Burnley Borough Council election, 2010

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 6 May 2010. One-third of the council was up for election plus a by-election in the Queensgate ward following the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Bill Bennett (last elected in 2008). The Liberal Democrat party retained overall control of the council.

As the Liberal Democrat group and council leader Gordon Birtwistle was elected as constituency MP, following the election he was replaced in both these roles by Charlie Briggs. Also a police investigation was launched into voting irregularities in the Daneshouse with Stoneyholme ward.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Burnley Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 9 2 1 +1 56.3 39.9 17059 +2.6
  Labour 6 2 0 +2 37.5 29.2 12493 +1.4
  Conservative 1 0 1 -1 6.3 20.2 8626 +1.3
  BNP 0 0 2 -2 0.0 10.8 4619 -4.1

Ward results

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gary Frayling 1085 45.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Manzur Naweed 858 36.2 -3.8
Conservative Mathew Isherwood 430 18.1 -1.5
Majority 227 13.8 +10.3
Turnout 2373 54.6
Labour hold Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roger Barstow Frost 1869 58.9 +3.4
Conservative Susan Nutter 696 21.9 +8.6
Labour John Kenyon 608 19.2 +7.9
Majority 1173 37.0 +1.4
Turnout 3173 69.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Harrison 959 32.7 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Allen Harris 946 32.2 -4.7
BNP Carme McDevitt 538 18.3 -4.3
Conservative Brent Whittham 492 16.8 +3.1
Majority 13 0.4
Turnout 2935 59.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Heginbotham 1577 48.3 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Margret Brindle 1101 33.7 +9.7
Labour Samuel McLachlen 586 18.0 +7.4
Majority 476 14.6 -7.0
Turnout 3264 75.3
Conservative hold Swing

Coal Clough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle 1474 55.8 -10.8
Labour Alexander McLachlan 519 19.7 +4.4
Conservative Paul Coats 371 14.0 +14.0
BNP Christopher Vanns 278 10.5 -8.6
Majority 679 36.1 -11.4
Turnout 2642 64.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shah Hussain 1554 57.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrat Tahir Narwaz 1071 39.3 -13.1
Conservative Philip Nutter 101 3.7 +3.7
Majority 473 17.7
Turnout 2726 69.9
Labour hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neil Mottershead 891 33.4 -0.3
Labour Stephen Large 783 29.3 +5.4
BNP Derek Dawson 546 20.4 -8.9
Conservative Barry Robinson 450 16.9 +3.8
Majority 108 4.0 -0.4
Turnout 2670 60.8
Liberal Democrat gain from BNP Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Cant 1056 38.2 -11.8
BNP Paul McDevitt 573 20.8 +0.9
Conservative Philip Clarke 567 20.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Paula Riley 566 20.5 +9.9
Majority 483 17.5 -12.6
Turnout 2762 54.8
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Cunningham 856 29.2 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Sandra Byrne 793 27.1 +17.8
BNP John Cave 708 24.1 -14.5
Conservative Michelle Lord 574 19.6 +1.1
Majority 63 2.1
Turnout 2931 62.3
Labour gain from BNP Swing

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter McCann 1352 46.7 -9.4
Labour Ann Royle 975 33.7 +10.2
Conservative Alexander Harrison 567 19.6 -0.8
Majority 377 13.0 -19.6
Turnout 2894 64.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Queensgate (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Knowles 1176 26.1
Liberal Democrat Darren Reynolds 1039 23.1
Labour Marcus Johnstone 787 17.5
Labour Marion Smith 629 14.0
BNP John Rowe 444 9.8
Conservative Arthur Coats 430 9.5
Majority 137
Turnout 4,505 37.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julie Johnson 926 33.4 -6.8
Labour Joanne Greenwood 869 31.3 +12.8
BNP Paul Robinson 509 18.4 -12.5
Conservative John Elliott 469 16.9 +6.6
Majority 57 2.1 -7.1
Turnout 2733 33.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jeff Sumner 1173 43.0 -9.6
Labour Paul Campbell 755 27.7 +2.7
Conservative David Tierney 460 16.9 -5.5
BNP Kyle Winder 338 12.4 +12.4
Majority 418 15.3 -16.1
Turnout 2726 60.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Howard Baker 672 34.4 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Martyn Hurt 671 34.4 +13.6
Conservative Jack Picton 307 15.7 +3.1
BNP David Shapcott 301 15.5 -8.7
Majority 1 0.0 -18.2
Turnout 1951 51.3
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tom Porter 1153 34.0 +18.5
Conservative Barrie Bamford 1135 33.5 -20.8
Labour Tyrell McGowan 716 21.1 +7.1
BNP Joan Shapcott 384 11.4 -4.9
Majority 18 0.01
Turnout 3388 70.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ BBC News Accessed 2010
  • 2010 Burnley election result Accessed 2010
  • Election Results Accessed 2014
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