2021 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

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17 of the 51 seats (one third) to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Con
LD
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 35 13 1
Seats won 11 6 0
Seats after 35 14 0
Seat change Steady Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 18,326 12,854 1,654
Percentage 55.4% 38.8% 5.0%

  Fourth party
 
Ind
Party Independent
Seats before 1
Seats won 0
Seats after 1
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 260
Percentage 0.8%

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2021 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.[1] One-third of the seats were up for election.

Results

2021 Blackburn with Darwen Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 11 Steady 64.7 24 35 68.6 18,326 55.4 +0.1
  Conservative 6 Increase 1 35.3 8 14 27.5 12,854 38.8 +10.4
  Liberal Democrats 0 Decrease 1 0.0 1 1 2.0 1,654 5.0 +1.8
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 2.0 260 0.8 -8.2

Council Composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

35 13 1 1
Labour Conservative LD Ind

LD - Liberal Democrat
Ind - Independent politician

After the election, the composition of the council was:

35 14 1
Labour Conservative Ind

Ind - Independent politician

Ward results

Audley & Queen's Park

Audley & Queen's Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tiger Patel 1,209 52.5 +26.0
Labour Maryam Batan 1,096 47.5 –17.5
Majority 113 15.0 N/A
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bastwell and Daisyfield

Bastwell and Daisyfield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iftakhar Hussain 1,932 84.9 -6.0
Conservative Les Cade 344 15.1 +6.0
Majority 1,588
Labour hold Swing

Billinge and Beardwood

Billinge and Beardwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Irfan 1,188 55.1 +6.9
Conservative Rizwan Shah 884 41.0 +10.4
Independent Ismail Patel 124 5.8 N/A
Majority 304
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Blackburn Central

Blackburn Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samim Desai 1,158 75.1 -6.6
Conservative Margaret Marrow 383 24.9 +6.6
Majority 775
Labour hold Swing

Blackburn South and Lower Darwen

Blackburn South and Lower Darwen[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Denise Gee 1,140 70.1 +4.2
Labour Liz Johnson 487 29.9 -4.2
Majority 653 40.2
Conservative hold Swing

Blackburn South East

Blackburn South East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Humphrys 720 59.0 +1.7
Conservative Ann Tolley 392 32.1 +18.7
Liberal Democrats Connor Plumley 108 8.9 N/A
Majority 328
Labour hold Swing

Darwen East

Darwen East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katrina Shepherd 678 38.2 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Roy Davies 634 35.7 -10.4
Conservative Ryan Slater 329 18.5 +5.7
Independent Sue Prynn 136 7.7 N/A
Majority 44 2.5 N/A
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Darwen South

Darwen South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Walker 1,037 54.0 +1.8
Labour Sarah Rose 509 26.5 -9.2
Liberal Democrats Simon Huggill 374 19.5 N/A
Majority 528
Conservative hold Swing

Darwen West

Darwen West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Taylor 1,257 57.0 +2.5
Conservative Janine Crook 846 38.4 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Diane McVee 101 4.6 N/A
Majority 411
Labour hold Swing

Ewood

Ewood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jon Baldwin 740 51.1 +10.0
Labour Ashley Whalley 709 48.9 -10.0
Majority 31 2.2 N/A
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Little Harwood and Whitebirk

Little Harwood and Whitebirk[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Patel 1,423 72.8 -4.4
Conservative Iain Sykes 533 27.2 +16.9
Majority 890
Labour hold Swing

Livesey with Pleasington

Livesey with Pleasington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Russell 1,616 73.4 -2.7
Labour Michael Jackson 585 26.6 +2.7
Majority 1,031
Conservative hold Swing

Mill Hill and Moorgate

Mill Hill and Moorgate[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Gunn 724 54.2 +6.7
Conservative Rick Moore 612 45.8 +27.1
Majority 112
Labour hold Swing

Roe Lee

Roe Lee[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Liddle 1,165 59.0 -7.4
Conservative Martin Kerry 810 41.0 +7.4
Majority 355
Labour hold Swing

Shear Brow and Corporation Park

Shear Brow and Corporation Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hussain Akhtar 2,428 91.1 +37.9
Conservative Aaliyah Alli 237 8.9 -0.1
Majority 2,191
Labour hold Swing

Wensley Fold

Wensley Fold[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Harling 1,698 87.8 -1.4
Conservative Helen Voegt 235 12.2 +1.4
Majority 1,463
Labour hold Swing

West Pennine

West Pennine[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Slater 1,507 60.0 +20.6
Labour Matthew Jackson 569 22.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrats John East 437 17.4 +5.3
Majority 938
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "2021 elections". Blackburn.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Notice of Poll (Borough)". Blackburn.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2021.