Introducing our Whitefield & Walverden Candidate

Councillor Ruby Anwar is the Chair of Governors at two local primary schools, teaches at Nelson and Colne College and has three young children.
Ruby says: “You have to be organised to juggle family, work and council commitments but I have enjoyed getting to know the ward and its residents better over the last year.

The Conservatives are determined to cut local services and I am determined to fight to keep them.”


Introducing our Barrowford and Pendleside Candidates

Both Labour candidates are long-term residents of the ward, unlike the other candidates on the ballot paper who have addresses in Nelson

Robert Oliver is:

  • A Barrowford Parish Councillor
  • Barrowford representative on the on Barrowford & Western Parishes Area Committee
  • Former Chair of Governors at Barrowford School
  • Chair of the Friends of Victoria Park

Sue Nike is:

  • A Barrowford Parish Councillor
  • Barrowford representative on the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership
  • Chair of the Clarion House Committee.
Introducing our Vivary Bridge Candidates


Manzar says: "Dangerous driving has been raised on the doorstep many times. In Vivary Bridge, Spring Lane, Stanley Street and Queen Street are just some of the hot spots Identified."

Ann Marie added: "Recently, Labour presented a budget and plans to work together with the police, Lancashire County Council Highways and other agencies for a new approach to tackle the issue. The Conservatives voted the proposal down with no alternative plan."


We are proud to announce our candidates for the Borough Elections on 5th May 2022

The candidates come from many walks of life working in professions from youth and community to engineering; business owners to college lecturers; retirees to charity volunteers.

All are committed to Pendle Labour’s pledges to: ♦ Restore the budget for street cleaning ♦ Protect front line services ♦ Protect green spaces and increase the climate emergency budget ♦ Commit to working in partnership with other agencies to tackle dangerous driving.

Candidates from left to right:

Top Row:  M Sakib (Bradley); Ruby Anwar (Whitefield and Walverden); Wayne Blackburn (Boulsworth and Foulridge); M. Ammer (Marsden and Southfield); Sue Nike (Barrowford & Pendleside).

Bottom Row:  Sajjad Ahmed (Brierfield East & Clover Hill); Robert Oliver (Barrowford & Pendleside); Manzar Iqbal (Vivary Bridge); David Foat (Waterside & Horsfield); Ann Marie Wrigley (Vivary Bridge); Euan Clouston (Barnoldswick).

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