Political representation facts and figures

The local authority area sits over two parliamentary constituencies, Rossendale and Darwen in the South and Blackburn in the North; in the 2017 general election they were returned Conservative and Labour respectively.

Following a review of the borough’s electoral arrangements in 2017, there are 51 Councillors representing 17 new wards. The borough operates a Leader and Executive model of governance.

Aside from the borough council the area is also home to six parish councils. These are:

Parish and ward data can be found using the ONS and Nomis Local Area Report tool