Political structure of the Council

Councillors, wards, party leaders and political balance.

The borough of Blackburn with Darwen is divided up into 17 areas, or wards for election purposes, so that the views of all local communities can be represented at the Council.

The Council has 50 councillors:

  • Labour: 37
  • Conservative: 13
  • Lib Dem: 1

Find out more about the political makeup of the Council on our democracy website.