Burnley Borough Council

A third of the seats in Burnley were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 7 Total councillors 25 Change-2


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 7 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 5 Change-2


Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 5 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 2 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Burnley Council apologies over redacted report error

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A redacted Burnley Council report unwittingly made confidential information public, it has been revealed.

Cllr Alan Hosker

The report, which is due to go before the council’s audit committee next week, details an investigation into a video containing racist chanting being shared on Councillor Alan Hosker’s Facebook page.

Some information regarding witnesses was supposed to have been redacted to protect their identity, but it was not done properly and the information could easily be seen by anyone copying and pasting the report into word processing software.

I wasn’t aware that this information had been published, but it is a serious breach and I will be raising it with the council.

Councillor Alan Hosker

A Burnley Council spokesman said the report was removed from the council’s website as soon as the authority was made aware of the issue.

The spokesman added Mr Hosker, who represents UKIP, had received an apology and it had been an honest mistake.

Plans announced for cinema and retail complex in Burnley

A new cinema, restaurant and retail centre is to be developed in Burnley, the town's council has confirmed.

Burnley Council

The complex will go up on the former Pioneer site in Curzon Street.

The announcement follows news of Primark planning a town centre store and improvements earmarked for Market Square in the Charter Walk shopping centre.