Countdown to Burnley borough elections

Burnley voters go to the polls next Thursday to cast their votes in the Burnley Council elections.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 3:46 pm
Updated Friday, 27th April 2018, 3:51 pm
Burnley Town Hall

A total of 15 seats are up for grabs across the Burnley and Padiham area.

Labour currently hold 27 seats with Independents (seven), Lib Dem (six), Conservatives (four) and UKIP (one), making up the rest of the council.

This election will also mark the end of the political road for one of Burnley’s most prominent town hall figures.

Coun. Roger Frost. the town Mayor in 2005, has represented Briercliffe for the Liberal Democrats since 1991 but has decided not to stand for re-election this time around.

The candidates who will be standing in the Burnley borough elections are:

Bank Hall

Afrasiab Anwar (Lab), Martyn Hunt (Green), Diane Sunter (Con).


Sarah Hall (Green), David Heginbotham (Con), Alun Lewis (Lab), Gordon Lishman (Lib Dem), James Mellor (Burnley and Pendle Independent Party).


Paul Campbell (Lab), Janet Hall (Green), Steven Smith (Independent), Ellen Sunter (Con).

Cliviger with Worsthorne

Ceri Carmichael (Green), Andy Devanney (Lab), Ivor Emo (Con).

Coalclough with Deerplay

Gordon Birtwistle (Lib Dem), Bill Horrocks (Lab), Tom Watson (Con), Anne Whittles (Green).

Danehouse with Stoneyholme

Alex Hall (Green), Shah Hussain (Lab), Neil Kennedy (Lib Dem), Sheldon Slater (Con).


Kathryn Haworth (Lib Dem), Neil Mottershead (Burnley and Padiham Independent Party), Jai Redman (Green), Christine Sollis (Lab), Don Whittaker (Con).


Frank Cant (Lab), Phillip Clarke (Con), Lenny Johnson (UKIP), Clare Long-Summers (Green), Brendan Morris (Burnley and Padiham Independent Party).

Hapton with Park

Dave Alexander (Burnley and Pendle Independent Party), Sandra Byrne (Lib Dem), Tom Commis (UKIP), Jean Cunningham (Lab), Stephen Murphy (Green), Ben Page (Con).


Crissie Harter (Green), Shbana Khan (Lab), Pippa Lishman (Lib Dem), Narayana Picton (Con).


Nigel Baldwin (Green), Sue Graham (Labour), Naweed Manzur (Lib Dem), Susan Nutter (Con).

Rosegrove with Lowerhouse

Barbara Baldwin (Green), Ernest Calderbank (UKIP), Bea Foster (Lab), Lorraine Mehanna (Burnley and Pendle Independent Party), Matthew Nuttal (Con).

Rosehill with Burnley Wood

Gail Barton (Lab), Phil Chamberlain (Con), Georgina Ormrod (Green), Jeff Sumner (Lib Dem).


Howard Baker (Lab), Andy Fewings (Green), Michael Paterson (Con), Jan Weaver (Burnley and Pendle Independent Party)

Whittlefield with Ightenhill

Grace Donovan (Lab), Dale Ferrier (Con), Laura Fisk (Green), Peter Gill (UKIP), Ray Hogan (UK Veterans’ and People’s Party), Peter McCann (Lib Dem), Emma Payne (Burnley and Pendle Independent Party).