Map of the results of the 2010 Pendle Borough Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and British National Party in dark blue. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.
Map of the results of the 2010 Pendle Borough Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and British National Party in dark blue. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Pendle Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Pendle Borough Council in Lancashire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

Before the election the Liberal Democrats ran the council, but without a majority, with 18 seats.[3] The Conservatives held 16 seats, Labour 11, the British National Party 2 and there was 1 independent.[3] 16 seats were contested in the election with the Liberal Democrats defending 7, both the Conservative and Labour parties 4 each and the British National Party defended 1 seat.[3]

Election result

The results saw no party win a majority on the council after the Conservatives gained a seat to become the largest party on the council with 17 councillors.[4] The Liberal Democrats dropped 3 to 16 seats, while Labour gained 2 seats to move to 13 councillors.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 66.4%.[5]

Following the election Conservative Mike Blomeley became leader of the council, after the council meeting saw the Conservative and Labour councillors support an all-party executive.[6] The Liberal Democrats rejected this and refused to serve on the council executive, as they opposed giving Labour any power over housing decisions.[6]

Pendle local election result 2010[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 2 0 +2 37.5 28.0 11,415 +5.0%
  Conservative 5 1 0 +1 31.3 34.1 13,881 -6.4%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 3 -3 25.0 29.3 11,922 -0.2%
  BNP 1 0 0 0 6.3 8.0 3,258 +3.2%
  England First 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 279 +0.7%

Ward results

Barrowford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Eyre 1,563 55.0 -12.3
Labour Sue Nike 906 31.9 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Donna Caley 372 13.1 +4.8
Majority 657 23.1 -19.9
Turnout 2,841 70.3 +27.9
Conservative hold Swing
Boulsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Askew 1,487 48.0
Liberal Democrats Thomas James 665 21.5
Labour Gerry McCabe 647 20.9
BNP Jane Mulligan 300 9.7
Majority 822 26.5
Turnout 3,099 74.2 +25.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bradley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Iqbal 1,386 48.4 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Tanzil Ahmed 816 28.5 +1.4
Conservative Tim Eyre 381 13.3 -5.5
England First David Geddes 279 9.7 +9.7
Majority 570 19.9 -7.1
Turnout 2,862 62.1 +22.8
Labour hold Swing
Brierfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Arshad 1,152 42.8 -4.4
Conservative Abdul Hussain 759 28.2 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Pervaz Afzal 403 15.0 -3.2
BNP Lee Karmer 379 14.1 +14.1
Majority 393 14.6 +2.0
Turnout 2,693 73.4 +23.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Clover Hill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Shore 777 32.3 -5.4
Liberal Democrats James Wood 720 29.9 -2.3
Conservative Janice Taylor 588 24.4 -5.6
BNP John Rowe 323 13.4 +13.4
Majority 57 2.4 -3.1
Turnout 2,408 63.9 +20.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Coates[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lindsay Gaskell 1,280 45.4 -0.1
Conservative Keith Bailey 915 32.5 -11.1
Labour Richard Smith 337 12.0 +1.2
BNP Malcolm Foster 286 10.1 +10.1
Majority 365 13.0 +11.1
Turnout 2,818 68.1 +32.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Craven[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Whipp 1,372 47.6 +22.1
Conservative Jenny Purcell 1,175 40.7 +15.8
Labour John Pope 337 11.7 +8.4
Majority 197 6.8
Turnout 2,884 68.2 +19.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Earby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Tennant 1,684 50.9 -18.6
Liberal Democrats Jackie Taylforth 687 20.8 +2.7
Labour Robert Oliver 488 14.7 +2.3
BNP James Jackman 450 13.6 +13.6
Majority 997 30.1 -21.3
Turnout 3,309 69.2 +30.2
Conservative hold Swing
Horsfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Butterworth 828 34.6 -14.6
Liberal Democrats Sharon Davies 814 34.0 -3.2
Labour David Johns 435 18.2 +4.6
BNP Julie Fairless 314 13.1 +13.1
Majority 14 0.6 -11.4
Turnout 2,391 60.1 +25.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Marsden[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Brian Parker 502 30.5 -8.6
Labour David Foat 474 28.8 +7.8
Conservative Jack Gregory 448 27.3 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Aaron Whitehall-Pain 220 13.4 +5.6
Majority 28 1.7 -5.2
Turnout 1,644 62.4 +21.3
BNP hold Swing
Reedley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline McCormick 1,492 49.2 -21.9
Labour Robert Allen 839 27.7 +11.5
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Massey 699 23.1 +10.4
Majority 653 21.6 -33.3
Turnout 3,030 72.7 +29.9
Conservative hold Swing
Southfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheena Dunn 908 38.1 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Judith Robinson 754 31.6 +0.7
Conservative Paul McKenna 724 30.3 -2.3
Majority 154 6.5 +2.5
Turnout 2,386 59.8 +22.7
Labour hold Swing
Vivary Bridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Clegg 832 34.2 -1.4
Conservative Joe Cooney 711 29.2 +0.7
Labour Anthony Hargreaves 514 21.1 +7.4
BNP Veronica Cullen 376 15.5 -6.6
Majority 121 5.0 -2.0
Turnout 2,433 59.6 +25.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Walverden[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Henderson 697 38.3 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Asghar Ali 632 34.8 +5.9
Conservative Barbara King 489 26.9 -0.2
Majority 65 3.6 -11.6
Turnout 1,818 68.0 +16.4
Labour hold Swing
Waterside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Lord 984 44.1 +4.2
Conservative John Hall 487 21.8 +4.7
Labour Anthony Martin 430 19.3 +7.1
BNP Ian Robinson 328 14.7 -12.6
Majority 497 22.3 +9.7
Turnout 2,229 58.1 +25.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Whitefield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asjad Mahmood 1,088 57.0 +27.0
Liberal Democrats Rashid Quadri 672 35.2 -29.8
Conservative Margaret Beckett 150 7.9 +2.9
Majority 416 21.8
Turnout 1,910 73.2 +8.3
Labour hold Swing

References

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  4. ^ a b "Pendle Borough Council still split". Burnley and Pendle Citizen. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
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