Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council elections

Blackburn with Darwen is a unitary authority in Lancashire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1983
Labour 1983-1984
No overall control 1984-1986
Labour 1986-1987
No overall control 1987-1988
Labour 1988-1998

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1976 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1979 Blackburn Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1980 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1982 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1983 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1984 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1986 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1987 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1988 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1990 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1991 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1992 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1994 Blackburn Borough Council election (Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[4]
  • 1995 Blackburn Borough Council election
  • 1996 Blackburn Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

Mill Hill By-Election 21 November 2002[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Robin Evans 578 32.1 +32.1
Labour Gail Barton 562 31.2 -16.3
Liberal Democrat David D'Arcy 505 28.1 -24.4
Conservative Karl Turner 154 8.6 +8.6
Majority 16 0.9
Turnout 1,799 39.4
BNP gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Earcroft By-Election 15 July 2004 (2)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moira Barrett 492
Labour Francis Davis 443
Liberal Democrat John East 300
Liberal Democrat Anthony Melia 277
Conservative Julie Slater 212
Conservative Konrad Tapp 201
BNP Nicholas Holt 133
Independent Sam Stone 114
Independent Trevor Maxfield 109
BNP Anthony Dailly 106
British National Socialist Party Robin Evans 14
British National Socialist Party Natalia Finn 10
Turnout 2,411 37.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
East Rural By-Election 28 September 2006[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Julie Slater 209 28.1 +28.1
Conservative John Raseta 201 27.0 -66.7
England First Stephen Hart 99 13.3 +13.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Dunning 91 12.2 +12.2
Labour Stella McLennan 75 10.1 +3.8
BNP Nicholas Holt 70 9.4 +9.4
Majority 8 1.1
Turnout 745 46.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Queens Park By-Election 4 February 2010[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mustafa Desai 638 54.2 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Imtiaz Patel 366 31.1 -17.8
Conservative Asghar Ali 174 14.8 +14.8
Majority 272 23.1
Turnout 1,178 28.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ The Borough of Blackburn (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater Manchester and Lancashire (County and District Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackburn (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1997. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Blackburn with Darwen (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Councillors and wards". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  9. ^ Herbert, Ian (23 November 2002). "Straw calls for race tolerance as BNP wins council seat". The Independent. London. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Borough council election results – June 10, 2004". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Election win keeps up family tradition". Blackburn Citizen. 30 September 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  12. ^ "Labour wins Blackburn with Darwen council seat". Blackburn Citizen. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  13. ^ "Result of the February 2010 by-election in Queen's Park ward". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2010.

External links

2004 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

Elections to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in June 2004 heralded a shock result as Labour council leader Sir Bill Taylor lost his seat to Liberal Democrat Zamir Khan. "This morning as I was shaving I thought I could get beat and that is what happened", commented Taylor after the result. "I canvassed more for this election than for any other. I spoke to more than a thousand people on their doorsteps and was not given any suggestion there were any difficulties." Liberal Democrat leader Paul Browne blamed the defeat on dissatisfaction with British foreign policy, particularly in areas with high numbers of Muslim voters: "Sir Bill has gone because of what has happened in Iraq. Simple." Only 63 of the 64 seats on the council were filled as the Earcroft ward by-election took place a month after due to the death of Mayor Mike Barratt. Yusuf Sidat was elected as an independent in Queen's Park Ward.

2006 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

Elections to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were held in 2006 on 4 May - the same day as other local elections in the UK.

2007 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

Elections to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were held in 2007 on 3 May - the same day as other local elections in the UK.

2008 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

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

2014 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2014 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2015 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2015 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 7th May 2015 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2016 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2016 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections.

The elections saw a gain of two seats by the Conservative Party from the Labour Party.

The resulting balance on the council after the elections was:

Labour 44

Conservative 16

Liberal Democrat 3

Independent 1

2018 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2018 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections.

2019 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election

The 2019 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections.

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