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Lancashire County Council Elections Thursday 4 May 2017

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations in its review of Lancashire's Electoral Divisions. The new electoral arrangements for Lancashire have now been approved by Parliament and will be in place for the County Council elections on 4 May 2017.

PDF Maps of the LCC Electoral Divisions which encompass Pendle can be downloaded here>>

Brierfield and Nelson West Nelson East Pendle Central Pendle Hill
Mohammed Iqbal Azhar Ali Yvonne Tennant Manzar Iqbal
I am delighted to have been re-selected to seek your support to serve everyone for a further 4 years in May 2017.

I have been a strong, local voice for everyone on Lancashire CountyCouncil since 2009.

I am a Pendle Borough Councillor since 1998 serving the residents of Bradley ward and have lived in the area for over 35 years.

I attended St Philips School and Nelson and Colne College.

I have fought against the savage cuts in funding from the Conservatives to protect as many services as possible in Nelson and Brierfield.

I am proud of my record of delivering on promises made and together we can achieve much more .

I was born locally and grew up in Brierfield. I attended Walter Street Primary School and Mansfield High School, then studied Engineering at Nelson & Colne College and gained a degree in Engineering at what is now the University of Central Lancashire. I went on to gain a post graduate certificate in Management at Reading University and then a Masters in Business Administration from Leeds University. I saw in the 1980s how Margaret Thatcher decimated the textile industry with local mills closing, throwing thousands on the dole and the devastation it caused in local communities. That's why I joined the Labour Party to ensure we never return to these days.

I have represented Pendle communities as a Town Councillor, Mayor, Pendle Council leader, and now as a Pendle County Councillor.

After 7/7 I worked as a Senior Advisor to the last Labour Government, advising Ministers on a range of issues including counter-terrorism.

I have seen, locally, a growth in part time employment, zero hours contracts and low skill jobs. We need an economy that works for all in Pendle. As Lancashire County Council's Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, I know first-hand how our beloved NHS is being slowly privatised and that millions of pounds are being cut from social care for the elderly by the Conservative government.

Yvonne is a passionate believer in the principles of fairness and social justice.

She believes that everyone, regardless of economic background, should have a right to access a good education, healthcare, employment, decent housing and a clean, healthy environment.

A long standing environmental campaigner, Yvonne is opposed to the Tories’ plans to bring fracking to Pendle and is committed to standing up against the Conservative cuts to Lancashire and Pendle’s budgets which will take away our essential services as well as the ground beneath our feet.

Yvonne believes that the people of Colne and Nelson are being dismissed by the Conservatives, who pay lip service to those residents while still going along with their own Government’s policy of redirecting money and services down south.

Yvonne has never been afraid to speak up in the face of injustice and lives by the philosophy of “Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes”.
I have been a member of the Labour Party for over 25 years and share passionately in its values and beliefs around Fairness, Justice, Equality and Respect for all. This is one of the main reasons I joined the party and its values which have inspired me to work for over 25 years in a Professional capacity as a Youth and Community worker, helping and supporting Children, Young people and Families on issues that affect their social, personal, educational and political aspirations. As the parties Youth Officer it is an honour to represent my party and do all I can to help local people on local, county and national issues.

As a member of a school governing board in Pendle for several years I have helped children and their families overcome barriers and support our education system to be one of the best in the county. For me education is key to support our children out of poverty and help them achieve their goals

My passion is swimming and as a result I have been an active volunteer swimming teacher with Colne Amateur Swimming Club for over 10 years where I teach young people every week lifesaving skills.

My vision and aspiration is to put 'Pendle on the Map' and make Pendle Great Again!!!
Pendle Rural      
Wayne Blackburn      
As a Pendle Borough Councillor for the last 18 months, I've worked hard for all residents in Pendle. I strongly believe in ensuring that all voices and opinions are heard. I am passionate about disability and mental health issues, and am proud to be the Mental Health Champion for the Borough Council, a position I was instrumental in securing.

I am standing as a candidate for Pendle Rural as I am keen to make a difference, to be a positive voice for the residents of Pendle, and to do everything I can to represent the needs and wishes of all constituents.

Borough of Pendle Elections Thursday 05 May 2016

Congratulations to Mohammad Sakib, Naeem Ashraf, Eileen Ansar and Sheila Wicks on their re-election. Special congratulations to George Adam on his return to Pendle Borough Council.

Overall Labour have lost one seat, Liberal Democrats have lost one seat and Conservatives have won 2 seats. The new party composition of Pendle Council is:Conservatives 21 seats, Labour 17 seats, Liberal Democrats 10 seats and BNP 1 seat.

We thank our candidates who took part in all the elections on 5th May. We especially want to thank everyone who gave up their time to work for the Labour Party during the elections.

Last, but by no means least we wish to thank the people who voted for the Labour candidates.

Bradley Brierfield Cloverhill Southfield
Mohammad Sakib Naeem Ashraf Eileen Ansar Sheila Wicks
  George Adam  

Pendle Parliamentary Elections Thursday 7 May 2015

The full results for Pendle are shown on our General Elections results page                   

Borough of Pendle Elections Thursday 7 May 2015

Congratulations to Nadeem Younis, Nawaz Ahmed, Bob Allen and David Whalley on their re-election. Special congratulations to Wayne Blackburn on being elected for the first time.

Well done to Ian Graham, who was just 32 votes short of taking Waterside.

Overall there is no change to the number of seats held by each party.

We thank our candidates who took part in all the elections on 7th May. We especially want to thank everyone who gave up their time to work for the Labour Party during the elections.

Last but by no means least we wish to thank the people who voted for the Labour candidates.

Bradley Brierfield Cloverhill Reedley
Nadeem Younis Nawaz Ahmed Wayne Blackburn Bob Allen
  David Whalley  

European Parliamentary Elections Thursday 22 May 2014
(Results declared 26/05/2014)

The Labour Party topped the Polls in the North West increasing the number of Labour MEPs to 3.
The elected Labour MPs, in the order declared are:Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward.

The Largest share of the vote in Pendle was for Labour the Conseratives came third behind UKIP. To check the results in Pendle and elsewhere in the North West visit here.

Pendle Labour Party thanks the voters of Pendle who voted Labour in the EU elections and we wish Theresa, Afzal and Julie well, in what we feel is going to be an interesting term for European and UK politics.

Theresa Griffin Afzal Khan Julie Ward

Borough of Pendle Elections Thursday 22 May 2014

The Labour Party gained one seat on Pendle Borough Council; Yasser Iqbal was elected as a new Councillor in Reedley, defeating the Conservative Candidate.

In Southfield, Mohammed Ammer was also elected for the first time, to replace retiring Labour councillor Sheena Dunn, who we would like to thank for her service to the people of Southfield.

Labour held Bradley (Cllr Mohammad Iqbal), Brierfield (Cllr Mohammad Arshad), Cloverhill (Cllr Kath Shore), Walverden ( Cllr Julie Henderson ), and Whitefied (Cllr Asjad Mahmood).

The results of all the borough elections can be viewed here

Overall Labour had the highest share of the votes in the elections - over 2,000 ahead of the Conservatives.

We thank everyone who took the time to vote for all of our candidates.

Bradley Brierfield Cloverhill Reedley
Mohammed Iqbal Mohammad Arshad Kath Shore Yasser Iqbal
Southfield Walverden Whitefield  
Mohammed Ammer Julie Henderson Asjad Mahmood  

Please note that there were no Borough Council candidates up for re-election this year in the wards of Blacko and Higherford, Higham and Pendleside, Old Laund Booth or Foulridge.

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