2019 local election results in Burnley
2019 local election results in Burnley

The 2019 Burnley Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Burnley Borough Council in England.[1] This election was held 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 2023. These seats were last contested in 2015.

In 2017, four members of the local Liberal Democrats (including Charlie Briggs and Mark Payne) left the party over its stance on Brexit, to form the Burnley and Padiham Independent Party.[2] However in early 2019 Christine White (elected in 2016) stepped down following a complaint from a resident, prompting a by-election in the Rosehill with Burnley Wood ward which was won by Peter McCann of the Liberal Democrats.[3] After the 2018 election, Bill and Margaret Brindle (both Coalclough with Deerplay ward) who had been sitting on the council as independents after also splitting with the local Lib Dems, joined the Labour group.[4]

Following the election Labour lost control of the council and a coalition of all the other parties formed a new executive with Charlie Briggs returning to the role of Council leader to replace Mark Townsend.[5]

State of the Parties

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Burnley Council composition 2019
Burnley Council composition 2019
Party Seats   ±  
Labour 22 Decrease5
Liberal Democrat 8 Increase2
BAPIP 5 Increase2
Conservative 4 Decrease1
UKIP 3 Increase1
Green 2 Increase1
Independent 1 -
Source: The Guardian[6]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2018.

Burnley Borough Council election result, 2019
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 15 6 0 5 Decrease5 40.0 36.0 7,395 Decrease7.3
  Green 15 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 16.1 3,310 Increase8.0
  Conservative 15 1 0 1 Decrease1 6.7 13.8 2,843 Decrease4.9
  BAPIP 6 3 2 0 Increase2 20.0 13.4 2,744 Increase5.0
  Liberal Democrats 7 3 2 0 Increase2 20.0 11.6 2,380 Decrease3.7
  UKIP 3 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 8.3 1,700 Increase3.0
  National Front 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 182 New

[1]

Ward results

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Bank Hall

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sehrish Lone 968 70.2 Decrease4.9
Green Martyn Hurt 244 17.7 Increase8.4
Conservative Nicola Thompson 167 12.1 Decrease3.5
Majority 724 52.5 Decrease7.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.5

Briercliffe ward

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Rosemarie Kelly 825 62.7 Increase11.9
Labour Brian Cooper 188 14.3 Decrease7.9
Conservative Susan Margaret Nutter 167 10.5 Decrease2.2
Green Mark David Alker 136 10.3 Increase6.6
Majority 637 48.4 Increase19.8
Turnout 1316 30.4 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase9.9

Brunshaw ward

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Mark Townsend 548 49.0 Decrease11.0
Green Janet Renata Hall 201 18.0 Increase13.5
Conservative Ellen Rosemary Sunter 187 16.7 Decrease8.1
National Front Steven Smith 182 16.3 Increase16.3
Majority 347 31.0 Decrease0.2
Turnout 1118 24.3 0.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease12.3

Cliviger with Worsthorne ward

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cosima Cecilia Towneley 703 46.3 Decrease17.2
UKIP Ernest Stuart Calderbank 407 26.8 Increase26.8
Labour Peter Leslie Pike 217 14.3 Decrease14.8
Green Andrew Edward Wight 193 12.7 Increase5.3
Majority 296 19.5 Decrease14.8
Turnout 1520 35.8 Decrease2.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease22.0

Coalclough with Deerplay ward

Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Howard Baker 375 29.9 Decrease20.4
BAPIP James Ward Anderson 345 27.5 Increase27.5
Labour Bill Horrocks 291 23.3 Decrease5.7
Conservative David Neil Heginbotham 150 12.0 Decrease2.8
Green Stephen Murphy 92 7.3 Increase1.5
Majority 30 2.4 Decrease18.9
Turnout 1253 35.5 Increase3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase24.0

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme ward

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wajid Iltaf Khan 1,453 90.5 Decrease1.5
Green Alex James Hall 92 5.7 Increase3.4
Conservative Claire Elizabeth Ingham 61 3.8 Increase2.0
Majority 1361 84.7 Decrease7.1
Turnout 1606 38.2 Decrease5.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.5

Gannow ward

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BAPIP Charlie Briggs 865 70.2 Increase19.5
Labour Peter John Kenyon 190 15.4 Decrease14.8
Conservative Joanne Broughton 96 7.8 Decrease4.0
Green Jai Redman 82 6.7 Increase4.8
Majority 675 54.7 Increase33.4
Turnout 1233 30.6 Decrease0.1
BAPIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase17.2

Gawthorpe ward

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Harbour 550 40.9 Increase5.5
UKIP Karen Ingham 541 40.3 Increase10.5
Conservative Phillip Clarke 148 11.0 Decrease5.2
Green Clare Mary Long-Summers 105 7.8 Increase4.4
Majority 9 0.7 Decrease4.9
Turnout 1344 30.4 Increase1.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.5

Hapton with Park ward

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Peter Phillip Gill 752 49.2 Increase12.9
Labour Jean Cunningham 318 20.8 Decrease11.5
Green Clare Elizabeth Hales 297 19.4 Increase17.9
Conservative Aaron Luke Mark Lewis 163 10.7 Decrease3.0
Majority 434 28.4 Increase25.0
Turnout 1530 34.0 Increase0.6
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Increase12.2

Lanehead ward

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Royle 658 50.2 Decrease4.2
Liberal Democrats Pippa Lishman 370 28.2 Increase6.8
Conservative Narayana Picton 143 10.9 Decrease6.9
Green Crissie Fay Amber Harter 140 10.8 Increase5.0
Majority 288 22.0 Decrease11.6
Turnout 1311 29.4 Increase5.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.5

Queensgate ward

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ishtiaq 1,008 65.7 Increase15.6
Liberal Democrats Judith Helen Cunliffe 182 11.9 Decrease16.0
Conservative Gavin Hartley 181 11.8 Decrease4.4
Green Nigel Andrew Baldwin 164 10.7 Increase4.7
Majority 826 53.8 Increase31.6
Turnout 1535 38.3 Increase5.1
Labour hold Swing Increase15.8

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse ward

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BAPIP Lorraine Bernice Mehanna 574 48.5 Increase23.0
Labour Gail Barton 362 30.6 Decrease15.5
Green Barbara Pauline Baldwin 126 10.6 Increase3.6
Conservative Thomas James Watson 122 10.3 Decrease4.8
Majority 212 17.9 Decrease2.7
Turnout 1184 24.8 Increase0.7
BAPIP gain from Labour Swing Increase19.3

Rosehill with Burnley Wood ward

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tracy Kennedy 533 41.6 Decrease6.9
Labour Margaret Brindle 291 22.4 Decrease11.4
BAPIP Dave Alexander 260 20.3 Increase20.3
Conservative Phil Chamberlain 119 9.3 Decrease3.7
Green Georgina Hannah Ormrod 78 6.8 Increase2.6
Majority 242 18.9 Increase6.6
Turnout 1281 28.6 Decrease2.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase2.3

Trinity ward

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sarah Elizabeth Hall 770 66.5 Increase0.7
Labour Elizabeth Mary Monk 209 18.1 Decrease6.2
BAPIP Stephanine Forrest 107 9.2 Increase5.4
Liberal Democrats Jan Weaver 36 3.1 Increase3.1
Conservative Michael Paterson 35 3.0 Decrease3.3
Majority 561 48.5 Increase7.0
Turnout 1157 28.8 Decrease0.9
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase3.5

Whittlefield with Ightenhill

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BAPIP Emma Payne 593 33.1 Increase9.6
Green Laura Fisk 590 33.0 Increase30.4
Conservative Donald Whitaker 401 22.4 Decrease5.0
Labour Shaun Sproule 147 8.2 Decrease13.4
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Haworth 59 3.3 Decrease14.2
Majority 3 0.2 Decrease3.7
BAPIP gain from Conservative Swing Increase2.0

References

  1. ^ a b "Results 2019". Burnley Borough Council. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ Collis, Dominic (13 November 2017). "Shock as four Liberal Democrat councillors quit". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  3. ^ Peter Magill (14 April 2019). "By-election win for Lib Dems in Burnley". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  4. ^ Collis, Dominic (13 June 2018). "Two former Burnley Lib Dems join Labour group". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ Peter Magill (30 May 2019). "New leader takes charge of rainbow coalition for Burnley Council". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ Holder, Josh; Voce, Antonio (3 May 2019). "Local elections 2019: full results for English councils". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Results 2019". burnley.gov.uk. Burnley Borough Council. Retrieved 15 July 2019.