Map of the results of the 2011 Pendle Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.
Map of the results of the 2011 Pendle Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.

The 2011 Pendle Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 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 there were 17 Conservatives, 16 Liberal Democrats, 13 Labour, 2 British National Party and 1 independent councillors.[3] At the last election in 2010 the Liberal Democrats lost the leadership of the council and an agreement between the Conservative and Labour parties took control of the council, with Conservative Mike Blomeley becoming leader of the council, after attempts at forming an all party cabinet failed.[3] However Labour withdrew from the agreement with the Conservatives in February 2011.[4]

17 seats were contested at the election, with 6 sitting councillors standing down, Martin Bell from Craven ward, Carol Belshaw from Foulridge ward, Gary Bird from Clover Hill ward, Allan Buck from Coates ward, Sonia Robinson from Southfield ward and Violet Vaughan from Boulsworth ward.[3]

Election result

After having run the council until the 2010 election, the Liberal Democrats fell to third on the council with 12 seats, behind the Conservatives on 18 seats and Labour on 16 seats.[4] The Liberal Democrats lost 4 seats, Craven and Vivary Bridge to the Conservatives, and Clover Hill and Southfield to Labour, with the Liberal Democrat leader on the council John David holding his seat in Old Laund Booth by only 10 votes.[4] Labour picked up 3 seats, taking Reedley from the Conservatives, in addition to the party's 2 gains from the Liberal Democrats, while the Conservatives ended up with 1 extra seat on the council.[4] Overall turnout at the election was 43.7%.[5]

Following the election, Conservative Mike Blomeley remained as leader of the council with an all Conservative cabinet,[6] meanwhile Liberal Democrat Nadeem Ahmed became the youngest mayor of Pendle at the age of 32.[7]

Pendle local election result 2011[1][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 1 +1 47.1 41.2 10,577 +7.1%
  Labour 5 3 0 +3 29.4 37.2 9,551 +9.2%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 4 -4 23.5 18.0 4,618 -11.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 452 -6.2%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 263 +1.0%
  England First 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 172 +0.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 62 +0.2%

Ward results

Barrowford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Crossley 1,045 57.8 +2.8
Labour Sue Nike 763 42.2 +10.3
Majority 282 15.6 -7.5
Turnout 1,808 45.0 -25.3
Conservative hold Swing
Blacko and Higherford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shelagh Derwent 583 79.8 +0.0
Labour John Pope 148 20.2 +8.9
Majority 435 59.5 -9.0
Turnout 731 49.7 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Boulsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul White 1,000 53.6 +5.6
Labour Julian Jordan 512 27.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrats James Kerrigan 355 19.0 -2.5
Majority 488 26.1 -0.4
Turnout 1,867 44.7 -29.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bradley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nadeem Younis 1,339 70.5 +22.1
Conservative Tim Eyre 218 11.5 -1.8
England First David Geddes 172 9.1 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Massey 171 9.0 -19.5
Majority 1,121 59.0 +39.1
Turnout 1,900 41.7 -20.4
Labour hold Swing
Brierfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nawaz Ahmed 1,161 64.1 +21,3
Conservative Jack Gregory 650 35.9 +7.7
Majority 511 28.2 +13.6
Turnout 1,811 49.0 -24.4
Labour hold Swing
Clover Hill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Smith 775 51.4 +19.1
Conservative Janice Taylor 358 23.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrats James Wood 213 14.1 -15.8
BNP Julie Fairless 161 10.7 -2.7
Majority 417 27.7 +25.3
Turnout 1,507 40.3 -23.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Coates[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janine Throupe 775 45.5 +0.1
Conservative Stephanie Clarke 593 34.8 +2.3
Labour Ian Tweedie 336 19.7 +7.7
Majority 182 10.7 -2.3
Turnout 1,704 41.7 -26.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Craven[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Purcell 768 42.5 +1.8
Liberal Democrats David Stead 719 39.8 -7.8
Labour Bill Roberts 321 17.8 +6.1
Majority 49 2.7
Turnout 1,808 42.7 -25.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Earby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Morris Horsfield 1,145 53.7 2.8
Labour Hazel Rycroft 513 24.1 +9.7
English Democrat James Jackman 263 12.3 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Jackie Taylforth 210 9.9 -10.9
Majority 632 29.7 -0.4
Turnout 2,131 44.6 -24.6
Conservative hold Swing
Foulridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Waugh 551 78.7 +22.6
Labour Denzil Metcalfe 149 21.3 +13.4
Majority 402 57.4 +23.0
Turnout 700 51.6 +6.9
Conservative hold Swing
Higham and Pendleside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Starkie 625 80.4 +18.0
Labour Robert Oliver 152 19.6 +13.7
Majority 473 60.9 +30.2
Turnout 777 56.1 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing
Horsfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Kerrigan 555 37.9 +3.9
Conservative Rachel Pearson 490 33.4 -1.2
Labour David Foat 421 28.7 +10.5
Majority 65 4.4
Turnout 1,466 37.2 -22.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Old Laund Booth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John David 367 48.5 -17.5
Conservative Jill Hartley 357 47.2 +16.9
Labour Peter Maltby 32 4.2 +0.5
Majority 10 1.3 -34.4
Turnout 756 61.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Reedley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Allen 1,218 53.4 +25.7
Conservative Tonia Barton 1,062 46.6 -2.6
Majority 156 6.8
Turnout 2,280 54.8 -17.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Southfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Whalley 866 53.9 +15.8
Conservative Paul McKenna 363 22.6 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Judith Robinson 204 12.7 -18.9
BNP Lee Karmer 112 7.0 +7.0
UKIP John Banks 62 3.9 +3.9
Majority 503 31.3 +24.8
Turnout 1,607 40.2 -19.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Vivary Bridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joe Cooney 555 37.9 +8.7
Labour Anthony Hargreaves 464 31.7 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Howard Thomas 444 30.3 -3.9
Majority 91 6.2
Turnout 1,463 35.9 -23.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Waterside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Roach 605 43.9 -0.2
Labour David Johns 381 27.6 +8.3
Conservative Maureen Regan 214 15.5 -6.3
BNP John Rowe 179 13.0 -1.7
Majority 224 16.2 -6.1
Turnout 1,379 36.2 -21.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

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