LibDem's only single candidate contested in the Spring Hill-ward. BNP's only single candidate contested in the Clayton-le-Moors-ward.

Local Election result

After the election, the composition of the council was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2010 - over just 11 wards
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 3 1 2 63.6% 41.2% 11,047 +0.4%
  Conservative 3 1 4 -3 27.3% 39.8% 10,579 +9.7%
  Independent 1 1 0 1 9.1 16.8 4,480 +14.0%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 ... ... 281
  BNP 0 0 0 0 ... ... 192
Turnout 26,579

Reference: 2006 Hyndburn Borough Council election#Local Election result

NB: Five (of the 16) Council ward seats that were NOT up for re-election in 2014 included the following wards - Altham, Baxenden and Church, plus Barnfield and Central in Accrington.

Ward results

Clayton-le-Moors

Clayton-le-Moors
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim O'Kane 800 33.77
Conservative Jennie Anderson 722 30.48
Independent Nick Collingridge 655 27.65
BNP Andrew Eccles 192 8.10
Turnout 2,369 67.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Huncoat

Huncoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Whittaker 797 35.50
Labour Martyn Isherwood 779 34.70
Independent Paul Gott 669 29.80
Turnout 2,245 65.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Immanuel

Immanuel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Colette McCormack 1163 50.46
Conservative Simon James Taylor 1142 49.54
Turnout 2,305 67.5
Labour hold Swing

Milnshaw

Milnshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare Pritchard 1230 57.40
Conservative Roger Jepson 913 42.60
Turnout 2,143 64.8
Labour hold Swing

Netherton

Netherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ciaran Wells 1137 56.18
Conservative Dennis Baron 540 26.68
Independent Stephen Aspin 347 17.14
Turnout 2,024 65.9
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ian Robinson 1614 51.78
Conservative Roy Atkinson 1503 48.22
Turnout 3,117 67.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Peel

Peel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Dawson 1168 71.31
Conservative Danny Cassidy 470 28.69
Turnout 1,638 56.0
Labour hold Swing

Rishton

Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Moss 1,535 46.53
Conservative Ross Sourbutts 1384 41.95
Independent Chris Fisher 380 11.52
Turnout 3,299 68.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Spring Hill

Spring Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pam Barton 1291 63.94
Conservative Mohammed Safdar 447 22.14
Liberal Democrats Akhtar Hussain 281 13.92
Turnout 2,019 59.1
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Britcliffe 1060 51.78
Labour Co-op John McCormack 744 36.35
Independent Tony Hindley 243 11.87
Turnout 2,047 63.4
Conservative hold Swing

St. Oswald's

St. Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Doug Hayes 1584 47.20
Labour Stewart Eaves 1200 35.76
Independent Brian Andrew Smith 572 17.04
Turnout 3,356 66.6
Conservative hold Swing

References

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/council/html/3707.stm https://web.archive.org/web/20140525200131/http://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/elections/electionresults.php?electionid=1