Don McKinlay – further sad loss in Higher Croft
Following the loss of Councillor Mike Johnson last October we were saddened at the death of Councillor Don McKinlay in January. There will now be a by-election on the 23rd March, at which a new Councillor will be elected.
Result of Higher Croft by-election 15th December 2016
Ian Grimshaw – UKIP 187
Amy Johnson – Labour 435 (elected)
Maureen McGarvey – Conservative 187
2015 Election Result
Michael Christopher Johnson (Lab):1283
Gary Clifford Burrows (UKIP): 927
Michael Aaron Brooks (Con): 570
Andy Kay and Don McKinlay hold Higher Croft for Labour
The 2014 result was as follows:
Andy Kay (Lab): 908
Paul Marrow (Con): 389
Don McKinlay (Lab): 877
Majority: Kay 519, McKinlay 488
Following the sad death of Councillor Dorothy Walsh in February, two Councillors were elected. Andy Kay retained the seat and was joined by Don McKinlay who lives off Stopes Brow.
A message from Andy
Hello again. It’s now 4 years since you last elected me to represent Higher Croft Ward and I am pleased to offer myself for re-election once again. As your representative I hold open surgeries every Thursday morning at the breakfast club in the Energy Zone and at the Tenants base on Manxman Road. Your Higher Croft Labour Team is here to help you.
As well as being a member of the Labour Party I am also a member of the Co-operative Party.
Roman Road Library – kept open in spite of Tory cuts
All over the country, public libraries are closing due to Tory cuts but your Labour Council knows the value of good quality community services and has managed to keep facilities like Roman Road Library open.
Listened to residents’ concerns
Many residents expressed concern about the activities of illegal scrap metal dealers. We have introduced a registration system that forces both dealers and collectors to buy a licence to trade on our streets
Tougher penalties for dog-fouling
We are all absolutely fed up with the anti-social behaviour from a minority of dog owners. We have introduced tougher penalties for dog fouling in parks and children’s play areas and local PCSOs can now issue tickets to anyone seen committing this disgusting offence
On February 28th 2014 Blackburn Cathedral was packed with relatives, friends and former Labour Party comrades as people gathered for a Civic Funeral to remember Councillor Dorothy Walsh who had passed away following a short illness. Attendees, including Blackburn’s MP, Jack Straw, were united in grief and recognition of Dorothy’s contribution to Blackburn Labour Party over the past quarter of a century.
Your Labour team in Higher Croft
I have been a Blackburn with Darwen councillor for over 20 years and have represented Higher Croft Ward since 2011. I have three children who all attended Longshaw schools and I am a governor at Longshaw Infants School. I am also the Lead Member on the council for Childrens’ Services. Over the years, I have had a great deal of experience of representing residents’ views to the Council and over the past 4 years have helped residents with problems including refuse collection, traffic calming, noisy neighbours and community safety issues.
Telephone: 01254 661265
Andy has represented Higher Croft ward since 1988. He is currently Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Resources.
Telephone: 01254 201786
Regular advice surgeries are held on the first Monday of each month at Roman Road library, between 6pm and 7pm, every Thursday at the Roman Road community centre, between 10am and 11am and the third Thursday of each month at the community base, 116a Manxman Road
Local Election results since 2001
|Frederick Gollop||Liberal Democrat||644|
|Frederick Gollop||Liberal Democrat||736||E|
|Brian Dunning||Liberal Democrat||369|
|Natalie Jeal||British National||527|
|Fred Gollop||Liberal Democrat||535|
|Ian Lofthouse||England First Party||269|
|Darren Jeal||British National||396|
|Darren Jeal||British National||551|
|Darren Jeal||British National||179|