Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election, 2008

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Elections to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were held in 2008 on 1 May along with all other local elections in the UK.

Election result[edit]

The party tallies before the 2008 poll were different from the results from the 2007 election. Arif Waghat was sacked from the Liberal Democrats in August 2007 and Michael Johnson quit For Darwen in March 2008. Both are continuing as independents.

In this first summary, "seats" represent the number of wards each party are defending.

Blackburn with Darwen Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  For Darwen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

This summary shows the picture for the whole council.

e • d Summary of the 1 May 2008 local election results for Blackburn with Darwen Council
Parties Seats Previous Net
Gain/Loss
Labour 31
Conservative 17
Liberal Democrat 11
For Darwen 3
Independent 2
Total 64 64

Wards[edit]

Audley[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Audley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Saadat Ali 100
Liberal Democrat Ash Hussain 1102
Labour Zamir Khan 1214
Spoilt Ballots 109

Bastwell[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Bastwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Parwaiz Akhtar 1351
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Rizwan 1582
Spoilt Ballots 131

Beardwood with Lammack[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Beardwood with Lammack
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donna Bowlay-Williams 353
Conservative Sheila June Williams 1586
Spoilt Ballots 30

Corporation Park[edit]

Previously won by Labour in 2007 with a majority of 305.

Corporation Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shaukat Hussain 1082
Liberal Democrat Abdul Rehman 1196
Spoilt Ballots 108

Earcroft[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Earcroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moira Barrett 390
Liberal Democrat Brian Dunning 65
Conservative Vince Hitchen 233
For Darwen Anthony Meleady 493
England First Mark Waring 130
Spoilt Ballots 37

Ewood[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Ewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Florence Oldfield 635
Conservative Joseph Anthony Smith 638
Spoilt Ballots

Fernhurst[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Fernhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Arkley 256
Green David Carter 112
For Darwen Glenn Evans 143
Conservative John Slater 981
Spoilt Ballots 11

Higher Croft[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Higher Croft
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Darren Jeal 396
Conservative Jim Kenyon 487
Labour Dorothy Walsh 723
Spoilt Ballots 37

Little Harwood[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Little Harwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Imran Khan 949
Labour Abdul Samad Patel 976
Spoilt Ballots 63

Livesey with Pleasington[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Livesey with Pleasington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Cottam 2060
Labour Elaine Whittingham 413
Spoilt Ballots 36

Marsh House[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Marsh House
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Connor 506
Liberal Democrat Kevin Connor 491
Conservative Denise Gee 502
For Darwen Phil Jones 650
Spoilt Ballots 2

Meadowhead[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Meadowhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Gerard Gordon 996
Labour Carl Nuttall 642
Spoilt Ballots 26

Mill Hill[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Mill Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Dean 608
Labour Malcom Terence Doherty 676
Spoilt Ballots 48

North Turton with Tockholes[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

North Turton with Tockholes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
England First Nicholas Holt 173
Labour Bernard Mathews 220
Green Kenneth Graham McIver 346
For Darwen Steve Potter 74
Conservative Colin Rigby 854
Spoilt Ballots 16

Queen's Park[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Queen's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Faryad Hussain 756
Liberal Democrat Salim Ismail Makda 722
Spoilt Ballots 80

Roe Lee[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Roe Lee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Trevor Holden 177
Conservative Michael Joseph Law-Riding 1134
Labour Phil Riley 434
Spoilt Ballots 22

Shadsworth with Whitebirk[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Shadsworth with Whitebirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron O'Keeffe 804
Conservative Simon Wilkinson 526
Spoilt Ballots 39

Shear Brow[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Shear Brow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iiyas Akubat 1218
Independent Francis Kwasi Beeby Apaloo 144
Labour Solly Khonat 1449
Spoilt Ballots 136

Sudell[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Sudell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
For Darwen Heather Ashurst 636
Liberal Democrat Paul Browne 686
Labour Nigel Anthony Nuttall 282
Spoilt Ballots 28

Sunnyhurst[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Sunnyhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
For Darwen Andrew Graham 875
Conservative David James Grogan 366
Liberal Democrat Pietro Sciambarella 124
Labour David Smith 808
Spoilt Ballots 23

Wensley Fold[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Wensley Fold
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Harling 1088
Conservative Mark Slater 424
Spoilt Ballots 55

Whitehall[edit]

Previously won by ? in 200? with a majority of ?

Whitehall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
For Darwen Margaret Binns 357
Labour Frank Davis 88
Liberal Democrat Karimeh Foster 778
Conservative Angela Lee 191
Spoilt Ballots 46