2014 Hyndburn Borough Council election
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11 of 35 seats to Hyndburn Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats before 23 9
Seats won 23 8
Seat change Steady Decrease 1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party UKIP Independent
Seats before 0 3
Seats won 2 2
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1

Hyndburn UK local election 2014 map.svg
2014 local election results in Hyndburn
  UKIP
  Labour
  Not contested

Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held on 22 May 2014. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

The total registered electorate across Hyndburn comes to 43,404 potential voters. In this May 2014 election 16,766 turned out to vote - 38.63%.

There was also the European Election being held on the same day and voter turnout, across ALL voters in every Hyndburn-Ward, was much higher than usual.

Party votes (2013) Votes % (2013) Votes (2009) Votes % (2009) +/-
UKIP 7,694 34.6% 3,906 17.5% +16.9%
Labour Party 7,173 32.2% 5,020 22.5% +9.7%
Conservative Party 4,454 20.0% 6,037 27.0% -7.0%
BNP 787 3.5% 2,371 10.6% -7.1%
Green 950 4.3% 1,135 5.1% -2.5%
Liberal Democrats 360 1.6% 1,285 5.8% -4.2%
English Democrats 272 1.2% 542 2.4%% -1.2%
Pirate Party 84 0.4%
An Ind. from Europe Party 400 1.8%
No2EU 56 0.3% 348 1.6% -1.3%
Socialist Equality Party 39 0.2%
Christian Party Did not stand 368 1.6%
Jury Team Did not stand 136 0.6%
Pro Democracy Did not stand 81 0.4%
Socialist Labour Party Did not stand 371 1.7%
Francis Apaloo Ind Did not stand 93 0.4%
Rejected 183 0.8% 300 1.3% -0.5%
TURNOUT 22,269 37.32% 22,353

Background

Before the election Labour had a majority of 23 councillors, Conservatives had 9 councillors, while Independent (politician) had 3 councillors.

Labour and UKIP candidates contested for every ward, Conservative candidates contested all except Milnshaw-ward & Peel-Ward, only four Independent candidates contested in the Clayton-le-Moors-ward, Netherton-ward, Peel-ward & Rishton-ward and just three Green candidates contested for Huncoat-ward, Overton-Ward & Peel-ward.

Local Election result

The majority grouping of councillors was as the headline result of the election, with Labour's majority unchanged, Independent and Conservative councillors having lost one seat each overall, and UKIP gaining two new seats:

After the election, the composition of the council was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2014 - electorate 43,412 (over just 11 wards)
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 2 -2 0 65.7 40.3% 6,694 -0.9%
  UKIP 2 2 0 2 5.7 30.1% 4,990 +30.1%
  Conservative 2 1 -2 -1 22.8 25.3% 4,197 -13.7%
  Independent 0 0 -1 -1 5.7 2.9% 487 -14.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4% 227 +1.4%

Reference: 2010 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. Although voters across those same Five wards, were also still able to vote in the European Election.

Ward results

Clayton-le-Moors

Clayton-le-Moors - electorate 3688
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim O'Kane 465 35.33
Conservative Stephen Brierley 364 27.66
UKIP Peter Street 325 24.69
Independent Janet Storey 152 11.55
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority 101 2.74 N/A
Turnout 1,316 35.89
Labour hold Swing

Huncoat

Huncoat - electorate 3658
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Dawson 457 34.54
Conservative Nick Whittaker 396 29.93
UKIP Mark Anthony Taylor 377 28.49
Green David Daly 89 6.72
... spoilt votes 4 ...
Majority 61 1.67 N/A
Turnout 1,323 36.22
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Immanuel

Immanuel - electorate 3382
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Anne Livesey 516 37.63
Labour Colette McCormack 480 35.01
UKIP Christopher Matthew 365 26.62
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority 36 1.06 N/A
Turnout 1,371 38.48
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Milnshaw

Milnshaw - electorate 3574
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Malcolm Eric Pritchard 701 51.62
Labour Clare Pritchard 589 43.37
... spoilt votes 68 ...
Majority 112 3.13 N/A
Turnout 1,358 38.32
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Netherton

Netherton - electorate 3340
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernadette Parkinson 731 51.47
UKIP Carole Guilfoyle 330 23.23
Independent Maureen Tomlinson 197 13.87
Conservative Josh Allen 158 11.12
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 401 12.01 N/A
Turnout 1,420 42.77
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton - electorate 5055
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jenny Nedwell 722 36.50
UKIP Ian Robinson 713 36.04
Conservative Peter Clarke 439 22.19
Green Joan Elizabeth West 99 5.00
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 9 0.18 N/A
Turnout 1,978 39.24
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Peel

Peel - electorate 3198
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Plummer 568 60.81
UKIP Alex Ross 266 28.47
Independent Sarah Susan Johnson 57 6.10
Green Kerry Gormley 39 4.17
... spoilt votes 4 ...
Majority 302 9.44 N/A
Turnout 934 29.32
Labour hold Swing

Rishton

Rishton - electorate 5214
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Moss 924 46.29
UKIP David George Dowling 554 27.75
Conservative Warren Melia 426 21.34
Independent Sam Howarth 81 4.05
... spoilt votes 10 ...
Majority 370 7.10 N/A
Turnout 1,993 38.43
Labour hold Swing

Spring Hill

Spring Hill - electorate 3701
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pam Barton 877 49.66
Conservative Mohammed Safdar 601 34.04
UKIP Ken Smith 278 15.74
... spoilt votes 10 ...
Majority 276 7.46 N/A
Turnout 1,766 48.11
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's - electorate 3498
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Britcliffe 646 48.64
Labour Stewart Thurston Eaves 368 27.71
UKIP Dayle Taylor 301 22.66
... spoilt votes 14 ...
Majority 278 7.95 N/A
Turnout 1,328 38.15
Conservative hold Swing

St. Oswald's

St. Oswald's - electorate 5104
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Paul Thompson 801 40.53
Conservative Doug Hayes 651 32.94
Labour Susan Young 531 26.87
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 150 2.94 N/A
Turnout 1,976 38.87
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

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