Pendle Borough Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Pendle Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Pendle Borough Council in Lancashire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

Before the election the Liberal Democrats held 23 seats, compared to 19 for Labour and 8 Conservatives, while 1 seat was vacant.[3] 17 seats were being contested, with 2 seats being up for election in Waterside ward after Labour councillor Ann Doult resigned from the council due to ill health.[3] The Liberal Democrats only contested 13 of the 17 seats, saying that they "we're concentrating our resources where we think it's best".[3]

Election result[edit]

The results saw no party win a majority on the council, but the Labour party gained 4 seats.[4]

Pendle local election result 2000[5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 4 0 +4 61.1 36.4 8,490 -4.3%
  Conservative 4 2 1 +1 22.2 30.2 7,052 +9.2%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 5 -5 16.7 32.5 7,587 -5.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 203 +0.9%
  An Independent Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 24 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Barrowford[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Beckett 813 45.4 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Michael Simpson 691 38.6 +5.5
Labour Robert Oliver 286 16.0 -12.3
Majority 122 6.8 +1.2
Turnout 1,790 37.6 +5.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Boulsworth[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Josephine Belbin 757 56.2 +1.6
Conservative Harold Ryder 304 22.6 -1.5
Labour Robert Parsons 287 21.3 -0.1
Majority 45.3 33.6 +3.1
Turnout 1,348 31.9 +3.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bradley[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Stables 770 47.0 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Munir 749 45.7 +1.4
Conservative Michael Landriau 120 7.3 +2.7
Majority 21 1.3 -5.5
Turnout 1,639 47.2 -3.9
Labour hold Swing
Brierfield[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Akrigg 525 50.4 +!3.3
Conservative Frank Chadwick 429 41.2 +16.5
Liberal Democrat Doris Stanworth 88 8.4 -29.8
Majority 96 9.2
Turnout 1,042 33.0 -13.7
Labour hold Swing
Clover Hill[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Akrigg 519 58.4 -10.6
Conservative Ann Jackson 285 32.1 +9.5
Liberal Democrat David French 85 9.6 +1.2
Majority 234 26.3 -20.1
Turnout 889 26.0 -2.6
Labour hold Swing
Coates[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Taylforth 932 65.4 +11.6
Labour John Edwards 316 22.2 -12.5
Conservative Morris Horsfield 176 12.4 +0.9
Majority 616 43.3 +25.1
Turnout 1,424 36.7 +4.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Craven[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Whipp 935 64.0 +24.9
Labour Jennifer Purcell 349 23.9 -21.9
Conservative Edward Myers 177 12.1 -2.9
Majority 586 40.1
Turnout 1,461 36.7 +6.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Earby[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Tennant 930 46.9 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Timothy Haigh 884 44.5 +3.0
Labour David Foat 171 8.6 -7.3
Majority 46 2.3 +1.1
Turnout 1,985 45.8 +3.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Horsfield[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Nightingale 484 49.1 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Ian Wensley 284 28.8 -14.2
Conservative Geoffrey Riley 218 22.1 +8.0
Majority 200 20.3
Turnout 986 28.8 -2.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Marsden[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Ormrod 620 63.7 +1.8
Conservative Jonathan Eyre 354 36.3 +8.2
Majority 266 27.3 -6.5
Turnout 974 27.6 -0.2
Labour hold Swing
Pendleside[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shelagh Derwent 541 88.4
Labour Anthony Martin 71 11.6
Majority 470 76.8
Turnout 612 50.5
Conservative hold Swing
Reedley[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline McCormick 1,336 79.3 +28.8
Labour Mohammad Tariq 348 20.7 +6.6
Majority 988 58.7 +43.6
Turnout 1,684 46.1 +10.3
Conservative hold Swing
Southfield[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Latif 524 54.8 -1.6
Conservative Peter Wildman 433 45.2 +24.3
Majority 91 9.5 -24.2
Turnout 957 29.7 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
Vivary Bridge[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Whalley 591 43.4 -6.7
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Lord 362 26.6 -12.0
Independent Peter Nowland 203 14.9 +14.9
Conservative James Ilott 183 13.4 +4.2
An Independent Green Peter Hartley 24 1.8 -0.2
Majority 229 16.8 +5.3
Turnout 1,363 32.4 -1.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Walverden[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Adam 572 40.2 -11.1
Liberal Democrat Ajaz Ditta 505 35.5 -3.2
Conservative Roger Abbiss 347 24.4 +14.4
Majority 67 4.7 -7.8
Turnout 1,424 48.1 +1.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Waterside (2)[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard Ormrod 596
Labour Ian Tweedie 517
Liberal Democrat Linda Whittle 225
Liberal Democrat John Beck 217
Conservative Adrian Mitchell 146
Conservative Alexandra Thompson 143
Turnout 1,844 31.2 -7.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Whitefield[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rashid Qadri 944 48.8 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Liaquat Ali 873 45.1 +0.5
Conservative Robert Holden 117 6.0 +0.7
Majority 71 3.7 -1.7
Turnout 1,934 62.1 -3.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

By-elections between 2000 and 2002[edit]

A by-election in Horsfield ward took place on 1 March 2001 after Labour councillor Colin Nightingale resigned his seat on the council due to pressure of work.[8] The Liberal Democrats gained the seat from Labour by 429 votes, with the former mayoress of Pendle, Dorothy Lord, regaining a seat on the council after she had lost her seat in Vivary Bridge at the 2000 election.[8]

Horsfield By-Election 1 March 2001[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Lord 634 69.4 +40.6
Labour David Foat 205 22.5 -26.6
Conservative Alexandra Thompson 74 8.1 -14.0
Majority 429 46.9
Turnout 913 27.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pendle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Local council results". Financial Times. 6 May 2000. p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b c "LibDems give up on four seats". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 April 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Labour singing the Blues". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Election results". Pendle Borough Council. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 6 May 2000. p. 10. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Pendle election results". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Former mayoress wins by-election". Lancashire Telegraph. 3 March 2001. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 5 June 2014.