Lancashire County Council election, 2009

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Lancashire County Council election, 2009
England
2005 ←
4 June 2013
→ 2013

All 84 seats to Lancashire County Council
43 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Seats won 51 16 10
Seat change Increase20 Decrease28 Increase4

Lancashire UK locator map 2010.svg

The county of Lancashire within England

Council control before election

Labour Party

Council control after election

Conservative

A whole-council election to Lancashire County Council took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2009. The United Kingdom government department Department for Communities and Local Government consulted on the issue of moving the elections to the same date as the European Parliament election, 2009, which resulted in the council elections being postponed to June to coincide. 84 councillors were elected for 84 divisions by first-past-the-post' for a four-year term of office. Wards were the same as those at the previous election in 2005. Elections are held in all electoral divisions across the present ceremonial county, excepting Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen which are unitary authorities in a similar way to Greater Manchester and most of Merseyside.[1]

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 4 June 2009 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[2] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[3]

Summary[edit]

The election saw the Labour Party lose overall control of the council to the Conservative Party, who achieved an absolute majority. The Labour Party group became the councils official opposition.

Summary of Results[edit]

Elections were held in 2005 across Lancashire.

Summary of results 2005
Party Burnley Chorley Fylde Hyndburn Lancaster Pendle Preston Ribble Valley Rossendale South Ribble West Lancashire Wyre Total
Labour 6 4 0 6 6 1 6 0 3 5 4 3 44
Conservative 0 3 5 0 3 2 3 3 2 1 4 5 31
Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
Green 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Idle Toad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Summary of results 2009
Party Burnley Chorley Fylde Hyndburn Lancaster Pendle Preston Ribble Valley Rossendale South Ribble West Lancashire Wyre Total
Labour 0 1 0 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 16
Conservative 0 6 3 2 6 4 3 3 5 6 6 7 51
Liberal Democrat 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 10
Green 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Idle Toad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Independent 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BNP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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Party results[edit]

Lancashire Council election, 2009
Party Defending Seats Results Change
Conservative 31 51 +20
Labour 44 16 -28
Liberal Democrats 6 10 +4
Independent 1 3 +2
Green 1 2 +1
Idle Toad 1 1 0
British National Party 0 1 +1

Divisional results[edit]

Burnley[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Burnley Central East Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour* 72
Burnley Central West Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour 586
Burnley North East Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour 315
Burnley Rural Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour 340
Burnley South West Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour 1,041
Padiham and Burnley West British National Party GAIN from Labour 201

(* On Thursday, 6 May 2010, a by-election was held to fill the vacancy in Burnley Central East following the death of the sitting member. The result was a Labour GAIN from Liberal Democrat, majority 878.[4]

Chorley[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Chorley East Labour hold 696
Chorley North Conservative Hold 1,592
Chorley Rural East Conservative Hold 762
Chorley Rural North Conservative Hold 899
Chorley Rural West Conservative GAIN from Labour 1,299
Chorley South Conservative GAIN from Labour 57
Chorley West Conservative GAIN from Labour 889

Fylde[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Fylde East Independent Hold 987
Fylde South Conservative Hold 543
Fylde West Independent GAIN from Conservative 23
Lytham Conservative Hold 896
St Annes North Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative 547
St Annes South Conservative Hold 265

Hyndburn[edit]

Accrington West - electorate 9,850
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammed Younis 2,043
Labour Doreen Pollit 2,021
Spoilt 130
Turnout 4,194 42.58%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Oswaldtwistle - electorate 10,504
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Britcliffe 2,189
Labour Dorothy Westell 1,482
Spoilt 126
Turnout 3,797 36.15%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Accrington North - electorate 9,962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Malcolm Pritchard 1,771
Labour Jean Battle 1,136
Spoilt 92
Turnout 3,566 35.08%
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Accrington South - electorate 9,288
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Jones 1,640
Conservative Paul Barton 1,161
Independent Tony Hindley 440
Green Kerry Gormley 287
Spoilt 17
Turnout 3,545 38.17%
Labour hold Swing
Great Harwood - electorate 7,981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ciaran Wells 1,316
Conservative Peter Clarke 1,096
Independent David Mason 879
Spolit 31
Turnout 3,322 41.62%
Labour hold Swing
Rishton, Clayton & Altham -electorate 10,650
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miles Parkinson 2,016
Conservative Stan Horne 1,946
Spolit 99
Turnout 4,061 38.63%
Labour hold Swing

Lancaster[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Heysham Conservative GAIN from Labour 774
Lancaster Central Green Party Hold 412
Lancaster East Green Party GAIN from Labour 503
Lancaster Rural East Conservative Hold 1,206
Lancaster Rural North Conservative Hold 1,369
Lancaster South East Conservative GAIN from Labour 156
Morecambe North Conservative hold 1,135
Morecambe South Conservative GAIN from Labour 296
Morecambe West Labour Hold 140
Skerton Labour Hold 80

Pendle[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Brierfield and Nelson North Labour GAIN from Liberal Democrats 279
Nelson South Labour GAIN from Liberal Democrats 529
Pendle Central Conservative GAIN from Labour 68
Pendle East Conservative Hold 1,644
Pendle West Conservative Hold 2,005
West Craven Conservative GAIN from Liberal Democrats 435

Preston[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Preston Central North Labour Hold 340
Preston Central South Labour Hold 412
Preston City Labour Hold 923
Preston East Labour Hold 297
Preston North Conservative Hold 1,261
Preston North East Conservative Hold 1,019
Preston North West Liberal Democrats GAIN from Labour 384
Preston Rural Conservative Hold 2,132
Preston South East Labour Hold 1,044
Preston West Liberal Democrats Hold 38

Ribble Valley[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Clitheroe Liberal Democrats Hold 23
Longridge with Bowland Conservative Hold 2,014
Ribble Valley North East Conservative Hold 2,021
Ribble Valley South West Conservative Hold 1,842

Rossendale[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Rossendale East Conservative Hold 586
Rossendale North Conservative GAIN from Labour 551
Rossendale South Conservative Hold 1,316
Rossendale West Conservative GAIN from Labour 416
Whitworth Conservative GAIN from Labour 37

South Ribble[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale Conservative GAIN from Labour 546
Farington Conservative GAIN from Labour 758
Leyland Central Conservative GAIN from Labour 411
Leyland South West Conservative GAIN from Labour 810
Penwortham North Liberal Democrats Hold 91
Penwortham South Conservative GAIN from Labour 1,072
South Ribble Rural East Idle Toad Hold 434
South Ribble Rural West Conservative Hold 2,057

West Lancashire[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Ormskirk West Conservative GAIN from Labour 497
Skelmersdale Central Labour Hold 697
Skelmersdale East Conservative GAIN from Labour 165
Skelmersdale West Labour hold 476
West Lancashire East Conservative Hold 1,248
West Lancashire North Conservative Hold 1,782
West Lancashire South Conservative Hold 1,344
West Lancashire West Conservative Hold 1,214

Wyre[edit]

Seat Result Majority
Amounderness Conservative Hold 1,484
Fleetwood East Labour Hold 307
Fleetwood West Conservative GAIN from Labour 289
Garstang Conservative Hold 2,065
Poulton-le-Fylde Conservative Hold 1,750
Thornton-Cleveleys Central Conservative Hold 1,060
Thornton-Cleveleys North Conservative GAIN from Labour 464
Wyreside Conservative Hold 2,435

Wyreside fell vacant in August 2011 following the death of its councillor.[5] The subsequent by-election was held in October 2011 and was a Conservative hold[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lancashire County Council: Local Elections". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  4. ^ By-elections and Changes Lancashire County Council
  5. ^ County Councillors lead tributes to colleague ClickLancashire
  6. ^ Declaration of Result of Poll Wyre Borough Council

References[edit]

Preceded by
Lancashire County Council election, 2005
Lancashire County Council elections Succeeded by
Lancashire County Council election, 2013