Hyndburn Borough Council election, 2021
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13 of 35 seats to Hyndburn Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
Turnout36%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Miles Parkinson Marlene Haworth
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Altham St Oswald's
Seats before 25 7
Seats won 22 12
Seat change Decrease4 Increase4

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2021 local election results in Hyndburn
  Labour
  Not contested

A by-thirds Hyndburn Borough Council local election (postponed since March 2020, due to the Coronavirus outbreak), was held on Thursday 6 May 2021. Approximately one third of the local council's 35 seats fall up for election on that day.[1]

This election, postponed for 12-months since 2020, took place at the same time as the regularly-scheduled 2021 Lancashire County Council elections[2][circular reference] and the rescheduled Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner elections.[3][circular reference]

Background

Before the election Labour had a majority of 25 councillors, Conservatives had 7 councillors, with 1 Independent councillor who had previously been a Conservative and had since resigned from that party and become an Independent, plus 2 Vacant seats where after councillor Stephanie Haworth opted to stand-down (in 2020) her seat was left Vacant (during the covid pandemic) and the other suddenly became vacant (in March 2020) following the death of long-serving councillor Tony Dobson, who had also originally planned to stand-down (in 2020).[4]

  1. Hyndburn's Conservative MP, Sara Britcliffe was previously elected in 2018 to one of the St. Andrew's HBC-ward seats AND that vacated seat's postponed by-election is due to take place in May-2021

In this election, Labour was defending 10-ward-seats and Conservatives were defending 3-ward-seats. The winning ward-candidates will serve out only the last 3-years of a standard 4-year term in office, with those same seats coming up for re-election, in May 2024, 12-months prior to the next LCC election, in May 2025.

Candidates were also standing as potential Reform Party ward-councillors in Netherton, Overton, Rishton and St Andrew's. Candidates were also standing as potential Lib-Dem Party ward-councillors in Rishton and St Oswald's. A single Candidate stood as a potential Independent ward-councillor in Rishton. The Green Party did not stand candidates in any Hyndburn ward-seats and only contested LCC seats. There were no UKIP Candidates standing in any Hyndburn ward-seats, with just one such candidate for the Accrington North LCC-seat.

  1. Candidates standing for both a HBC-ward seat AND a LCC-seat - are tagged with "(& LCC)"

Local Election result

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Hyndburn Borough Council 2021 Composition Map.png
Party Leader Councillors Votes
Of total Whole Council Of total
Labour 6 46.2%
22 / 35
7,831 47.5%
Conservative Party 7 53.8%
12 / 35
7,548 45.8%
Independents 0 0.0%
1 / 35
411 2.5%
Reform UK 0 0.0%
0 / 35
404 2.5%
Liberal Democrats 0 0.0%
0 / 35
73 0.5%


Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Hyndburn_Borough_Council_election

NB: Four (of 16) Council wards, where seats were NOT be up for re-election in 2021, include the following wards - Clayton Le Moors, Huncoat, Immanuel in Oswaldtwistle and Milnshaw in Accrington. However, as there was ALSO an election previously scheduled for Lancashire's next Police and Crime Commissioner, polling stations in those other Four wards would normally ALSO have been OPEN to accept those ballots for a new Commissioner.

Previous Councillors who were looking to Stand-Down in May 2021 included - Stephanie Haworth (Lab-Overton), Jean Battle (Lab-Church) and Jeff Scales (Lab-Rishton). As well as the (Con) Barnfield seat, which became vacant in March 2020 when Councillor Tony Dobson died.

Ward results

Altham

Altham – Electorate 3,918
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dominik ALLEN 632 54.62 31.38
Labour Steve BUTTON 502 43.39 -3.01
... spoilt ballots 22 0.19
Majority 130 11.24 N/A
Turnout 1,157 29.53 0.10
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Barnfield

Barnfield – Electorate 3,284
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Elizabeth MONTAGUE 594 51.34 7.88
Conservative Danny CASSIDY 545 47.10 0.17
... spoilt ballots 17 1.47
Majority 49 4.24 N/A
Turnout 1,157 35.23 -4.63
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Baxenden

Baxenden – Electorate 3,226
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Keith HURN (& LCC) 779 59.19 8.45
Labour Kimberley Jane WHITEHEAD 532 40.43 8.86
... spoilt ballots 6 0.46
Majority 247 18.77 N/A
Turnout 1,316 40.79 2.21
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central – Electorate 3,784
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Ghafar KHAN 986 49.70 -10.03
Conservative Mohammed YOUNIS (& LCC) 963 48.54 9.67
... spoilt ballots 31 1.56
Majority 23 1.16 N/A
Turnout 1,984 52.43 1.29
Labour hold Swing

Church

Church – Electorate 3,476
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sajid MAHMOOD 595 51.07 32.94
Labour Clare PRITCHARD 545 46.78 -33.24
... spoilt ballots 35 3.00
Majority 50 4.29 N/A
Turnout 1,165 33.52 5.34
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Netherton

Netherton – Electorate 3,385
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Noordad AZIZ (& LCC) 745 59.74 8.79
Conservative Peter EDWARDS 417 33.44 5.12
Reform UK Sarah-Kay Margaret FITZHARRIS 70 5.61 N/A
... spoilt ballots 15 1.20
Majority 328 26.30 N/A
Turnout 1,247 36.84 -4.84
Labour hold Swing

Overton

Overton – Electorate 4,796
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael John HINDLEY 787 45.73 6.25
Conservative Gareth Jason MOLINEUX (& LCC) 698 40.56 4.62
Reform UK Wayne James FITZHARRIS (& LCC) 215 12.49 N/A
... spoilt ballots 21 1.22
Majority 89 5.17 N/A
Turnout 1,721 35.88 -2.58
Labour hold Swing

Peel

Peel – Electorate 2,965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick SHORT 503 65.58 -3.61
Conservative David ECCLES 245 31.94 N/A
... spoilt ballots 18 2.35
Majority 258 33.64 N/A
Turnout 767 25.87 -1.45
Labour hold Swing

Rishton

Rishton – Electorate 4,982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Anne HAYTHORNTHWAITE (& LCC) 658 37.54 3.25
Labour Jodi CLEMENTS 620 35.37 -6.19
Independent Andrew Joseph HARRIS 411 23.45 N/A
Reform UK Ian ROBINSON (& LCC) 39 2.22 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adam John Thomas WALLER-SLACK (& LCC) 20 1.14 N/A
... spoilt ballots 6 0.34
Majority 38 2.17 N/A
Turnout 1,753 35.19 -0.52
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Spring Hill

Spring Hill – Electorate 3,589
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Munsif DAD (& LCC) 792 59.15 -17.33
Conservative Saghir HUSSAIN 521 38.91 18.14
... spoilt ballots 16 1.19
Majority 271 20.24 N/A
Turnout 1,339 37.31 1.60
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's

  1. two-seats ... the winner of Sara's-2018 seat (*), will be up for re-election in May-2022, just 12-months later.
St. Andrew's – Electorate 3,295
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter BRITCLIFFE (& LCC) 550 52.38 7.60
Conservative Steven Lee SMITHSON (*) 372 35.43 N/A
Labour Stewart Thurston EAVES 364 34.67 -19.23
Labour Gayle Bernadette KNIGHT 312 29.71 N/A
Reform UK Jake Connor ALLEN (& LCC) 80 7.62 N/A
... spoilt ballots 6 0.57
Majority PB: 186 17.71 N/A
Turnout 1,050 31.87 0.69
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St. Oswald's

St. Oswald's – Electorate 4,856
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan HAYES 945 50.45 17.89
Labour Glen Kevin HARRISON (& LCC) 861 45.97 6.49
Liberal Democrats Beth WALLER-SLACK (& LCC) 53 2.83 N/A
... spoilt ballots 14 0.75
Majority 84 4.48 N/A
Turnout 1,873 38.57 3.26
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Elections & Referendums - what we do". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ "2021 Lancashire County Council Election". Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ "2021 Lancashire Constabulary Police and Crime Commissioner Election". Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Hyndburn Borough Council - Your councillors by political party". The Hyndburn Borough Council. Retrieved 12 March 2021.