Map showing the results of the 2021 Rossendale Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 Rossendale Borough Council election

Elections to Rossendale Borough Council were held on 6 May 2021, as part of the wider 2021 UK local elections.

Councillors elected in 2016 were defending their seats this year, and they will be contested again in 2024. The Labour Party lost control of the council, however they continue to run a minority administration.

Results summary

2021 Rossendale Borough Council election[1][2]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 8 Decrease 2 61.5 10 18 50.0 8,226 46.2 +2.2
  Conservative 4 Increase 2 30.8 11 15 41.7 8,116 45.6 +1.5
  Independent 1 Steady 7.7 2 3 8.3 1,083 6.1 -0.6
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 377 2.1 +0.8

Ward results

Cribden

Cribden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gemma Rooke 618 51.9 +1.5
Conservative Jonathan Foxcroft 573 48.1 -1.5
Majority 41 3.8
Turnout 1,202 42.8
Labour hold Swing Increase1.5

Eden

Eden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Johnson 606 52.5 +17.7
Conservative Charles Smethurst 549 47.5 -17.7
Majority 57 5.0
Turnout 1,169 41.5
Labour hold Swing Increase17.7

Facit & Shawforth

Facit & Shawforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Janet Whitehead 425 42.9 N/A
Conservative Scott Smith 310 31.3 -23.8
Labour Thomas Aldred 255 25.8 -19.1
Majority 115 11.6
Turnout 1,000 35.8
Independent gain from Labour Swing Increase33.4

Goodshaw

Goodshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Foxcroft 658 52.4 +3.8
Labour Christopher Hamer 598 47.6 -3.8
Majority 60 4.8
Turnout 1,269 40.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase3.8

Greenfield

Greenfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laura-Beth Thompson 789 50.2 -7.7
Labour Co-op Neil Looker 592 37.7 -4.4
Independent Valerie Roberts 191 12.2 N/A
Majority 197 12.5
Turnout 1,597 37.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.7

Greensclough

Greensclough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Ashworth 794 51.9 +10.4
Conservative Andrew Snowden 737 48.1 -10.4
Majority 57 3.8
Turnout 1,565 35.8
Labour hold Swing Increase10.4

Hareholme

Hareholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samara Barnes 833 52.3 -5.0
Conservative Matthew Littler 759 47.7 +5.0
Majority 74 4.6
Turnout 1,611 39.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.0

Helmshore

Helmshore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Woods 1,081 51.8 -10.1
Labour William Townsend 673 32.2 -5.9
Independent David Stansfield 333 16.0 N/A
Majority 408 19.6
Turnout 2,101 44.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.1

Irwell

Irwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Walmsley 590 49.1 +3.3
Conservative Caroline Snowden 522 43.5 -10.7
Green Daniel Brogan 89 7.4 N/A
Majority 68 5.6
Turnout 1,210 28.4
Labour hold Swing Increase7.0

Longholme

Longholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Hughes 740 45.7 -8.2
Conservative Michael Walters 641 39.5 -6.6
Independent John Oliver 134 8.3 N/A
Green Julie White 106 6.5 N/A
Majority 99 6.2
Turnout 1,634 37.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.8

Stacksteads

Stacksteads
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew MacNae 497 56.8 +24.6
Conservative Hazel Steen 378 43.2 +29.8
Majority 119 13.6
Turnout 899 31.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.2

Whitewell

Whitewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Rigby 692 47.3 +13.5
Labour David Hancock 588 40.2 +5.0
Green John Payne 182 12.4 -0.6
Majority 104 7.1
Turnout 1,481 35.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase4.3

Worsley

Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mariyn Procter 842 66.4 +11.5
Conservative Mohammed Abdullah 427 33.6 +14.0
Majority 415 32.8
Turnout 1,292 31.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.3

References

  1. ^ "Declaration of Results for Rossendale Borough Council Elections 6 May 2021". Rossendale Borough Council. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Rossendale scoreboard". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2021.