11 of 35 seats to Hyndburn Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
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.
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.
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.
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 -
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
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).
|Labour||Timothy Aidan O'KANE||463||42.67||7.34|
|Conservative||Kelly Amanda PRINCE||361||33.27||5.61|
|Conservative||Josh Blayne ALLEN||746||62.90||25.27|
|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|
|Labour gain from Independent||Swing|
|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|
|Labour||Joyce Nicholson PLUMMER||580||69.21||8.40|
|Independent||John Brian BARON||137||16.35||10.25|
|Labour||Ken James MOSS||674||47.13||0.84|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Conservative||Jake Conor ALLEN||155||16.58||-17.46|
|Conservative||Sara Alice BRITCLIFFE||647||51.11||2.47|
|Labour||Christopher James KNIGHT||613||48.42||20.71|
|Conservative||Marlene Heather HAWORTH||831||46.04||13.10|
|Labour||Gayle Bernadette KNIGHT||814||45.10||18.23|
|Conservative gain from UKIP||Swing|