THE votes have been cast and the counting begins on the Burnley Borough Council elections.
Counting begins in earnest at 9-30 a.m. at the Spirit of Sport Centre in Ormerod Road, which will determine the new face of Burnley Council.
There are 67,051 people in the town who are eligible to vote and there are 15 seats up for grabs – one in each of the borough’s wards. The current make-up of the council is: Lib-Dems 23, Labour 14, Conservatives 5, British National Party 2 and Independent 1.
Voters are also being asked to vote for or against the introduction of the Alternative Vote system. This seeks to replace the “first past the post system” currently used in General Elections.