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Burnley Borough Council elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

One third of Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 45 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.[1] Burnley is a non-metropolitan district forming a lower-tier of local government under Lancashire County Council.

Political control

Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Coat of Arms of the Borough Council

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

Party Period
Labour 1973–2000
No overall control 2000–2001
Labour 2001–2004
No overall control 2003–2004
Liberal Democrats 2008–2011
No overall control 2011–2012
Labour 2012–2019
No overall control 2019 – present

Council elections

Result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Cliviger with Worsthorne By-Election 2 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 611 59.4 +11.6
Labour 417 40.6 -11.6
Majority 194 18.8
Turnout 1,028
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2001–2005

Lowerhouse By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Samuel Holgate 467 38.8 −33.0
Labour 421 35.0 +6.8
BNP 283 23.5 +23.5
Socialist Alliance 32 2.7 +2.7
Majority 46 3.8
Turnout 1,203 27.8
Independent hold Swing

Trinity By-Election 22 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Monk 555 57.9 +1.3
BNP 181 18.9 +18.9
Independent 172 18.0 +18.0
Socialist Alliance 50 5.2 +5.2
Majority 374 39.0
Turnout 958 28.8
Labour hold Swing

Rose Hill By-Election 29 November 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denis Otter 380 31.7 +9.0
Independent 284 23.7 -24.1
BNP 230 19.2 +19.2
Liberal Democrats 203 16.9 +16.9
Conservative 101 8.4 -21.1
Majority 96 8.0
Turnout 1,198 28.8
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Hapton with Park By-Election 19 June 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter McCann 788 33.1 +33.1
BNP Andy Kenyon 777 32.6 -6.4
Labour Andy Tatchell 679 28.5 -5.9
Independent Patricia Stinton 76 3.2 -15.6
Conservative Alan Marsden 62 2.6 -5.2
Majority 11 0.5
Turnout 2,382 53.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Lanehead By-Election 16 October 2003[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Smith 1,070 50.6 +32.0
Labour Julie Cooper 464 21.9 -9.8
BNP John Cave 357 16.9 -17.1
Independent Ann Royle 127 6.0 -9.8
Conservative Paul Coates 98 4.6 +4.6
Majority 606 28.7
Turnout 2,116 48.2
Liberal Democrats gain from BNP Swing

2005–2009

Bank Hall By-Election 5 May 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Cooper 1,056 48.0 −2.2
Liberal Democrats Abdul Hamid 514 23.3 −2.7
BNP Derek Dawson 368 16.7 +16.7
Conservative Paul Coates 266 12.0 −11.8
Majority 542 24.7
Turnout 2,204 53.5
Labour hold Swing

Brunshaw By-Election 15 February 2007[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Allen Harris 875 44.1 +16.3
BNP Paul McDevitt 538 27.1 +0.6
Labour Karen Baker 479 24.2 −6.7
Conservative Tony Coulson 90 4.5 -10.2
Majority 337 17.0
Turnout 1,982 39.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme By-Election 15 February 2007[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shah Hussain 944 46.6 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Malik 906 44.7 -5.0
England First Steven Smith 141 7.0 +7.0
Conservative Alan Marsden 35 1.7 +1.7
Majority 38 1.9
Turnout 2,026 52.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2009–2013

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse By-Election 4 June 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iris Gates 645 41.2 +1.1
BNP John Cave 400 25.6 -5.4
Labour Charles Baker 304 19.4 +1.0
Conservative Barry Elliott 215 13.7 +3.4
Majority 245 15.6
Turnout 1,564 32.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse Ward By-Election 10th March 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beatrice Foster 521
Liberal Democrats Kate Mottershead 261
Conservative Mathew Isherwood 81
BNP Paul McDevitt 288
Independent Andrew Hennessey 58
Majority 233
Turnout 1209
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Trinity By-Election 13 September 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Martin 493 49.25
BNP Derek Dawson 95 9.6
Liberal Democrats Stephanie Forrest 256 25.57
Conservative Tom Watson 96 9.6
UKIP Craig James Ramplee 35 3.5
National Front Steven Smith 26 2.6
Majority 237
Turnout 1,001
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Composition of the Council". Burnley Borough Council. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Burnley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Burnley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ The Lancashire (District Boundaries) Order 1986
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Burnley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1990[dead link]. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Burnley". BBC Online. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Burnley (Electoral Changes) Order 2001 Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Burnley (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ Carter, Helen (21 June 2003). "Relief in Burnley at narrow BNP defeat". The Guardian. p. 12.
  10. ^ "BNP are beaten in by-election". Prestwich & Whitefield Guide. 17 October 2003. Retrieved 20 December 2009.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Seats slip from BNP control". BBC News Online. 16 October 2003. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  12. ^ "Declaration of result poll". Burnley Borough Council. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  13. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT POLL". Burnley.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  14. ^ "DECLARATION OF RESULT POLL". Burnley.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  15. ^ "Declaration of result poll". Burnley Borough Council. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  16. ^ http://www.burnley.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1133&categoryID=362&pageNumber=2[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.burnley.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1209&categoryID=362&pageNumber=8[permanent dead link]

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