Burnley Borough Council

2021 no overall control, no change from 2019

Counting complete. After 15 of 15 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 5
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 18
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +3
    • Councillors overall total 9
  3. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 2
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 8
  4. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 3
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +3
    • Councillors overall total 5
  5. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 5
  6. UK Independence Party

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 0
  1. Have the poorest councils had the biggest cuts?

    Reality Check

    The BBC's Reality Check team looks at Labour's claim that the most deprived council areas of England have seen more cuts than their better-off neighbours.

    Labour said it looked at the spending power of the 10 most deprived council areas, according to an official ranking published every few years by the government - most recently in 2015.

    Those areas include Blackpool, Burnley, Knowsley, Liverpool and Manchester.

    BBC analysis suggests that all 10 listed areas saw higher than average cuts and for nine of them, that cut was at least twice the average.

    Since 2010, council spending power, including funding from central government and local taxes, has fallen by almost 30%.

    Social housing
  2. 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.

    Quote Message: 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. from Councillor Alan Hosker
    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.

  3. 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.


    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.