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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 7 May 2015, as part of the wider 2015 United Kingdom local elections.[1]

Due to the 'in thirds' format of elections in Burnley, these elections are for those electoral district wards fought in the 2011 Burnley Borough Council election, with changes in vote share compared directly with that year. These seats were contested again in 2019.

As Jonathan Barker (elected in 2012) resigned before the election, two seats were open in the Hapton with Park Ward.[2]

State of the Parties

After the election, the composition of the Council was as follows:

Burnley Council composition 2015
Burnley Council composition 2015
Party Seats   ±  
Labour 29 Increase1
Liberal Democrat 10 Decrease2
Conservative 5 Steady
UKIP 1 Increase1

Results

Burnley Local Election Result 2015[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 2 1 +1 62.5 37.8 14,738 -8.2
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 2 -2 18.75 27.2 10,595 -9.9
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 12.5 18.3 7,122 +12.5
  UKIP 1 1 0 +1 6.25 14.3 5,577 +5.9
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 709 +1.8
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 155 -0.3
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 42 -2.0

Ward results

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sobia Malik 1,225 52.3 -18.6
UKIP Lewis Fraser 571 24.4 +24.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Fenn 545 23.3 -5.8
Majority 654 27.9 -14.0
Turnout 2,341
Labour hold Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Kelly 1,166 39.1 -7.0
UKIP Ian Metcalf 671 22.5 -5.3
Labour Brian Cooper 652 21.9 +3.2
Conservative Susan Nutter 407 13.7 +6.3
Green MacDonald James 83 2.8 +2.8
Majority 495 16.6 -1.8
Turnout 2,979
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Townsend 1,257 45.4 +0.4
UKIP Jamie McGowan 729 26.3 -9.9
Liberal Democrats Michele Cryer 437 15.8 -0.9
Conservative Jane Seed 344 12.4 +12.4
Majority 528 19.1 +10.3
Turnout 2,767
Labour hold Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cosima Towneley 1,040 33.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Bill Brindle 760 24.2 -0.8
UKIP Tom Commis 705 22.4 -2.8
Labour Andy Devanney 638 20.3 +2.3
Majority 280 8.9 +2.3
Turnout 3,143
Conservative hold Swing

Coal Clough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Brindle 1,151 46.2 -22.5
Labour Steve Watson 752 30.2 -1.1
UKIP Blair Bailey 587 23.6 +23.6
Majority 399 16.0 -21.4
Turnout 2,490
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wajid Khan Uncontested NA NA
Majority NA NA
Turnout NA NA NA
Labour hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charlie Briggs 1,128 44.6 -3.2
Labour Michael Rushton 861 34.0 -1.0
Conservative Tom Watson 375 14.8 +7.4
Green Jane Davis 166 6.6 +6.6
Majority 267 10.5 -2.4
Turnout 2,530
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Harbour 1,417 58.3 -4.7
Conservative Barrie Bamford 530 21.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrats John Mithcell 485 19.9 +3.4
Majority 887 36.5 -8.0
Turnout 2,432
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Greenwood 996 21.0 NA
UKIP Alan Hosker 964 20.3 NA
Labour Howard Hudson 726 15.3 NA
Liberal Democrats Sandra Byrne 519 10.9
Conservative Ian Dawes 504 10.6 NA
Conservative Ivor Emo 391 8.2 NA
Liberal Democrats Stephanie Forrest 385 8.1 NA
Green Ceri Carmichael 256 5.4 NA
Majority 32 NA NA
Turnout 4,741 NA NA
Labour hold Swing NA
UKIP gain from Labour Swing NA

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Royle 1,308 45.7 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Debbie Porter 594 20.8 -20.8
UKIP Ray Hogan 554 19.4 +19.4
Conservative Daniel Hanson 405 14.2 +14.2
Majority 714 25.0 +8.2
Turnout 2,861
Labour hold Swing

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ishtiaq 1,298 51.2 -16.3
Liberal Democrats Paula Riley 827 32.6 +0.1
Conservative Joe Whittaker 255 10.1 +10.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Gavin Hartley 155 6.1 +6.1
Majority 471 18.6 -16.4
Turnout 2,535
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Reynolds 1,039 45.8 -7.9
UKIP Mark Girven 624 27.5 +27.5
Liberal Democrats Barbara Kirker 486 21.4 -3.2
Green Joe Davis 77 3.4 +3.4
BNP John Rowe 42 1.8 -20.0
Majority 415 18.3 -10.3
Turnout 2,268
Labour hold Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Fleming 878 33.0 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Haworth 871 32.7 -31.5
UKIP Annette McGowan-Doe 550 20.7 +20.7
Conservative Narayana Devi 236 8.9 +8.9
Green Tony Davis 127 4.8 +4.8
Majority 7 0.3
Turnout 2,662
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Monk 950 48.3 -7.8
UKIP Norman White 509 25.9 +25.9
Liberal Democrats Stewart Bone 506 25.7 -5.4
Majority 441 22.4 -2.6
Turnout 1,965
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ida Carmichael 1,090 33.8 +18.6
Labour John Fifield 741 23.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Kate Mottershead 735 22.8 -11.5
UKIP Christopher Rawson 658 20.4 -8.2
Majority 349 10.8
Turnout 3,224
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Elections Burnley Borough Council
  2. ^ "Labour look to tighten grip in borough elections". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.burnley.gov.uk/about-council/elections/results-2015 Burnley Borough Council Official website's listing of vote counts. Accessed 13 May 2015.