Hyndburn's new political future has been decided as voters headed to the polls as part of the May 6 local elections across the country.

The public spent the day voting to select 13 new councillors to represent from at Hyndburn Borough Council for the next four years.

In the run up to the election, there was a sense of only a small chance of the ruling Labour group losing control of its hold of power at Accrington Town Hall.

The Conservatives were quietly confident following the shock election of local Tory MP Sara Britcliffe in the 2019 general election.

And in the run up to the vote, cabinet minister Robert Jenrick told LancsLive he "wouldn't rule anything out and be so pessimistic" when it came to the Tories' chances.

"Hyndburn has a Conservative MP now and she's doing a fantastic job," Mr Jenrick said.

Prior to May 6, the Labour group had been the ruling party with Councillor Miles Parkinson as leader of the authority.

Councillors will be elected across the following 12 wards:

- Altham

- Barnfield

- Baxenden

- Central

- Church

- Netherton

- Overton

- Peel

- Rishton

- Spring Hill

- St Andrew's

- St Oswald's

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 5pm.

Look at the latest results below across every Hyndburn ward:

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