Burnley Borough Council election, 2011

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 5 May 2011. One third of the council was up for election and no party won overall control of the council. Arif Khan, the incumbent in the Queensgate ward, defected form the Lib Dems to Labour in October 2010, citing disillusionment with the party’s performance since the general election.[1] The councils only Independent, John Jones (former Lib Dem), the incumbent in the Brunshaw ward, did not stand for re-election.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Burnley Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 3 0 3 53.4 46.7 12,166 -327
  Liberal Democrat 5 0 1 -1 33.3 32.6 8,490 -8569
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 13.3 14.2 3,684 -4942
  BNP 0 0 1 -1 0.0 5.9 1,549 -3070
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 145 0
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.0 0 0

Ward results [edit]

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Field 1157 77.5
Liberal Democrat Arthur Gordon Lisman 336 22.5
Majority 821 55.0
Turnout 1,493 35.2
Labour hold Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anne Kelly 1004 55.0
Labour Brian Cooper 514 28.1
Conservative Susan Nutter 308 16.9
Majority 490 26.8
Turnout 1,826 40.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Townsend 1090 61.9
Liberal Democrat Kathryn Howarth 376 21.3
Conservative Alex Harrison 296 16.8
Majority 714 40.5
Turnout 1,762 36.0
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cosima Towneley 993 46.9
Liberal Democrat Paula Riley 570 26.9
Labour Tony Martin 556 26.2
Majority 423 20.0
Turnout 2,119 47.7
Conservative hold Swing

Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Margaret Brindle 750 47.3
Labour Alex McClachlan 486 30.6
Conservative Anthony Jackson 209 13.2
BNP Angela Vanns 142 8.9
Majority 246 16.6
Turnout 1,587 38.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wajid Khan 1,694 75.7
Liberal Democrat Abdul Rakib 544 24.3
Majority 1150 51.4
Turnout 2,238 58.9
Labour hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Charlie Briggs 650 41.5
Labour Stephen Large 555 35.4
BNP David Shapcott 186 11.9
Conservative Barry Robinson 176 11.2
Majority 95 6.1
Turnout 1,567 35.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Harbour 962 59.8
Liberal Democrat David Matthew Carter 341 21.2
BNP Paul Robinson 305 19.0
Majority 621 38.6
Turnout 1,608 34.4
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Greenwood 871 49.2
BNP Derek Dawson 369 20.8
Conservative Victoria Taylor 323 18.3
Liberal Democrat Claire McCann 207 11.7
Majority 502 28.4
Turnout 1,770 37.9
Labour gain from BNP Swing

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Royle 797 43.2
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 676 36.6
Conservative Paul Coats 228 12.3
UKIP Michael McHugh 145 7.9
Majority 121 6.6
Turnout 1,846 41.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Janet Brown 918 50.6
Labour Arif Khan 895 49.4
Majority 23 1.3
Turnout 1,813 43.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shephen Paul Reynolds 643 41.8
Liberal Democrat Kate Mottershead 491 32.0
BNP Paul McDevitt 238 15.5
Conservative Mathew Isherwood 164 10.7
Majority 152 9.9
Turnout 1,536 31.8
Labour hold Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tracy Kennedy 817 48.4
Labour Paul Campbell 691 40.9
BNP Christopher Vanns 180 10.7
Majority 126 7.5
Turnout 1,688 38.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Monk 669 56.6
Liberal Democrat Martyn Hurt 246 20.7
Conservative Thomas Picton 140 11.8
BNP Christopher John Vanns 129 10.9
Majority 423 35.7
Turnout 1,148 30
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ida Carmichael 847 42.4
Labour Nicolas Madden 586 29.3
Liberal Democrat Debbie Porter 564 28.3
Majority 261 13.1
Turnout 1,997 41.6
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillor defects to Labour". Retrieved 07-05-11.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)