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Boundary Commission proposed changes

The Boundary Commission has published proposals for the new parliamentary boundaries 


An eight-week public consultation period has commenced. This will be the first time the public will get a chance to see what their new constituencies might look like, and give the Commission their views on the proposals. To find out more and to give your views click here 


A summary of the proposals for Burnley are set out below or download map


"We propose also including the Briercliffe, and Lanehead wards from the Borough of Burnley in our proposed Pendle constituency. In order to then bring the existing Burnley constituency back within the electorate range, we propose extending it south by including the five easternmost wards of the Borough of Rossendale.


"The A671 forms a direct transport link between the two main urban areas of our proposed constituency, and is here called the ‘Burnley Road’. To recognise the fact that our proposed constituency now crosses two local authorities and includes the town of Bacup, we propose to name this constituency Burnley and Bacup.


"Although this would add a further rural element to the constituency, we consider that this addition would not constitute a fundamental change of character, compared with that of the existing Burnley constituency."


Briercliffe Parish By-Election 29th July 2021

There are two vacancies on the Parish Council and an election will be held to fill the vacancies on Thursday 29th July 2021.

The Notice of Election can be found here.

The Statement of Persons Nominated can be found here.

The Notice of Poll can be found here.

Only those aged 18 or over on Polling Day whose usual polling stations are at Haggate Baptist Church (Polling District AA) and Briercliffe Community Centre (Polling District AB) are eligbile to vote.  Voters in other parts of the borough are not eligible to take part in this Parish Council by-election.

Briercliffe Parish - Results here

Elections 2021

The results are available here 

What elections are taking place?

  • Borough Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 15 wards
  • Lancashire County Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 6 divisions
  • Police and Crime Commissioner - 1 vacancy for Lancashire
  • Parish of Ightenhill – 7 vacancies
  • Parish of Worsthorne with Hurstwood – 7 vacancies 

All Election Notices can be viewed here

More info:

You must be registered to vote to take part in any election. Visit to register - all you need is your National Insuarnce number

The following people are eligible to vote in elections:

If you are aged eighteen years or over on the day of poll and are eligible to vote

How to vote

Check out this video from the Electoral Commission on how to vote 

Voting by post   

Here's how to vote by post:

✅Read all the instructions carefully
✅Mark your vote on your ballot paper in secret
✅Take care filling in the postal voting statement
✅Put all the documents in the correct envelopes
✅Seal the envelope yourself
✅Post your ballot back as quickly as possible to make sure it’s counted
You can request a postal vote application form for future elections by emailing  or call 01282 477261/477263 and we will send one out to you as soon as possible. 

Voting in person at the polling station

If you decide to vote in person, rather than by post, polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm.  

  • On arrival at your designated polling station, the Presiding Officer will ask you to confirm your name and address and will issue you with three ballot papers (for one each election)
  • Each ballot paper will have an official mark
  • You should take the ballot papers to the voting booth and following the instructions at the top of each ballot paper
  • Fold each ballot paper and deposit them in the ballot box

Find out more about what is and isn't allowed when it comes to voting

How to become a councillor

Find out more about how to become a councillor, "A Day in the Life of" feature and other information

Election map

To look at a map of the electoral geography of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, please follow the link. It is provided by Ordnance Survey, Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.


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