Voters in Rossendale have had their say in the 2021 local elections.

Twelve council seats were up for grabs in wards Cribden, Eden, Facit and Shawforth, Goodshaw, Greenfield, Greensclough, Hareholme, Helmshore, Irwell, Longholme, Whitewell, and Worsley.

The Rossendale borough council elections were taking place at the same time as the Lancashire County Council elections.

The district is a two-tier authority and provides services for its residents such as waste and recycling collections, street cleaning, parks, open spaces, cemeteries, planning and licensing.

Lancashire County Council provides other services such as highways, gritting, road repairs, street lighting, schools, social services and social care.

Polls closed at 10pm on Thursday, May 6, with the count expected to take place on Friday day time.

For the latest coverage on Lancashire and the elections visit LancsLive.

Results are expected for the Rossendale local election from 2.30pm. You can see the full results as they are declared below.

It is the first time local elections have taken place in two years after last year's ballot was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.