2018 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 Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative UKIP
Seats before 26 7 2
Seats won 26 9 0
Seat change Steady Increase 2 Decrease 2

Hyndburn UK local election 2018 map.svg
2018 local election results in Hyndburn
  Labour
  Not contested

A by-thirds Hyndburn Borough Council local election, was held on Thursday 03 May 2018. Approximately one third of the local council's 35 seats fall up for election on that day.[1][2]

Background

Before the election Labour had a majority of 26 councillors, Conservatives had 7 councillors, while UKIP 'formerly' had 2 councillors, who have since resigned from that party and had both reverted to become Independents and where one of those seats had been left Vacated, following the death of that councillor.

Council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

Both Labour and Conservatives candidates challenged every ward, with Labour defending 7 existing seats, and Conservatives defending only 2 existing seats.

No candidates stood as potential UKIP councillors, in any Hyndburn ward, but as Independents instead, across only 5 wards.

Only one candidate stood as a potential Green Party councillor, in Great Harwood's Overton ward.

Local Election result

The majority grouping of councillors was as the headline result of the election, unchanged with Labour retaining an overall 26-seat majority, but with Conservatives increasing their numbers by 2-seats, as UKIP lost their 2-seats.

After the election, the composition of the council's 35 seats was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2018 - electorate 41,980 (over just 11 wards) - with 33.74% turnout
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 1 -1 0 63.64% 52.87% 7,488 +794
  Conservative 4 2 -0 2 36.36% 36.89% 5,225 +1,028
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 8.69% 1,231 +748
  Green 0 0 0 0 0% 0.99% 140 -87
  UKIP 0 0 -2 -2 0% 0% 0 -4,990
  Spoilt Ballots 0 0 0 0 0% - 78 -66

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hyndburn_Borough_Council_election

NB: Five (of the 16) Council wards, where seats were NOT up for re-election in 2018, included the following wards - Altham, Baxenden and Church, plus Barnfield and Central in Accrington.

The St Oswalds ward seat, formerly held by UKIP Councillor Paul Thompson since 2014, and following his Death in October 2017, was left vacated without a by election called.

Previous Councillors who were Standing-Down in this election included - Bernard Dawson (Lab) (Huncoat), Julie Livesey (Con) (Immanuel) and Peter Britcliffe (Con) (St. Andrew’s).

Ward results

Clayton-le-Moors

Clayton-le-Moors - electorate 3,555
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Timothy Aidan O'KANE 463 42.67 7.34
Conservative Kelly Amanda PRINCE 361 33.27 5.61
Independent Nick COLLINGRIDGE 255 23.50 11.95
... spoilt votes 6 0.55
Majority 102 9.40 N/A
Turnout 1,085 30.52 -5.37
Labour hold Swing

Huncoat

Huncoat - electorate 3,606
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David PARKINS 879 65.01 30.47
Independent Nick WHITTAKER 316 23.37 N/A
Conservative Aqeel AFZAL 156 11.54 -18.10
... spoilt votes 1 0.07
Majority 563 41.64 N/A
Turnout 1,352 37.49 1.27
Labour hold Swing

Immanuel

Immanuel - electorate 3,457
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Josh Blayne ALLEN 746 62.90 25.27
Labour Shahed MAHMOOD 426 35.92 0.91
... spoilt votes 14 1.18
Majority 320 26.98 N/A
Turnout 1,186 34.31 -4.17
Conservative hold Swing

Milnshaw

Milnshaw - electorate 3,100
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Steven CLEGG 650 52.29 8.92
Independent Malcolm Eric PRITCHARD 368 29.61 -22.01
Conservative Robyn Maisie-Jade BRADSHAW 222 17.86 N/A
... spoilt votes 3 0.24
Majority 282 22.69 N/A
Turnout 1,243 40.10 1.78
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Netherton

Netherton - electorate 3,247
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernadette PARKINSON 780 64.14 12.67
Conservative Liz McGINLEY 425 34.95 23.83
... spoilt votes 11 0.90
Majority 355 29.19 N/A
Turnout 1,216 37.45 -5.32
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton - electorate 4,960
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Claire MOLINEUX 839 46.46 9.96
Conservative Patrick John Luke McGINLEY 819 45.35 23.16
Green Joan Elizabeth WEST 140 7.75 2.75
... spoilt votes 8 0.44
Majority 20 1.11 N/A
Turnout 1,806 36.41 -2.83
Labour hold Swing

Peel

Peel - electorate 3,064
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Nicholson PLUMMER 580 69.21 8.40
Independent John Brian BARON 137 16.35 10.25
Conservative Jean HURN 119 14.20 N/A
... spoilt votes 2 0.24
Majority 443 52.86 N/A
Turnout 838 27.35 -1.97
Labour hold Swing

Rishton

Rishton - electorate 5,065
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael MILLER 744 52.03 30.69
Labour Ken James MOSS 674 47.13 0.84
... spoilt votes 12 0.84
Majority 70 4.90 N/A
Turnout 1,430 28.23 -10.20
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Spring Hill

Spring Hill - electorate 3,575
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diane FIELDING 770 82.35 32.69
Conservative Jake Conor ALLEN 155 16.58 -17.46
... spoilt votes 10 1.07
Majority 615 65.78 N/A
Turnout 935 26.15 -21.96
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's

St. Andrew's - electorate 3,360
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sara Alice BRITCLIFFE 647 51.11 2.47
Labour Christopher James KNIGHT 613 48.42 20.71
... spoilt votes 6 0.47
Majority 34 2.69 N/A
Turnout 1,266 37.68 -0.47
Conservative hold Swing

St Oswald's

St Oswald's - electorate 4,991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marlene Heather HAWORTH 831 46.04 13.10
Labour Gayle Bernadette KNIGHT 814 45.10 18.23
Independent Paul BROWN 155 8.59 N/A
... spoilt votes 5 0.28
Majority 17 0.94 N/A
Turnout 1,805 36.17 -2.70
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated-HBC2018". Hyndburn Borough Council. Retrieved 9 April 2018.