Burnley is set to see its political picture change as a result of the May 6 local elections.

Some 15 new councillors will be elected to Burnley Borough Council across 15 wards.

Prior to May 6, there was no overall control at the town hall, meaning there was no single ruling political party. This was after Labour lost control in the 2019 local elections.

A coalition of all the other parties then formed a new ruling group in Burnley, with Burnley and Padiham Independent

Labour's Mark Townsend was leader of the council as of October 2020 after receiving formal support from the Lib Dems.

One new councillor will be voted in across the following wards:

- Bank Hall

- Briercliffe

- Brunshaw

- Cliviger with Worsthorne

- Coal Clough with Deerplay

- Daneshouse with Stoneyholme

- Gannow

- Gawthorpe

- Hapton with Park

- Lanehead

- Queensgate

- Rosegrove with Lowerhouse

- Rosehill with Burnley Wood

- Trinity

- Whittlefield with Ightenhill

The election is a delayed running of the 2020 local elections after this was postponed due to Covid.

Voting opened at 7am on Thursday, May 6 with the last votes cast at 10pm on the same day.

Votes are set to be counted on Friday morning with final declaration around 4pm.

Look at the latest results below for across every Burnley ward:

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