Map showing the composition of the 2019 Pendle Borough Council. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, and the Liberal Democrats in yellow
Map showing the composition of the 2019 Pendle Borough Council. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, and the Liberal Democrats in yellow

One third of Pendle Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 49 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1] Pendle is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1979–1987
Liberal Democrats 1987–1990
No overall control 1990–1991
Labour 1991–1994
No overall control 1994–1995
Liberal Democrats 1995–1999
No overall control 1999–2004
Liberal Democrats 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2018
Conservative 2018-2019
No overall control 2019–2021
Conservative 2021–present

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election reducing the number of seats by 2, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[4]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats British National Party Independent Notes
1988[7] 5 19 27 0 0
1990[8] 5 22 23 0 1
1991[9] 5 26 20 0 0
1992[10] 7 27 17 0 0
1994[11] 7 23 21 0 0
1995[12] 5 20 26 0 0
1996[13] 3 19 29 0 0
1998[14] 3 18 29 0 1
1999[15] 7 20 23 0 1
2000[16] 9 24 18 0 0
2002[4] 11 19 19 0 0 New ward boundaries[17]
2003[18] 11 15 23 0 0
2004[19] 11 8 30 0 0
2006[20] 13 5 30 1 0
2007[21] 14 6 27 1 0
2008[22] 16 10 20 2 1
2010[23] 17 13 16 2 1
2011[24] 18 16 12 2 1
2012[25] 18 18 12 1 0
2014[2] 19 18 11 1 0
2015 1 0
2016[26] 21 17 10 1 0
2018[27] 24 15 9 0 0
2019 23 16 10 0 0

Borough result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[28] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Barnoldswick Coates 27 June 1996 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Barnoldswick Craven 27 June 1996 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Bradley 20 March 1997 Labour Labour
Marsden 7 August 1997 Labour Labour
Horsfield by-election 10 December 1998 Labour Liberal Democrats
Horsfield by-election 1 March 2001 Labour Liberal Democrats
Craven by-election 28 June 2007 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Coates by-election 2 May 2013 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Blacko and Higherford by-election 3 April 2014 Conservative Conservative
Old Laund Booth by-election 3 July 2014 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats

References

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  5. ^ The District of Pendle (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  6. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  7. ^ "The gains and losses: Council election results in full". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1988.
  8. ^ "Local election results". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 1990.
  9. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  10. ^ "UK Council Elections: Election Results". Financial Times. 8 May 1992. p. 11.
  11. ^ "Local Elections: Full results of the voting in local authority polls". The Independent. 7 May 1994.
  12. ^ "The complete list of local council election results". The Independent. 6 May 1995.
  13. ^ "Election Results Round-Up - Local Elections". The Times. 3 May 1996. p. 8.
  14. ^ "Local government election results". The Independent. 8 May 1998.
  15. ^ "Pendle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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  17. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Pendle (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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  25. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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  27. ^ [1] Election Results 2018 - theguardian.com
  28. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2014.