Burnley Borough Council election, 2002

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 2 May 2002. Due to a reorganisation, most of the electoral wards had boundary changes and some were replaced, only Lanehead and Briercliffe wards where unaffected. Also the number of seats was reduced to 45, resulting that the entire council was up for election. In each ward, voters where required to elect 3 councillors, with first place receiving a full 4 year term, second receiving 2 years and third, a single year. The Labour party retained control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Burnley Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 27 27 0 27 60 48.7 41,327
  Liberal Democrat 8 8 0 8 17.7 17.0 14,411
  Conservative 4 4 0 4 8.9 8.8 7,497
  Independent 3 3 0 3 6.7 12.9 10,924
  BNP 3 3 0 3 6.7 11.8 9,984
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 738

Ward results [edit]

Bank Hall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Bennett 1,216 24.3
Labour Barry Guttridge 1,139 22.8
Labour Caroline Kavanagh 1,052 21.1
BNP Joan Dewhurst 663 13.3
Liberal Democrat Abdul Hamid 503 10.1
Liberal Democrat Doctor Simba 422 8.4
Majority
Turnout 4,995

Briercliffe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Roger Frost 1,302 25.2
Liberal Democrat Margaret Lishman 1,214 23.5
Liberal Democrat Peter McCann 1,058 20.4
Labour Laurence Embley 549 10.6
Labour John Titherington 526 10.2
Labour John Hartley 525 10.1
Majority
Turnout 5,174

Brunshaw (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Hall 1,435 26.4
Labour Lilian Clark 1,312 24.1
Labour David Halsall 1,177 21.7
BNP Simon Bennett 919 16.9
Independent Cliff Tahir 593 10.9
Majority
Turnout 5,463

Cliviger with Worsthorne (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Heginbotham 1,032 14.8
BNP David Edwards 898 12.8
Independent Kevin Robinson 817 11.8
Conservative Tony Walker 801 11.4
Conservative Alan Stewart 711 10.2
Labour Fiona Burns 694 9.9
Labour Philip Walsh 693 9.9
Labour Marguerite Walsh 678 9.7
Independent Nigel Musker 666 9.5
Majority
Turnout 6,990

Coalclough with Deerplay (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gordon Birtwistle 1,335 24.2
Liberal Democrat Charles Bullas 1,117 20.3
Liberal Democrat Patricia Smith 1,043 18.9
BNP Leonard Starr 622 11.3
Labour Anthony Davis 394 7.2
Independent Nigel Musker 389 7.1
Labour Mary Roberts 340 6.2
Labour Mohammed Baig 265 4.8
Majority
Turnout 5,505

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Malik 1,461 20.8
Liberal Democrat Mozaquir Ali 1,336 19.0
Liberal Democrat Manzoor Hussain 1,256 17.9
Labour Saeed Chaudhary 934 13.3
Labour Shahi Sultan 643 9.1
Independent Kazmi Hussain 453 6.4
Liberal Democrat Masood Mirza 368 5.3
Independent Wendy Leach 343 4.9
Independent Edward Fisk 230 3.3
Majority
Turnout 7,024

Gannow (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Rushton 882 16.2
Labour Alice Thornber 842 15.4
BNP Terence Grogan 817 15.0
Labour Patrick Tierney 813 14.9
Independent Fred Melbourne 726 13.3
Independent Ian Nelson 690 12.7
Conservative Jeffrey Pickup 529 9.7
Socialist Alliance Ian Alderson 151 2.8
Majority
Turnout 5,450

Gawthorpe (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Cant 1,012 18.7
Labour Gillian Harbour 995 18.4
Labour Linda Gauton 868 16.0
BNP Andrew Kenyon 783 14.5
Independent Patricia Stinton 723 13.4
Independent Patricia Lord 635 11.7
Conservative Laura Dowding 395 7.3
Majority
Turnout 5,411

Hapton with Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Birchall 1,140 21.9
Labour John Harbour 1,095 21.0
Labour Andrew Tatchell 1,043 20.1
BNP John Kenyon 722 13.9
Independent Steven Gourlay 605 11.6
Liberal Democrat Mary McCann 596 11.5
Majority
Turnout 5,201

Lanehead (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paula Riley 984 18.7
Labour John Cavanagh 978 18.6
Labour Brian Cooper 871 16.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 846 16.1
BNP Sarah Sherburn 834 15.9
Labour David Lord 748 14.2
Majority
Turnout 5,261

Queensgate (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Kenyon 1,164 23.9
Labour Paul Moore 1,075 22.1
Labour Mohammad Najib 1,002 20.5
Liberal Democrat Denise Embra 852 17.5
BNP David Haworth 781 16.0
Majority
Turnout 4,874

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Caddy 841 16.1
Independent Marlene Disley 751 14.4
BNP Carol Hughes 751 14.4
Labour Stephen Reynolds 729 14.0
Independent Arthur Wilkinson 723 13.8
Labour Stephen Wolski 721 13.8
Independent Samuel Holgate 706 13.5
Majority
Turnout 5,222

Rosehill with Burnley Wood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colette Bailey 1,106 18.8
Labour Denis Otter 1,083 18.4
Labour Janice Swainston 1,013 17.3
Independent John Lloyd 890 15.1
BNP James Cowell 812 13.8
Conservative David Tierney 660 11.2
Socialist Alliance Stephen Worden 314 5.4
Majority
Turnout 5,878

Trinity (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carole Galbraith 1,022 23.4
Labour Anthony Lambert 914 20.9
Labour Elizabeth Monk 897 20.5
BNP Mark Terrell 643 14.7
Liberal Democrat William Bennett 626 14.3
Socialist Alliance Tess McMahon 273 6.2
Majority
Turnout 4,375

Whittlefield with Ightenhill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Josephine Challinor 1,166 17.7
Conservative Peter Doyle 1,112 16.9
Conservative Ida Fowler 1,091 16.6
BNP Mark Vickers 739 11.2
Labour Jean Daiches 670 10.2
Labour Antony Martin 641 9.8
Labour Hilary Ward 617 9.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Wright 537 8.2
Majority
Turnout 6,573

References[edit]


Preceded by
Burnley Borough Council election, 2000
Burnley Borough Council elections Succeeded by
Burnley Borough Council election, 2003