30 October 2023
The Green Party in Burnley celebrated success on Thursday 26th October in double by-elections that saw Scott Cuncliffe (Lancashire County Council) and Alex Hall (Burnley Council) both holding Green seats.
In a joint statement Burnley Greens said:- "We would also like to thank each and every one of you who trusted us with your votes on Thursday and to thank everyone that helped us with our election campaign over the last few weeks – it has been humbling to see so many Green Party supporters who have helped us in so many ways.
The local group paid tribute to outgoing Green Party councillor Andy Fewings in stepping down who was the first Green Party councillor elected in 2018 in East Lancashire.
"We want to say Thank You to Andy.... for all his hard work over the years in Burnley. You are, and will be, missed by us all at Burnley Green Party, and we wish you all the best for the future."
The results from the Trinity Ward and Burnley Central West Division by-elections.
Alex Hall, Green Party, 347
Mubashar Lone, Labour Party, 163
Susan Nutter, Conservative Party 73
Burnley Central West:
Scott Cunliffe, Green Party, 630
Charlie Briggs, Labour Party, 583
Don Whittaker, Conservative Party, 574
Jeff Sumner, Liberal Democrats, 156.
Deputy Green Party leader, Zack Polanski said:- "Such positive news! When I went to visit Burnley earlier this year - was really clear speaking to people that they loved having Green representation."
Read more about the contribution of Scott Cunliffe, Alex Ward and Andy Fewings along with Burnley Greens in this Guardian article: "Greens get out and about in Burnley for more election success" (April 2022)