Lancashire County Council elections: Pendle results

The Conservatives have retained control of Lancashire County Council after securing an outright majority at County Hall for the second consecutive election.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 9:29 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 9:30 pm

The party captured 48 seats - two more than at the last county poll in 2017 - comfortably surpassing the 43-seat threshold needed for it to remain in power.

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Labour also gained two seats and the Green Party added a second county councillor to their number on the authority.

One of Pendle's political veterans will not be returning to County Hall for at least the next four years

It was a disappointing day for the Liberal Democrats, who lost two seats - one of which was previously held by county group leader David Whipp.

Independent representation on the council was also wiped out, with the authority having had four members not aligned to a political party before this week's vote.

Pendle political veteran David Whip lost his seat on the authority for only the second time since being elected to County Hall in the 1980s. In the two-member Pendle Rural seat, the Conservatives secured both seats - with the incumbent Jenny Purcell being joined by fellow Tory Mike Goulthorp.

It was the only division in the borough to change hands.

Here are the Pendle results in full:

PENDLE

Lab - 2

Con - 4

Lib Dem - 0

Key

INC - incumbent

CM - cabinet member

GL - party group leader

BRIERFIELD AND NELSON WEST (LAB HOLD)

Mohammad Aslam - Conservative Party - 2638

Mohammed Iqbal (INC) - Labour Party - 3914

Annette Marti - Green Party - 210

Mary Thomas - Liberal Democrats - 174

NELSON EAST (LAB HOLD)

Azhar Ali (INC & GL) - Labour Party - 2751

Frankie Bell - Green Party - 178

Adrian Mitchell - Conservative Party - 1699

Keith Thornton - Liberal Democrats - 172

PENDLE CENTRAL (CON HOLD)

Dorothy Lord - Liberal Democrats - 1005

Ash Sutcliffe - Conservative Party - 1772

Yvonne Tennant - Labour Party 570

PENDLE HILL (CON HOLD)

Patricia Hannah-Wood - Labour and Co-operative Party - 1577

Christopher Hartley - Conservative Party - 2896

Brian Newman - Liberal Democrats - 707

PENDLE RURAL (elects two members - 1X CON HOLD, 1 X CON GAIN FROM LIB DEM)

Robert French - Labour Party - 1060

Mike Goulthorp - Conservative Party - 3354

Jennifer Purcell (INC) - Conservative Party - 3649

David Whipp (INC & GL) - Liberal Democrats - 3103

Tom Whipp - Liberal Democrats - 2236

Jane Wood - Green Party - 838