Map of the results of the 2011 Hyndburn council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.
Map of the results of the 2011 Hyndburn council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.

Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011. One third of the council-seats were up for election.

Background

Before the election Conservatives had a single-seat majority of 18 councillors, Labour had 15 councillors, while Independent (politician) had 2 councillors.

Conservative and Labour candidates contested for every ward-seat. Independents were defending a single-seat, but 'various' candidates were contesting five-wards. Ukip's only single candidate contested in the Central-ward.

Local Election result

After the election, the composition of the council was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2011 - over just 12 wards
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 3 0 3 58.33 51.3 10,173 1,956
  Conservative 3 0 4 -4 25.0 40.0 7,932 -680
  Independent 2 1 0 1 8.6 8.3 1,639 801
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 ... ... 88 N/A

The four (out of 16) Hyndburn Local Borough Council ward seats that were NOT up for re-election in 2011 included the following wards - Netherton in Gt. Harwood, Peel and Spring Hill in Accrington, plus St. Andrews in Oswaldtwistle.

Ward results

Altham

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miles Parkinson 999 65.77 3.77
Conservative Paul Todd 520 34.23 -3.77
Turnout 1,519 37.9
Labour hold Swing

Barnfield

Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Harrison 756 50.98 20.28
Conservative Paul Barton 650 43.83 -12.07
Independent Tony Hindle 77 5.19 N/A
Turnout 1,483 44.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Baxenden

Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kath Pratt 845 57.44 -15.16
Labour David Hartley 626 42.56 15.16
Turnout 1,471 45.2
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ayub 1602 71.71 14.31
Conservative Razaq Hussain 544 24.35 -18.25
UKIP Bobby Anwar 88 3.94 N/A
Turnout 2,234 59.9
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Broadley 845 66.12 4.22
Conservative Mohammed Hussain 433 33.88 -4.22
Turnout 1,278 39.7
Labour hold Swing

Clayton-le-Moors

Clayton-le-Moors
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independents in Hyndburn Nick Collingridge 579 36.28 N/A
Labour Chris Fisher 575 36.03 -10.67
Conservative Janet Storey 442 27.69 -25.61
Turnout 1,596 43.5
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Huncoat

Huncoat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independents in Hyndburn David Parkins 980 63.64 9.84
Conservative Jean Hurn 345 22.40 4.7
Labour Sam Cudworth 215 13.96 -14.54
Turnout 1,540 44.3
Independent hold Swing

Immanuel

Immanuel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Addison 878 54.57 2.37
Labour John McCormack 731 45.43 -2.37
Turnout 1,609 45.7
Conservative hold Swing

Milnshaw

Milnshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Cox 710 45.37 -19.83
Conservative Roger Jepson 372 23.77 -11.03
Independent Malcolm Pritchard 460 29.39 N/A
Independent Christian Rayner 23 1.47 N/A
Turnout 1,565 44.6
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gareth Molineux 988 44.34 1.94
Conservative Roy Atkinson 740 33.21 -24.39
Independents in Hyndburn David Mason 500 22.44 N/A
Turnout 2,228 44.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Rishton

Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare Cleary 1180 52.28 4.38
Conservative Stanley Horne 1077 47.72 -4.38
Turnout 2,257 44.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

St. Oswald's

St. Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Roberts 1086 53.44 -9.36
Labour Stewart Eaves 946 46.56 9.36
Turnout 2,032 39.9
Conservative hold Swing

References