Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 22 May 2014, as part of the wider 2014 UK local elections and the United Kingdom component of the 2014 European Parliament election.[1]

Due to the 'in thirds' format of elections in Burnley, these elections are for those electoral district wards fought in the 2010 Burnley Borough Council election, with changes in vote share compared directly with that year. These seats were contested again in 2018.

The Labour Party retained control of the Council. After the election Julie Cooper stood-down from the role of council leader to focus on campaigning in the 2015 General Election, being replaced by Mark Townsend.[2]

State of the Parties

After the election, the composition of the council was

Results

Burnley Local Election Result 2014[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 3 0 +3 60.0 46.0 9,923 -6.7
  Liberal Democrats 5 0 3 -3 33.3 37.1 8,005 +3.6
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 6.7 5.8 1,251 +0.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.4 1,819 +5.5
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 446 -3.2
  Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 148 +0.7

Ward results

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Frayling 925 70.9 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Brian Tomlinson 379 29.1 +9.5
Majority 546 41.9 -19.0
Turnout 1304 30.2 +1.1
Labour hold Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Frost 682 46.1 -12.8
UKIP Ian Metcalf 410 27.8 +27.8
Labour Brian Cooper 277 18.7 -13.1
Conservative Susan Nutter 110 7.4 -3.8
Majority 272 18.4 -7.2
Turnout 1479 32.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Harrison 621 45.0 -21.4
UKIP Jamie McGowan 500 36.2 +36.2
Liberal Democrats Susan Fenn 231 16.7 -16.9
TUSC Carme McDevitt 29 2.1 +2.1
Majority 125 8.8 -24.1
Turnout 1381 28.5 +1.9
Labour hold Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Heginbotham 524 31.8 +2.6
UKIP Tom Commis 415 25.2 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Paula Riley 411 25.0 -3.3
Labour Christine Sollis 297 18.0 -5.4
Majority 109 6.6 +5.6
Turnout 1647 38.6 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Coal Clough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Birtwistle 923 68.7 +8.0
Labour Daniel Fleming 421 31.3 -8.0
Majority 502 37.4 +15.7
Turnout 1344 31.5 +3.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shah Hussain 1,421 67.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Rupali Begum 671 32.1 -1.8
Majority 750 35.9 +3.7
Turnout 2092 52.6 -8.9
Labour hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Neil Mottershead 728 47.8 +11.9
Labour Howard Hudson 532 35.0 -18.7
BNP John Rowe 149 9.8 -0.6
Conservative Phillip Nutter 113 7.4 +7.4
Majority 196 12.9
Turnout 1522 34.7 +4.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Cant 739 63.0 -10.0
Conservative Tom Watson 241 20.5 +20.5
Liberal Democrats John Mithcell 193 16.5 +4.6
Majority 498 42.5 -17.4
Turnout 1173 25.7 -1.2
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Cunningham 728 57.9 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Sandra Byrne 529 42.1 +24.6
Majority 199 15.8 -5.9
Turnout 1257 28.7 -1.4
Labour hold Swing

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trish Ellis 893 58.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Gordon Lishman 636 41.6 +12.7
Majority 257 16.8 -6.2
Turnout 1529 35.5 -0.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Graham 908 67.5 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Tom Wilkinson 437 32.5 -8.2
Majority 471 35.0 +16.5
Turnout 1345 32.6 -6.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bea Foster 723 53.7 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Barbara Kirker 335 24.6 -10.2
BNP Christopher Vanns 297 21.8 +10.5
Majority 388 28.6 +9.5
Turnout 1355 28.6 +1.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeff Sumner 970 64.2 +24.1
Labour Michael Rushton 541 35.8 -13.8
Majority 429 28.4
Turnout 1511 34.1 +1.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Howard Baker 518 56.1 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Harrison 287 31.1 -0.3
TUSC David Baynes 119 12.8 +12.8
Majority 231 25.0 -1.6
Turnout 924 23.9 +0.1
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Porter 593 34.3 +5.6
UKIP Christopher Rawson 494 28.6 +28.6
Labour Charles Baker 379 21.9 -8.7
Conservative Robert Frost 263 15.2 -15.9
Majority 99 5.7
Turnout 1729 35.8 +3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Elections Burnley Borough Council
  2. ^ "Former leader of Burnley Council praised". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.burnley.gov.uk/about-council/elections/results-2014 Burnley Borough Council Official website's listing of vote counts. Accessed 4 May 2015.