Blackburn with Darwen local elections

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There is a total of 64 seats on Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Council in Lancashire, England. As of 2006, the borough is divided up into 23 wards, all with three councillors with the exception of Earcroft, Whitehall, and North Turton and Tockholes, which have 2 members, and East Rural which has one.[1] One third of the council is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Wards[edit]

  • Audley
  • Bastwell
  • Beardwood with Lammack
  • Corporation Park
  • Earcroft (2 members)
  • East Rural (1 member)
  • Ewood
  • Fernhurst
  • Higher Croft
  • Little Harwood
  • Livesey with Pleasington
  • Marsh House
  • Meadowhead
  • Mill Hill
  • North Turton with Tockholes (2 members)
  • Queen's Park
  • Roe Lee
  • Shadsworth with Whitebirk
  • Shear Brow
  • Sudell
  • Sunnyhurst
  • Wensley Fold
  • Whitehall (2 members)

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Mill Hill By-Election 21 November 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Robin Evans 578 32.1 +32.1
Labour Gail Barton 562 31.2 -16.3
Liberal Democrat David D'Arcy 505 28.1 -24.4
Conservative Karl Turner 154 8.6 +8.6
Majority 16 0.9
Turnout 1,799 39.4
BNP gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Earcroft By-Election 15 July 2004 (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Moira Barrett 492
Labour Francis Davis 443
Liberal Democrat John East 300
Liberal Democrat Anthony Melia 277
Conservative Julie Slater 212
Conservative Konrad Tapp 201
BNP Nicholas Holt 133
Independent Sam Stone 114
Independent Trevor Maxfield 109
BNP Anthony Dailly 106
British National Socialist Party Robin Evans 14
British National Socialist Party Natalia Finn 10
Turnout 2,411 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
East Rural By-Election 28 September 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Julie Slater 209 28.1 +28.1
Conservative John Raseta 201 27.0 -66.7
England First Stephen Hart 99 13.3 +13.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Dunning 91 12.2 +12.2
Labour Stella McLennan 75 10.1 +3.8
BNP Nicholas Holt 70 9.4 +9.4
Majority 8 1.1
Turnout 745 46.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Queens Park By-Election 4 February 2010[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mustafa Desai 638 54.2 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Imtiaz Patel 366 31.1 -17.8
Conservative Asghar Ali 174 14.8 +14.8
Majority 272 23.1
Turnout 1,178 28.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors and wards". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Herbert, Ian (23 November 2002). "Straw calls for race tolerance as BNP wins council seat". London: The Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Borough council election results – June 10, 2004". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Election win keeps up family tradition". Blackburn Citizen. 30 September 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Labour wins Blackburn with Darwen council seat". Blackburn Citizen. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Result of the February 2010 by-election in Queen's Park ward". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 

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