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Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Borough of Pendle Elections to be held on Thursday 03 May 2018

Shown below are Pendle Labour Party’s candidates who will be standing for election to Pendle Borough Council in May 2018.

The Labour Party believes in standing up for local services, schools and the NHS.

A vote for Labour will send a message to the government that people want change.

Our local candidates have a wide range of experience from law to local government, from NHS to engineering and from the voluntary sector to small business. Our candidates will stand up for Pendle.

Use your vote on 3rd May -

Barrowford Bradley Brierfield Boulsworth
Manzar Iqbal Cllr Mohammed Iqbal Cllr Mohammad Arshad Mark Attwood
 I believe in fairness and equality and for a society that caters for the many not the few. I want to ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect. I want to support people and help with issues that affect people in their everyday life. I am a professional Youth and Community worker and a have been a volunteer swimming teacher for over 15 years and want to ensure that as your Labour councillor, I can make a real difference to the people of Barrowford and Pendle. I have served my community since 1998 always representing the Labour Party values at every level. I have a proven track record of delivery for my constituents, and since my election as Leader of the Labour group in 2006 and as Leader of the Council in 2015, I have encouraged others to come forward and increase the Labour team from being the minority party to now in control of the council. I have the commitment to fight against Tory cuts to achieve a Labour government. I have been councillor for Brierfield for almost 8 years, and feel it is exciting times for Brierfield, and we have got some big projects which we are working on, like Brierfield Mills (North Light) which will transform this iconic landmark in Brierfield to be a centre for business, education, training and the community. I would like to be considered to carry on and keep on working for the people of Pendle and Brierfield. I’ve lived in Pendle since 1990. I’m married with 2 children and 3 dogs. I’ve worked in many varying industries; represented many individual people; and negotiated for individuals and groups in a personal capacity and as a union rep. So I know only too well how hard working people have struggled and are struggling. Politically I’m well to the left but libertarian and pragmatic. I’ve lived in poverty and supported families through intensely difficult times for the Child Support Agency - I know what Tory rule at all levels does to people and will give everything I have to change that.
Clover Hill Coates Craven Earby
Cllr Kathleen Shore Heather Sheldrick Omar Ahmed Yvonne Tennant
 I am delighted to be re- selected to stand again to represent the residents of Clover Hill. I am an experienced councillor and serve on the Taxi Licensing Committee. I have been involved in initiatives to such as Clover Hill Residents Action Group and will continue to work with my fellow councillors and local residents to improve the area. I am proud to be a councillor for Clover Hill and want to continue to be their voice on Pendle Brough Council. For the first time in many years the people of Coates Ward have the opportunity to elect a locally born resident as representative on the Borough council who will fight tirelessly for the town.

As a self-employed person I can be flexible with hours and as I am quite well-known in my community I feel I can unite voters of all political persuasions to benefit the many, not the few.
I believe through investment in people’s futures, a successful society can be built, as a opposed to the political choice of cruel austerity. Coming from a working class background , I have the burning desire to create a fairer society. I am also involved in charity, conservation work abroad. I want to spread a message of hope. I will work tirelessly to represent the Labour Party and take the views of residents seriously. This will dome through empathy and understanding different viewpoints with the ability to negotiate and civilly debate. I am on life mission to change the view of cynical politics, paving the way for a more tolerant politics which is based on fairness, peace and dialogue. I believe in creating a fairer society, ensuring social justice and protection of the environment. In view of the swathing cuts being passed down by the Conservative Government, it is essential that local councils and residents work together to ensure that nobody misses out on essential services and a decent quality of life. The Conservatives are letting Earby down, we need someone who will be a strong voice and fight for Earby to get it’s fair share of resources. Councillors should be elected to stand up and not stand by, and that’s what I intend to do.
Horsfield Marsden Reedley Southfield
David Foat Laura Blackburn Cllr Yasser Iqbal Cllr Mohammad Ammer
 I am delighted to have been selected by Labour Party members in Colne, to stand in my own ward of Horsfield. I am a committed campaigner and community activist and support local causes such as re-opening the Colne to Skipton Railway Line and Alkincoates Woodland Nature Reserve. I will be a strong voice for Horsfield on Pendle Council, and I am determined to take the role seriously and to dedicate time and energy to represent the residents of Horsfield.  I have lived in Pendle all my life and as a Marsden resident want to represent this ward. I would do my best to improve the lives of those who live in it, by working with existing councillors to ensure that all decisions made by the council had the best interests of Marsden residents in mind. I am honest, friendly and hard-working. I understand the role of a councillor and am able to take on any challenges that it may present. I believe in working together and that I am the only candidate in Marsden that can truly represent all residents. I have been involved in the Labour Party for approximately 10 years and have been a councillor for approximately 8 of those years. I started my political career as a law student and am now a practising barrister. I feel my experience as barrister stands me in good stead to represent the views and concerns of my constituents together with my passion and desire to improve the area in which I live and represent. I will continue to fight to improve facilities for the people of Reedley and Pendle as a whole. I am standing again in these elections because progressive values need to be a key part of Local Government policy in the future with limited government funds. I feel that we need to engage small businesses, charities, voluntary organisations and our residents to ensure that local services are provided even with cuts.

As a young councillor I feel that we can involve new people in the political process through community engagement. As you can see from the Labour Party membership more people agree with our policies and I want to be at the forefront of successfully electing a Labour member for Parliament for Pendle
Walverden Waterside Whitefield Vivary Bridge
Cllr Julie Henderson Tony Harmson Cllr Asjad Mahmood Patricia Hannah-Wood
I have been a representative for Walverden ward on Pendle Borough Council since 2010. I currently work in an area where I represent the public with aims to make improvements to their care and with that knowledge I can bring it into my role as a councillor to assist to make the lives of the people of Walverden and other areas of Pendle better. I look forward to representing Walverden for the next 4 years and fighting to retain public services despite Conservative cuts. I am delighted to be have chosen by Colne Labour Party members as I have lived in the local community for some 28 years and in that time I have seen the Pendle local community go from an affluent area to a socially deprived area with funds being targeted away from Colne. I will be a strong voice for Colne. Services for young people have been devasted and this has a had a knock on effect for all of us. I want to make a positive difference to our community and will lead by example. Let’s work together for Colne   I joined the Labour Party and became one of the youngest councillors in the country. Since then I am working with a range of stakeholders particularly young people to give them a voice in the area. I have held a number of prominent positions including, Mayor of Pendle 2012-2013. I am currently Deputy Leader and Secretary of Labour group. I am also Executive Member for Housing and Environmental Health at Pendle Borough Council. I will continue to work hard for the people of Whitefield Ward and Pendle and would like to thank them for their continued support. I also work within the NHS as a radiographer.  I am delighted that Labour Party members in Colne have chosen me to stand in Vivary Bridge. I am a volunteer for Age UK in Colne. I truly believe in Labour’s slogan “For The Many Not The Few” and that means treating everyone fairly with respect. I would like to talk to as many residents as possible and help where I can. If it matters to YOU it matters to ME. Together we can make a real change and I look forward to working with residents in Vivary Bridge.

Snap General Election Thursday 08 June 2017

Pendle Labour Party is delighted that Councillor Wayne Blackburn, the Labour Party candidate has slashed the Conservative majority to 1,279.

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

We want to thank everyone who gave up their time to work for Wayne and the Labour Party during this election.

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

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 were 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>>

Congratulations to Iqbal and Azhar on their re-election to the County Council

We 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.

Brierfield and Nelson West   Nelson East  
Mohammed Iqbal   Azhar Ali  

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).

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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