Burnley Borough Council election, 2012

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Elections to Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, England were held on 3 May 2012. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour regained control of the council, with Julie Cooper becoming council leader. Also the last remaining British National Party councillor, Sharon Wilkinson, lost the Hapton with Park seat, a decade since the far-right group where first elected to the council[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Burnley election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 8 0 +8 73.33 52.7 11,362 +6.0
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 7 -7 13.33 33.5 7224 +0.9
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 13.33 5.6 1209 -8.6
  BNP 0 0 1 -1 0 5.3 1151 -0.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 633 +2.9

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Ward Results[edit]

Bank Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Cooper 1011 80.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Trevor Kirkham 246 19.6 -2.9
Majority 765 60.9 +5.9
Turnout 1257 29.1
Labour hold Swing
Briercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Margaret Lishman 768 57.2 +2.2
Labour Brian Cooper 424 31.6 +3.5
Conservative Susan Nutter 151 11.2 -5.7
Majority 344 25.6 -1.2
Turnout 1343 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Brunshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lian Pate 863 66.4 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Linda White 436 33.6 +12.3
Majority 427 32.9 -7.6
Turnout 1299 26.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Cliviger with Worsthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Newhouse 456 29.2 -17.7
Liberal Democrat Paula Riley 441 28.3 +1.4
Labour Brian Tomlinson 365 23.4 -2.8
UKIP Tom Commis 298 19.1 +19.1
Majority 15 1.0 -19.0
Turnout 1560 36.3
Conservative hold Swing
Coalclough with Deerplay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Charles Bullas 718 60.7 +13.4
Labour Samuel McLachlan 464 39.3 +8.7
Majority 254 21.5 +4.9
Turnout 1182 29.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Saeed Akhtar Chaudhary 1571 66.1 -9.6
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Abdul Malik 805 33.9 +9.6
Majority 766 32.2 -19.2
Turnout 2376 61.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Gannow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Betsy Stringer 710 53.7 +18.3
Liberal Democrat Justin Birtwistle 474 35.9 -5.6
BNP Derek Dawson 137 10.4 -1.5
Majority 236 17.9
Turnout 1321 30.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Gawthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andy Tatchell 930 73.0 +13.2
Liberal Democrat David Carter 152 11.9 -9.3
BNP John Cave 192 15.1 -3.9
Majority 738 57.9 +19.3
Turnout 1274 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Hapton with Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Barker 724 52.1 -7.1
BNP Sharon Wilkinson 423 30.4 +9.6
Liberal Democrat Stuart Leyland 243 17.5 +5.5
Majority 301 21.7 -6.7
Turnout 1390 30.1
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Lanehead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Large 831 51.9 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Bill Brindle 463 28.9 -7.8
UKIP Michael Gerard McHugh 184 11.5 +11.5
Conservative Philip Nutter 124 7.7 -4.6
Majority 368 23.0 +16.4
Turnout 1602 36.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Queensgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arif Khan 996 59.3 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Martyn Hurt 685 40.7 -9.9
Majority 311 18.5
Turnout 1681 39.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marcus Johnstone 719 53.9 +12.1
Liberal Democrat Lynne Briggs 464 34.8 +2.8
BNP Paul McDevitt 150 11.3 -4.2
Majority 255 19.1 +9.2
Turnout 1333 27.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Rosehill with Burnley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Campbell 725 49.6 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Karen Patricia Heseltine 586 40.1 -8.3
UKIP Craig James Ramplee 151 10.3 +10.3
Majority 139 9.5
Turnout 1462 32.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Lambert 558 58.0 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Stephanie Forrest 302 31.4 +10.7
BNP John Rowe 102 10.6 -0.3
Majority 256 26.6 -9.1
Turnout 962 23.8
Labour hold Swing
Whittlefield with Ightenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mathew Isherwood 478 31.1 -11.3
Labour Janice Swainston 471 30.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Kathryn Haworth 441 28.7 +0.4
BNP Christopher Vanns 147 9.6 +9.6
Majority 7 0.5 -12.6
Turnout 1537 31.9
Conservative hold Swing

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