Hyndburn Borough Council election, 1980

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Elections to Hyndburn Borough Council were held in May 1980.[1] 1980 was the second year of local elections on the new boundaries.[1] One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council. Labour taking 8 seats from the Conservatives.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Hyndburn Local Election Result 1980
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 8 81.3% 51.8% 12,944 +5.2%
  Conservative 3 8 18.7% 38.9% 9,713 -10.2%
  Liberal 5.0% 1,239 +2.6%
  National Front -0.5%
  Independent 4.0% 992 +3.0%
  Communist -0.1%
  Spoilt 0.4% 96 0
  Totals 16 42.9% 24,984
Ward 1979 1st 1979 2nd 1979 3rd 1980
Next Up 1980 1982 1983 1984
Altham Parish - - Con
Barnfield Con Lab Lab Lab
Baxenden Con Con Con Lab
Central Lab Lab Lab Lab
Church Lab Lab Lab Lab
Clayton Con Con Con Lab
Huncoat Con Lab Con Lab
Immanuel Lab Con Con Lab
Milnshaw Con Con Con Lab
Netherton Lab Lab Lab Lab
Overton Con Con Con Lab
Peel Lab Lab Con Lab
Rishton Eachill Con - Con Con
Rishton Norden Con Lab - Con
Spring Hill Lab Lab Lab Lab
St Andrews Con Con Con Lab
St Oswalds Con Con Con Con
Councillors
Labour Cllrs. 5 8 6 13
Cons Cllrs 11 7 10 3
% of the Vote'
Labour 46.6% 51.8%
Conservatives 55.0% 38.9%

Ward Results[edit]

Barnfield- electorate 3,017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Les Jones 783
Conservative 464
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority
Turnout 1,250 41.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Baxenden- electorate 3,539
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Eddleston 596
Liberal 576
Conservative 543
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Central- electorate 3,950
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Basil Whitham 1,119
Conservative 417
... spoilt votes 11 ...
Majority
Turnout 39.2%
Labour hold Swing
Church- electorate 4,843
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phyliss Hargreaves 1,429
Conservative 658
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 43.2%
Labour hold Swing
Clayton-le-Moors - electorate 4,180
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour PS Whitham 838
Conservative 828
Liberal 331
... spoilt votes 8 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Huncoat - electorate 2,764
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eddie Saville 696
Conservative 694
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority 2
Turnout 50.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Immanuel - electorate 3,369
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B Nuttall 704
Conservative 658
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority 46
Turnout 38.2%
Labour hold Swing
Milnshaw - electorate 4,188
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham A. Ashworth 1,044
Conservative 813
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority
Turnout 44.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Netherton - electorate 3,714
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Gregory 1,058
Conservative 722
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 48.1%
Labour hold Swing
Overton - electorate 4,518
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J D Marsh 910
Conservative 897
... spoilt votes 2 ...
Majority
Turnout 40.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Peel - electorate 3,861
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Wallwork 1,111
Conservative 603
... spoilt votes 5 ...
Majority
Turnout 44.5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rishton Eachill - electorate 2,102
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. D. Henry 482
Labour 350
Liberal 197
... spoilt votes 1 ...
Majority
Turnout 49.0%
Conservative hold Swing
Rishton Norden- electorate 2,538
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 652
Labour 379
Liberal 135
... spoilt votes 0 ...
Majority
Turnout 45.9%
Conservative hold Swing
Spring Hill - electorate 4,120
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cliff Westell 776
Independent 690
... spoilt votes 42 ...
Majority
Turnout 36.6%
Labour hold Swing
St. Andrew's - electorate 3,238
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Newsham 642
Conservative 626
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority 16
Turnout 39.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Oswald's - electorate 4,079
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bessie Margaret Sandiford 656
Labour 509
Independent 302
... spoilt votes 3 ...
Majority
Turnout 36.0%
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hyndburn Council election records". Hyndburn Council election records. May 1980.