2018 local election results in Burnley
2018 local election results in Burnley

The 2018 Burnley Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Burnley Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election, and each successful candidate will serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2022. These seats were last contested in 2014.

At the start of March 2017, Bill and Margaret Brindle (both Coalclough with Deerplay ward) acrimoniously split with the local Liberal Democrats, but continued to sit on the council as independents.[1] David Roper also left the party and continued as an independent. In November four more Lib Dems (including Neil Mottershead and Mark Payne) left the party over its stance on Brexit, to form the Burnley and Padiham Independent Party.[2]

State of the Parties

The composition of the Council following the election was as follows:

Burnley Council composition 2018
Burnley Council composition 2018
Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 25 Decrease2
Liberal Democrat 5 Decrease2
Conservative 5 Increase1
BAPIP 4 Increase1
Independent 3 Steady
UKIP 2 Increase1
Green 1 Increase1

Overall results

Burnley Borough Council Election, 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 0 2 -2 46.6 41.3 9,156 -3.0
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 2 -2 20.0 14.6 3,237 -17.8
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 13.3 17.8 3,950 +11.7
  BAPIP 1 1 0 +1 6.7 8.0 1,782 +8.0
  Green 1 1 0 +1 6.7 7.7 1,715 +3.7
  UKIP 1 1 0 +1 6.7 5.0 1,118 -6.5
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 171 +0.8
  UKVPP 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 22 +0.1

Results by ward

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Bank Hall ward

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Afrasiab Anwar 1,096 75.1 +10.3
Conservative Diane Sunter 228 15.6 -19.6
Green Martyn Hurt 136 9.3 +9.3
Majority 868 59.5 +29.9
Turnout 1460 34.4 +4.6
Labour hold Swing +15.0

Briercliffe ward

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Arthur Lishman 667 50.8 -6.4
Labour Alun Christopher Lewis 292 22.2 +9.0
Conservative David Neil Heginbotham 235 17.9 +10.5
BAPIP James Mellor 71 5.4 +5.4
Green Sarah Elizabeth Hall 48 3.7 +1.0
Majority 375 28.6 -9.0
Turnout 1313 29.4 -1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.3

Brunshaw ward

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Fraser Campbell 648 60.0 +11.4
Conservative Ellen Rosemary Sunter 287 24.8 +24.8
Independent Steven Smith 171 14.8 +14.8
Green Janet Renata Hall 52 4.5 +4.5
Majority 361 31.2 +19.2
Turnout 1158 24.3 -1.7
Labour hold Swing -7.7

Cliviger with Worsthorne ward

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ivor Christopher Emo 1,035 63.5 +28.5
Labour Andy Devanney 475 29.1 +9.9
Green Ceri Jane Carmichael 121 7.4 +7.4
Majority 560 34.3 +22.6
Turnout 1631 38.0 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing +9.3

Coalclough with Deerplay ward

Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Birtwistle 654 50.3 -15.1
Labour Bill Horrocks 377 29.0 +2.0
Conservative Tom Watson 193 14.8 +14.8
Green Anne Whittles 76 5.8 -2.0
Majority 277 21.3 -16.9
Turnout 1300 32.3 +3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -8.6

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme ward

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shah Hussain 1,693 91.9 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Neil Kennedy 74 4.0 -8.3
Green Alex Hall 42 2.3 +2.3
Conservative Sheldon Slater 33 1.8 +1.8
Majority 1619 91.6 +16.3
Turnout 1842 44.0 +2.9
Labour hold Swing +8.3

Gannow ward

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BAPIP Neil Mottershead 655 50.7 +50.7
Labour Christine Sollis 390 30.2 -3.1
Conservative Don Whitaker 152 11.8 +11.8
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Haworth 70 5.4 -47.6
Green Jai Redman 25 1.9 -3.0
Majority 275 21.3 +1.6
Turnout 1292 30.7 -0.5
BAPIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +49.2

Gawthorpe ward

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Cant 463 35.4 -31.5
UKIP Lenny Johnson 390 29.8 +29.8
Conservative Phillip James Clarke 212 16.2 +16.2
BAPIP Brendan John Morris 198 15.1 +15.1
Green Clare Mary Long-Summers 45 3.4 +3.4
Majority 73 5.6 -28.2
Turnout 1308 29.1 +1.1
Labour hold Swing -30.7

Hapton with Park ward

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Tom Commis 565 36.3 -8.1
Labour Jean Cunningham 512 32.3 -6.8
Conservative Ben Thomas Page 213 13.7 +2.5
BAPIP Dave Alexander 160 10.3 +10.3
Liberal Democrats Sandra Ann Byrne 84 5.4 +0.1
Green Stephen Murphy 24 1.5 +1.5
Majority 53 3.4 -1.9
Turnout 1558 33.6 -0.7
UKIP gain from Labour Swing -0.7

Lanehead ward

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shbana Khan 870 55.0 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Pippa Lishman 339 21.4 -18.8
Conservative Narayana Picton 281 17.8 +17.8
Green Crissie Fay Amber Harter 91 5.8 -6.2
Majority 531 33.6 +25.9
Turnout 1581 23.9 -13.5
Labour hold Swing +13.0

Queensgate ward

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Graham 693 50.1 -7.3
Liberal Democrats Naweed Manzur 386 27.9 +3.1
Conservative Gavin Hartley 221 16.0 +16.0
Green Nigel Andrew Baldwin 83 6.0 +6.0
Majority 307 22.2 -4.2
Turnout 1383 33.2 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -5.2

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse ward

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bea Foster 537 46.1 -3.4
BAPIP Lorraine Bernice Mehanna 297 25.5 +25.5
Conservative Mathew John Nuttall 176 15.1 +15.1
Green Barbara Pauline Baldwin 81 7.0 +2.2
UKIP Ernest Stuart Calderbank 74 6.4 -16.9
Majority 240 20.6 -5.8
Turnout 1165 24.1 -2.3
Labour hold Swing -14.5

Rosehill with Burnley Wood ward

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeff Sumner 699 48.5 +1.3
Labour Gail Barton 493 34.2 -10.1
Conservative Phil Chamberlain 188 13.0 +13.0
Green Georgina Hannah Ormrod 62 4.3 -4.2
Majority 206 14.3 +11.4
Turnout 1442 31.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +5.7

Trinity ward

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Andy Fewings 789 65.8 +41.7
Labour Howard Baker 291 24.3 -25.5
Conservative Michael Paterson 75 6.3 +6.3
BAPIP Jan Weaver 45 3.8 +3.8
Majority 498 41.5 +17.7
Turnout 1200 29.7 +5.6
Green gain from Labour Swing +33.6

Whittlefield with Ightenhill ward

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dale Joseph Ferrier 415 27.4 -5.1
BAPIP Emma Louise Victoria Payne 356 23.5 +23.5
Labour Grace Elizabeth Donovan 326 21.6 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Peter McCann 264 17.5 -15.0
UKIP Peter Gill 89 5.9 -12.2
Green Laura Fisk 40 2.6 +0.4
UKVPP Ray Hogan 22 1.5 +1.5
Majority 59 3.9 -1.7
Turnout 1512 32.0 -1.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +5.0

References

  1. ^ Collis, Dominic (1 March 2017). "Couple quit party amid "bullying" claims". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  2. ^ Collis, Dominic (14 November 2017). "Council leader calls on Lib Dem quit quartet to resign". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Results 2018". burnley.gov.uk. Burnley Borough Council. Retrieved 16 May 2018.