Elections and Voting

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Parliamentary constituency boundary changes

The deadline for commenting on the proposals has now passed and the consultation closed.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) will now consider the results of the consultation before proceeding with its review.

The BCE is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency.

Constituency sizes currently vary widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The new map proposed by the Commission will make sure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, so that each MP represents roughly the same number of electors.

The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543.

The current proposals are available to view via an interactive map

Rosehill with Burnley Wood Ward By-Election

Results

The result of the by-election held on Thursday 10th November 2022 was as follows.

CandidatePartyNumber of Votes
DAVIS, AnthonyThe Green Party87
HORROCKS, William (known as Bill)Labour Party 372 (ELECTED)
McGOWAN-DOE, MaisonThe Conservative and Unionist Party123
NEAL, RussellLiberal Democrat363
Turnout 21.5%Ballot papers issued 948Electorate 4419

Community Governance Review – Worsthorne with Hurstwood Parish Council

Following a request from Worsthorne with Hurstwood Parish Council to increase the number of councillors from seven to nine, Burnley Council, as the principal authority, has agreed to undertake a community governance review.

This is a process to provide an opportunity to review and make changes to governance arrangements for town and parish councils and parish areas, and to ensure they continue to reflect local identities and facilitate effective and convenient local government.

The main reasons given for the proposed increase in the number of councillors are to ensure fair representation within the parish, and to allow the parish council to take on more responsibility and events.

The terms of reference which give more details are available here

The local electorate for the parish are invited to give their views on the proposals and can do so by emailing democracy@burnley.gov.uk or writing to Electoral Services, Burnley Borough Council, Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 9SA.