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

One third of Rossendale Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected each year, followed by one year where there is an election to Lancashire County Council instead.

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party Period
No overall control 1973 – 1976
Conservative 1976 – 1986
Labour 1986 – 2000
Conservative 2000 – 2002
Labour 2002 – 2003
No overall control 2003 – 2004
Conservative 2004 – 2007
No overall control 2007 – 2008
Conservative 2008 – 2011
No overall control 2011 – 2012
Labour 2012 – 2021
No overall control 2021 – present

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

Stacksteads By-Election 14 August 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 411 47.1
Liberal Democrats 312 35.8
Conservative 149 17.1
Majority 99 11.3
Turnout 872 30.7
Labour hold Swing
Long Holme By-Election 30 September 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 720 58.5 +3.2
Labour 511 41.5 -3.2
Majority 209 17.0
Turnout 1,231 30.0
Conservative hold Swing
Greenfield By-Election 5 May 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Catherine Pilling 1,419 56.0 +18.6
Conservative Granville Morris 1,112 44.0 +2.9
Majority 307 12.0
Turnout 2,531 61.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hareholme By-Election 20 October 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Alcroft 585 44.8 +0.9
Conservative Mark Mills 477 36.5 -19.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Carr 244 18.7 +18.7
Majority 108 8.3
Turnout 1,306 30.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Cribden By-Election 30 September 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Gill 391 40.0 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Sheffield 312 31.9 +31.9
Conservative Helen Marsden 186 19.0 -34.8
BNP Kevin Bryan 89 9.1 +9.1
Majority 79 8.1
Turnout 978 34.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Goodshaw By-Election 13 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Farrington 634 59.5 +6.5
Conservative Judith Bates 300 28.1 -18.9
BNP Michael Crossley 80 7.5 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Dixon 52 4.9 +4.9
Majority 334 31.4
Turnout 1,066 33.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Irwell By-Election 13 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Durkin 379 37.2 +5.2
Conservative Hazel Steen 312 30.6 -1.6
BNP Kevin Bryan 281 27.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrats James Pilling 48 4.7 -4.9
Majority 67 6.6
Turnout 1,020 27.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Whitewell By-Election 13 September 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Nuttall 606 48.6 +11.9
Labour Patricia Dearden 399 32.0 -5.7
Conservative Peter Starkey 152 12.2 -13.5
BNP Peter Salt 91 7.3 +7.3
Majority 207 16.6
Turnout 1,248 28.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hareholme By-Election 22 November 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Crawforth 591 53.2 +7.1
Conservative Jason Gledhill 520 46.8 +6.3
Majority 71 6.4
Turnout 1,111 26.2
Conservative hold Swing
Helmshore By-Election 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Milling 1,015 53.6 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Holland 490 25.9 +14.7
Labour Ann Kenyon 389 20.5 +0.8
Majority 525 27.7
Turnout 1,894 42.0
Conservative hold Swing
Healey and Whitworth Ward by-election, 7 October 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Joseph Michael Serridge 346
Community First Party David Bradbury 165
Conservative Marie Gibbons 156
Liberal Democrats Clive Albert Laight 10
Majority 181
Turnout 677 21.7
Irwell Ward by-election, 7 October 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson 277
Conservative Elizabeth Anne Heath 220
Liberal Democrats Bill Jackson 183
Community First Party Tina Durkin 64
Majority 57
Turnout 744 17.7

References

  1. ^ "Rossendale". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Rossendale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater Manchester and Lancashire (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater Manchester and Lancashire (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Rossendale". BBC Online. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Rossendale (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Labour loses Scottish council seat". guardian.co.uk. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Labour retains seat". Rossendale Free Press. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Helmshore By-Election - 4th June 2009". Rossendale Borough Council. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2009.