2012 Hyndburn Borough Council election

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2012 Hyndburn Borough Council election
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12 of 35 seats to Hyndburn Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Seats before 18 14 3
Seats won 23 9 3
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 5 Steady

Hyndburn UK local election 2012 map.svg
2012 local election results in Hyndburn
  Labour
  Not contested

Elections to Hyndburn Borough Councill were held on Thursday, 3 May 2012. One third of the council was up for election.

Background[edit]

Before the election Labour had a single-seat majority of 18 councillors, Conservatives had 14 councillors, while Independent (politician) had 3 councillors.

Labour candidates contested every ward. Conservative candidates contested all wards except Peel-Ward. 'Various' Independent candidates contested five-wards. LibDem's just three-candidates contested in Barnfield-ward, Church-ward & Spring Hill-ward. Ukip's only-two candidates contested in Overton-ward & St. Oswalds-ward.

Local Election result[edit]

After the election, the composition of the council was -

Hyndburn Local Election Result 2012 - over just 12 wards
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 5 0 5 65.7 55.91 9351 2240
  Conservative 3 0 5 -5 25.7 35.19 5885 -2593
  Independents in Hyndburn 0 0 0 0 8.6 3.82 639 242
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.77 630 N/A
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.32 220 -597

NB: Four (of the 16) Council ward seats that were NOT up for re-election in 2012 included the following wards - Clayton Le Moors, Huncoat, Immanuel in Oswaldtwistle and Milnshaw in Accrington.

Ward results[edit]

Altham[edit]

Altham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris FISHER 733 62.12 14.52
Conservative Marion RAYNOR 251 21.27 -31.13
Independents in Hyndburn John HODGKISS 196 16.61 N/A
Majority 482 40.85 N/A
Turnout 1,180 TBC
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Barnfield[edit]

Barnfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony DOBSON 770 54.88 -10.02
Labour Joyce PLUMMER 609 43.41 22.71
Liberal Democrat Richard KELLY 24 1.71 N/A
Majority 161 11.48 N/A
Turnout 1,403 TBC
Conservative hold Swing

Baxenden[edit]

Baxenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry HURN 726 64.42 -6.58
Labour David HARTLEY 401 35.58 16.98
Majority 325 28.84 N/A
Turnout 1,127 TBC
Conservative hold Swing

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul KHAN 1163 57.83 26.63
Conservative Allah DAD 848 42.17 0.27
Majority 213 15.66 N/A
Turnout 2,011 TBC
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Church[edit]

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan SMITH 710 58.58 1.28
Conservative Basharat KHAN 325 26.82 -15.88
Independent Malcolm PRITCHARD 141 11.63 N/A
Liberal Democrat Stephen TALBOT 36 2.97 N/A
Majority 385 31.77 N/A
Turnout 1,212 TBC
Labour hold Swing

Netherton[edit]

Netherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noordad AZIZ 834 65.26 32.56
Conservative Lynn WILSON 444 34.74 -2.26
Majority 390 30.52 N/A
Turnout 1,278 TBC
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Overton[edit]

Overton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kerry MOLINEUX 868 45.80 1.3
Conservative Peter CLARKE 387 20.42 -35.08
Independent John DUCKWORTH 317 16.73 N/A
UKIP Graham DAVIDSON 224 11.82 N/A
Great Harwood Independents Jamie GLOVER 99 5.22 N/A
Majority 481 25.38 N/A
Turnout 1,895 TBC
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Peel[edit]

Peel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wendy DWYER 570 67.70 -4.0
Independents in Hyndburn Paul BROWN 272 32.30 N/A
Majority 298 35.39 N/A
Turnout 842 TBC
Labour hold Swing

Rishton[edit]

Rishton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry GRAYSON 1374 71.30 8.5
Conservative Warren MELIA 553 28.70 -8.5
Majority 821 42.61 N/A
Turnout 1,927 TBC
Labour hold Swing

Spring Hill[edit]

Spring Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Munsif DAD 940 60.22 2.32
Conservative Mohammed YOUNIS 400 25.62 -16.48
Independents in Hyndburn Kenneth SMITH 171 10.95 N/A
Liberal Democrat Kim FURNESS 50 3.20 N/A
Majority 540 34.59 N/A
Turnout 1,561 TBC
Labour hold Swing

St. Andrew's[edit]

St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill PINDER 543 52.62 25.12
Conservative Brian WALMSLEY 489 47.38 -12.02
Majority 53 5.14 N/A
Turnout 1,032 TBC
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

St. Oswald's[edit]

St. Oswald's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marlene HAWORTH 692 40.61 -25.59
Labour Stewart EAVES 606 35.56 1.76
UKIP Paul THOMPSON 406 23.83 N/A
Majority 86 5.05 N/A
Turnout 1,704 TBC
Conservative hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyndburn Borough Council Local Elections 2012 - Results". Hyndburn Borough Council. Retrieved 5 May 2012.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/vote2012/council/E07000120.stm