Burnley Borough Council election, 2007

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and no party won overall control of the council. The winner of the Rosegrove with Lowerhouse ward had to be drawn by lot after the Labour and BNP candidates received an identical number of votes. Sam Holgate, the incumbent in the Rosegrove with Lowerhouse ward joined the Lib Dems in September 2006, being previously elected as an Independent.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Burnley Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 7 3 2 1 46.7 34.2 8,359 -2.7
  Labour 5 2 1 1 33.3 27.3 6,706 -4.0
  Conservative 2 1 0 1 13.3 15.4 3,779 -1.4
  BNP 1 0 3 -3 6.7 17.5 4,286 +4.2
  England First 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 770 +3.1
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 84 +0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 546 +0.5

Ward results [edit]

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Imtiaz Hussain 699 46.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Justin Birtwistle 608 40.8 -1.9
Conservative Paul Coates 184 12.3 +4.6
Majority 91 6.1
Turnout 1,491 35.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Kelly 1074 58.7 -9.7
BNP Patricia Thomson 515 28.1 +28.1
Labour Brian Fenn 185 10.1 -1.5
Conservative Peter Raistrick 115 6.3 -13.2
Majority 559 30.5 -18.4
Turnout 1,834 39.8
Liberal Democrat gain from BNP Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Jones 680 38.1 +4.7
Labour Karen Baker 499 28.0 -9.7
BNP Paul McDevitt 467 26.2 +7.6
Conservative Tony Coulson 139 7.7 -2.6
Majority 181 10.1
Turnout 1,785 35.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cosima Towneley 840 38.0 -19.6
England First Steven Smith 372 16.8 +16.8
BNP David Shapcott 260 11.8 +11.8
Labour Brenda Lambert 225 10.2 -6.6
Independent Paula Riley 216 9.8 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Michael McHugh 213 9.6 -16.0
Green Richard Wyatt 84 3.8 +3.8
Majority 468 21.2 -10.9
Turnout 2,210 50.2
Conservative gain from BNP Swing

Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maureen McCaffrey 1,055 79.9 -3.1
Labour Angela Donovan 265 20.1 +3.1
Majority 790 59.8 -7.6
Turnout 1,320 33.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wajid Khan 1,405 60.0 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Qurban Ali 935 40.0 -9.7
Majority 470 20.0 +19.3
Turnout 2,340 59.1
Labour hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Charlie Briggs 560 33.0 +6.4
BNP Carol Hughes 484 28.5 -3.2
Labour Peter Kenyon 446 26.3 -1.1
Conservative Sharon Everitt 209 12.2 -2.2
Majority 76 4.5
Turnout 1,699 39.0
Liberal Democrat gain from BNP Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Harbour 854 53.1 +20.0
BNP Scott Atkinson 405 25.2 -6.2
Conservative Barry Robinson 201 12.5 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Denise Embra 149 9.2 -8.1
Majority 449 27.9 +25.9
Turnout 1,609 34.8
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Len Starr 674 37.7 +3.3
Labour Jean Cunningham 544 30.4 -1.6
Liberal Democrat William Brindle 299 16.7 -1.2
Conservative Alan Marsden 271 15.1 -0.6
Majority 130 7.3 +4.9
Turnout 1,788 37.5
BNP hold Swing

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 693 42.6 +0.8
Labour Peter Marland 398 24.5 +3.5
Independent Anne Royle 330 20.3 +6.3
Conservative Michael Raistrick 204 12.6 +1.8
Majority 295 18.2 +3.0
Turnout 1,625 36.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Arif Khan 489 31.5 -21.5
Labour Laurence Embley 432 27.8 -6.6
England First Simon Bennett 398 25.6 +25.6
Conservative Arthur Coats 233 15.1 +2.5
Majority 57 3.7 -14.9
Turnout 1,552 36.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Reynolds 489 30.7 +0.8
BNP John Rowe 489 30.7 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Sam Holgate 452 28.3 -4.9
Conservative Ian Pool 164 10.3 +3.7
Majority 0 0.0
Turnout 1,594 33.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Francis Ashworth 564 35.5 -14.7
Labour Janice Swainston 462 29.0 +0.2
BNP Elaine Kirby 300 18.9 +18.9
Conservative David Tierney 264 16.6 -4.4
Majority 102 6.4 -15.0
Turnout 1,590 35.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elizabeth Monk 514 39.8 +5.8
BNP John Cave 369 28.6 -3.9
Liberal Democrat Martyn Hurt 311 24.1 +3.0
Conservative Thomas Picton 96 7.5 -4.9
Majority 145 11.2 +9.8
Turnout 1,290 32.7
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ida Carmichael 1,060 53.5 +10.4
BNP Joan Shapcott 323 16.3 -6.8
Labour Alex Mclachlan 322 16.2 -0.3
Liberal Democrat Bernie Kyriacou 277 14.0 -3.4
Majority 737 37.2 +20.6
Turnout 1,982 40.9
Conservative hold Swing

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