2016 Hyndburn Borough Council election
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12 of 35 seats to Hyndburn Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative UKIP
Seats before 25 8 2
Seats won 26 7 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady

Hyndburn UK local election 2016 map.svg
2016 local election results in Hyndburn
  Labour
  Not contested

A by-thirds Hyndburn Borough Council local election took place on 5 May 2016.[1] Approximately one third of the local council's 35 seats fell up for election on that day. The following year (one year out of four, next due in 2017) sees Lancashire County Council elections for all residents of this borough.

Background

Before the election Labour had a majority of 25 councillors, Conservatives had 8 councillors, while UKIP had 2 councillors.

Labour candidates contested every ward, Conservative candidates contested every ward except Peel-ward, UKIP Candidates contested eight wards (not including their two-uncontested-seats, already won in 2014) and Greens only had two candidates in Altham-ward and Overton-ward.

Local Election result

The majority grouping of councillors was as the headline result of the election, was that Labour's majority was reinforced by one, with Conservatives having lost one of their seats to Labour, Ukip failed to gain any additional seats:

After the election, the composition of the council was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2016 – Electorate 46,874 (over just 12 wards) - with 35.8% turnout
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 0 1 83.33% 51.14% 8,592 -759
  Conservative 2 0 1 -1 16.67% 33.05% 5,553 -332
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0% 14.71% 2,471 1,841
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0% 1.11% 186 N/A
  Spoilt Ballots ... ... ... ... 0.0% 0.83% 141 N/A

The four (out of 16) Hyndburn Local Borough Council ward seats that were not up for re election in 2016 include the following wards, Clayton Le Moors, Huncoat, Immanuel in Oswaldtwistle and Milnshaw in Accrington.

The Church Ward seat, formerly held by Labour Councillor Joan Smith since 2012, and following her resignation in October 2015, was left vacated without a by election called.

Previous Councillors who were Standing-Down in this election included - Chris Fisher (Lab) (Altham), Joan Smith (Lab) (Church), Kerry Molineux (Lab) (Overton), Wendy Dwyer (Lab) (Peel), Harry Grayson (Lab) (Rishton), Bill Pinder (Lab) (St. Andrews).

Ward by ward

Altham

Altham – Electorate 4,064
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Button 551 46.46 -15.66
Conservative John Frank Bargh 278 23.24 1.97
UKIP Janet Brown 245 20.48 N/A
Green Patrick Bolam 115 9.62 N/A
... spoilt votes 7 ...
Majority 273 22.83 N/A
Turnout 1,196 29.43
Labour hold Swing

Barnfield

Barnfield – Electorate 3,394
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Dobson 635 46.93 -9.95
Labour Jodie Travis 588 43.46 0.05
UKIP John Errol Taylor 126 9.31 N/A
... spoilt votes 4 ...
Majority 47 3.47 N/A
Turnout 1,353 39.86
Conservative hold Swing

Baxenden

Baxenden – Electorate 3,341
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Keith Hurn 654 50.74 -13.68
Labour David Hartley 407 31.57 -4.01
UKIP Stewart Ian Scott 226 17.53 N/A
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority 247 19.16 N/A
Turnout 1,289 38.58
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central – Electorate 3,788
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Ghafar Khan 1157 59.73 1.90
Conservative Kazi Siddique 753 38.87 -3.30
... spoilt votes 27 ...
Majority 404 20.86 N/A
Turnout 1,937 51.14
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church – Electorate 3,446
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Battle 777 80.02 21.44
Conservative Marion Raynor 176 18.13 -8.69
... spoilt votes 18 ...
Majority 601 61.89 N/A
Turnout 971 28.18
Labour hold Swing

Netherton

Netherton – Electorate 3,287
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Noordad Aziz 698 50.95 -14.31
Conservative Liz McGinley 388 28.32 -6.42
UKIP Tom Linklater 273 19.93 N/A
... spoilt votes 11 ...
Majority 310 22.63 N/A
Turnout 1,370 41.68
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton – Electorate 5,078
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephanie Haworth 771 39.48 -6.32
Conservative Patrick John McGinley 702 35.94 15.52
UKIP Ian Robinson 403 20.63 8.81
Green Joan Elizabeth West 71 3.64 N/A
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 69 3.53 N/A
Turnout 1,953 38.46
Labour hold Swing

Peel

Peel – Electorate 3,137
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paddy Short 593 69.19 1.49
UKIP Liam Finbar Clark 259 30.22 N/A
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority 334 38.97 N/A
Turnout 857 27.32
Labour hold Swing

Rishton

Rishton – Electorate 5,161
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff Scales 766 41.56 -29.74
Conservative Ann Scaife 632 34.29 5.59
UKIP David George Dowling 439 23.82 N/A
... spoilt votes 6 ...
Majority 134 7.27 N/A
Turnout 1,843 35.71
Labour hold Swing

Spring Hill

Spring Hill – Electorate 3,654
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Munsif Dad 998 76.48 16.26
Conservative Abdul Qayyum 271 20.77 -4.85
... spoilt votes 36 ...
Majority 727 55.71 N/A
Turnout 1,305 35.71
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's – Electorate 3,409
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stewart Thurston Eaves 573 53.90 1.28
Conservative Josh Blayne Allen 476 44.78 -2.60
... spoilt votes 14 ...
Majority 97 9.13 N/A
Turnout 1,063 31.18
Labour hold Swing

St. Oswald's

St. Oswald's – Electorate 5,115
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glen Kevin Harrison 713 39.48 3.92
Conservative Marlene Heather Haworth 588 32.56 -8.05
UKIP Christopher Bret Matthew 500 27.69 3.86
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority 125 6.92 N/A
Turnout 1,806 35.31
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Hyndburn Borough Council Local Elections 2016 - Results". Hyndburn Borough Council. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.