Burnley Borough Council election, 2003

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election with a by-election in the Whittlefield with Ightenhill ward. The British National Party won the popular vote and gained the most seats, although the Labour party retained overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Burnley Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  BNP 7 6 1 5 43.7 30.5 8,543 +18.7
  Labour 5 0 3 -3 31.2 29.9 8,387 -18.8
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 1 -1 12.5 17.2 4,824 +0.2
  Independent 1 1 1 0 6.3 12.2 3,431 -0.7
  Conservative 1 0 1 -1 6.3 9.7 2,730 +1.1
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 134 -0.3

Ward results [edit]

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Caroline Kavanagh 708 47.0 -21.2
BNP Mark Halstead 505 33.6 +20.3
Conservative Paul Coates 196 13.0 +13.0
Socialist Alliance Avril Hesson 96 6.4 +6.4
Majority 203 13.5
Turnout 1505
Labour hold Swing

Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Patricia Thomson 877 44.1 +44.1
Liberal Democrat Peter McCann 862 43.3 -25.8
Labour Angela Healey 250 12.6 -18.3
Majority 15 0.8
Turnout 1989
BNP gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Maureen Stowe 715 37.0 +20.1
Labour David Halsall 712 36.9 -35.3
Conservative Anita Walker 259 13.4 +13.4
Independent Cliff Tahir 245 12.7 +1.8
Majority 3 0.1
Turnout 1931
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Brian Turner 795 32.8 +20.0
Conservative Tony Walker 551 22.8 -13.6
Labour Philip Walsh 483 19.9 -9.6
Independent Kevin Robinson 465 19.2 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Catherine Bennett 128 5.3 +5.3
Majority 244 10.1
Turnout 2422
BNP gain from Independent Swing

Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Horrocks 803 51.6 -11.8
BNP Mark Pennington 532 34.2 +22.9
Labour Antony Martin 222 14.2 -4.0
Majority 271 17.4
Turnout 1557
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Manzoor Hussain 1,286 54.1 +11.9
Independent Imtiaz Hussain 736 31.0 +16.4
Labour Anthony Harrison 353 14.9 -28.3
Majority 550 23.1
Turnout 2374
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Carol Hughes 687 38.6 +23.6
Labour Patrick Tierney 611 34.3 -12.2
Liberal Democrat Mary Jane McCann 274 15.4 +15.4
Conservative Jeffrey Pickup 209 11.7 +2.0
Majority 76 4.3
Turnout 1781
BNP hold Swing

Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Gauton 777 43.8 -9.3
BNP Andrew Kenyon 712 40.2 +25.7
Conservative Laura Dowding 284 16.0 +8.7
Majority 65 3.7
Turnout 1773
Labour hold Swing

Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Len Starr 661 39.0 +25.1
Labour Andrew Tatchell 584 34.4 -28.6
Independent Patricia Stinton 319 18.8 +7.2
Conservative Alan Marsden 132 7.8 +7.8
Majority 77 4.5
Turnout 1696
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Luke Smith 668 34.0 +18.1
Labour Brian Cooper 623 31.7 -17.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Smith 365 18.5 +2.4
Independent Anthony Doyle 311 15.8 -2.9
Majority 45 2.3
Turnout 1967
BNP gain from Labour Swing

Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad Najib 764 41.2 -25.3
BNP Rauth McGuinness 612 33.0 +17.0
Liberal Democrat Denise Embra 319 17.2 -0.3
Independent Ian Nelson 160 8.6 +8.6
Majority 152 8.2
Turnout 1855
Labour hold Swing

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sam Holgate 618 43.7 +2.0
Labour Michael Nelson 487 34.4 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Smith 192 13.6 +13.6
Conservative Barry Robinson 118 8.3 +8.3
Majority 131 9.3
Turnout 1415
Independent gain from BNP Swing

Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Swainston 679 36.6 -17.9
BNP James Cowell 634 34.2 +20.4
Liberal Democrat Christopher Robinson 285 15.4 +15.4
Conservative David Tierney 255 13.7 +2.5
Majority 45 2.4
Turnout 1853
Labour hold Swing

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elizabeth Monk 598 41.6 -23.2
BNP Simon Haworth 491 34.2 +19.5
Liberal Democrat William Bennett 310 21.6 +7.3
Socialist Alliance Stephen Worden 38 2.6 -3.6
Majority 107 7.4
Turnout 1437
Labour hold Swing

Whittlefield with Ightenhill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ida Carmichael 726 21.8
BNP Barry Birks 654 19.7
Independent Jean Steward 577 17.3
Labour Ian Townsend 536 16.1
Conservative Alan Stewart 436 18.1
Labour Hilary Ward 398 12.0
Majority
Turnout 3327
Conservative hold Swing
BNP gain from Conservative Swing

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