Ribble Valley elections 2021: Businessman and former Clitheroe Mayor wins West Bradford and Grindleton seat

There was an unusually high turnout for the Ribble Valley by-elections 2021, which took place in three wards - Billington and Langho, West Bradford and Grindleton, and Mellor.

By Faiza Afzaal
Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:42 pm

The Conservatives retained all three wards.

There were celebrations for East Lancashire businessman and former Clitheroe Town Mayor Kevin Horkin, who won the West Bradford and Grindleton seat with 416 votes. Meanwhile, Steve Farmer was elected in Billington and Langho with 635 votes and Robin Walsh, brother of late Coun, Noel Walsh, elected in Mellor with 712 votes.

The results are as follows:

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Kevin Horkin is elected councillor for West Bradford and Grindleton

Billington and Langho

Steve Farmer (Con) 635

Anthony Mcnamara (Lab) 254

Anne Peplow (Green) 81

Majority 381

Turnout 37.14%


Robin Walsh (Con) 712

John Hymas (Lib Dem) 200

Lee Jameson (Lab and Co-op) 109

Malcolm Peplow (Green) 50

Majority 512

Turnout 45.96%

West Bradford and Grindleton

Kevin Horkin (Con) 416

Paul Atkinson (Lab) 90

Murray O'Rourke (Lib Dem) 77

Majority 326

Turnout 43.02%