Hyndburn shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)
Hyndburn shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire (Unitary authorities excluded)

One third of the Hyndburn Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Lancashire County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 35 councillors have been elected from 16 wards.[1] Hyndburn is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Period
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1980
Labour 1980–1984
Conservative 1984–1986
Labour 1986–1999
No overall control 1999–2000
Conservative 2000–2002
Labour 2002–2003
Conservative 2003–2010
No overall control 2010–2011
Labour 2011–2022
No overall control 2022 - present

Political makeup

Elections are usually by thirds, in three of every four years.

Year/Party Labour LibDems Cons Indep UKIP SDP Controlling party Council Leader Opposition Leader Mayor
2022 14 14 6 NOC Miles Parkinson (Ind) Munsif Dad (Lab) Abdul Khan (Lab) (Central)
2021 22 12 1 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Marlene Haworth (Cons) Kath Pratt (Cons) (Baxenden)
2020 No Elections Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Marlene Haworth (Cons) June Harrisson (Lab) (Barnfield)
2019 26 9 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) June Harrisson (Lab) (Barnfield)
2018 26 9 0 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) Mohammad Ayub (Lab) (Central)
2017 No Elections Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) Peter Britcliffe (Conservative) (St. Andrews)
2016 26 7 2 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) Tim O'Kane (Lab) (Clayton-le-Moors)
2015 24 8 0 2 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) Marlene Haworth (Cons) (St Oswalds)
2014 23 8 2 2 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Munsif Dad (Lab) (Spring Hill)
2013 No Elections Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Judith Addison (Cons) (Immanuel)
2012 23 9 3 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) John Broadley (Lab) (Church)
2011 18 14 3 Labour Miles Parkinson (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Colette McCormack (Lab) (Immanuel)
2010 14 17 4 NOC Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Miles Parkinson (Lab) Malcolm Pritchard (Ind) (Milnshaw)
2009 No Elections Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Graham Jones (Lab) Paul Barton (Cons) (Barnfield)
2008 13 18 4 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Graham Jones (Lab) Pam Barton JP (Lab) (Spring Hill)
2007 14 19 3 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Graham Jones (Lab) Tony Dobson (Cons) (Barnfield)
2006 15 19 1 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Graham Jones (Lab) Dr Moh. Rahmaen (Lab) (Netherton)
2005 No Elections Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) David Myles (Lab) Janet Storey (Cons) (Clayton)
2004 15 20 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Jean Battle (Lab) Miles Parkinson (Lab) (Altham)
2003 17 18 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Jean Battle (Lab) Wyn Frankland (Cons) (Overton)
2002 18 17 Labour Ian Ormerod f/b Jean Battle (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Sandra Heyes (Cons) (Immanuel)
New ward boundaries. Councillors reduced from 47 to 35 & all out election.[3]
2001 No Elections Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Ian Ormerod (Lab) Dave Parkins (Lab) (Huncoat)
2000 15 31 1 Conservative Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Ken Curtis f/b Ian Ormerod (Lab) Doug Hayes (Cons) (St Oswalds)
1999 23 23 1 NOC Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Ken Curtis (Lab) Bernard Dawson (Lab) (Peel)
1998 35 12 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Ian Ormerod (Lab) (Milnshaw)
1997 No Elections Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Maurice Cowell (Lab) (St Andrews)
1996 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Mirza Moh Yousaf JP (Lab) (Peel)
1995 44 3 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Jean Battle (Lab) (Milnshaw)
1994 41 6 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Reginald Goggin (Lab) (Spring Hill)
1993 No Elections Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Cons) Sonia Bramley-Howarth (Con)
1992 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Peter Britcliffe (Con) Mary Catherine Thom (Lab) (Clayton-Le-Moors)
1991 Labour George Slynn (Lab) John Culshaw (Lab)
1990 Labour George Slynn (Lab) William Sumner (Cons) (Great Harwood North & West)
1989 No Elections Labour George Slynn (Lab) Alan Dunwoodie Lund (Lib) (Baxenden)
1988 Labour George Slynn (Lab) Clifford Westell (Lab) (Central)
1987 Labour Edward Saville (Lab) William Parkinson (cons) (Accrington East)
Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[4]
1986 Labour Edward Saville (Lab) Leonard Dickinson JP (Lab) (Church St. James )
1985 No Elections Conservatives Nigel Bramley-Haworth (Con) Ted Francis Hill (Cons) (Foxhill Bank & St Oswalds)
1984 Conservatives Nigel Bramley-Haworth (Con) Jack Grime MBE, JP (Lab) (Church Chapel & Elmfield)
1983 Labour Michael Hindley (Lab) Thomas Renshaw (Cons) (Foxhill Bank & St Oswalds)
1982 Labour Michael Hindley (Lab) Phyllis Hargreaves (Lab) (Accrington West)
1981 No Elections Labour Michael Hindley (Lab) Jennie Jackson (Cons) (Clayton-Le-Moors)
1980 Labour Michael Hindley (Lab) Christopher Dillon (Lab) (Spring Hill)
1979 Conservatives Donald McNeil (Con) Joseph Kenneth Hargreaves MP, A.C.I.S, (Cons) (Foxhill Bank & St Oswalds)
New ward boundaries. Councillors reduced from 48 to 47 & all out election.[5]
1978 Conservatives Donald McNeil (Con) Doris Grant (Lab) (Huncoat)
1977 No Elections Conservatives Donald McNeil (Con) Jessie Hall (Cons) (Great Harwood North & West)
1976 14 1 33 Conservatives Donald McNeil (Con) Allan Critchlow JP (Lab) (Rishton)
1975 24 3 21 NOC Wallace Haines (Lab) Donald John McNeil (Cons) (Rishton)
1974 NOC Wallace Haines (Lab) Wallace Haines (Lab) (Accrington Central)

Borough result maps

By-election results

Netherton By-Election 13 July 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 702 61.7 +14.8
Conservative 436 38.3 -14.8
Majority 266 23.4
Turnout 1,138 31.9
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Huncoat By-Election 11 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 339 64.1 +12.9
Conservative 190 35.9 +35.9
Majority 149 28.2
Turnout 529 16.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Immanuel By-Election 11 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 387 53.8 +11.2
Conservative 333 46.2 -11.2
Majority 54 7.6
Turnout 720 19.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rishton By-Election 17 March 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Claire Hamilton 759 46.1 +5.6
Conservative Stan Horne 756 46.0 -13.5
Liberal Democrats Bill Greene 129 7.8 +7.8
Majority 3 0.1
Turnout 1,644 32.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Overton By-Election 30 June 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Shorrock 774 47.5 +2.6
Conservative Roy Atkinson 593 36.4 -18.7
BNP Carrie Cassidy 191 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Bill Greene 72 4.4 +4.4
Majority 178 11.1
Turnout 1,630 32.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Spring Hill By-Election 21 September 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Munsif Dad 528 68.1 -3.2
Conservative Michaek Szewczuk 247 31.9 +3.2
Majority 281 36.2
Turnout 775 22.1
Labour hold Swing
Rishton By-Election 2 November 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Grayson 1,112 55.2 +5.9
Conservative Stan Horne 848 42.1 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Bill Green 54 2.7 +2.7
Majority 264 13.1
Turnout 2,014 39.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Peel By-Election 1 July 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Dwyer 592 75.8 TBC
Conservative Danny Cassidy 189 24.2 TBC
Majority 403 51.6 TBC
Turnout 781 25.7 TBC
Labour hold Swing TBC
Baxenden By-Election 18 November 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Hurn 693 58.2 TBC
Labour David Hartley 434 36.4 TBC
Independent Lesley Wolstencroft 47 3.9 TBC
UKIP Bobby Anwar 17 1.4 TBC
Majority 259 21.7 TBC
Turnout 1,191 36 TBC
Conservative hold Swing TBC
Spring Hill By-Election 9 July 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diane Fielding 678 51.7 TBC
Conservative Mohammed Sadfar 475 36.2 TBC
UKIP Ken Smith 137 10.4 TBC
Green Kerry Gormley 17 1.3 TBC
Majority 203 15.5 TBC
Turnout 1312 TBC TBC
Labour hold Swing TBC
Overton By-Election TBC 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour TBC TBC
Conservative TBC TBC
Majority TBC
Turnout TBC
Labour hold Swing TBC

References

  1. ^ "Organisational Assessment" (PDF). Hyndburn Borough Council. 9 December 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Hyndburn". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hyndburn (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  5. ^ The Borough of Hyndburn (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  6. ^ "By-election won by student, 21". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 18 March 2005. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Labour candidate wins by-election victory". Blackburn Citizen. 22 September 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Labour gains, Conservative pains". HyndburnOnline.com. 6 November 2006. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2009.