Labour inroads across Lancashire were reflected in Hyndburn as the party made two gains during the county council elections, in today’s results.

In total Labour won five of the six seats on offer, although Conservative big-hitter Peter Britcliffe managed to hold his Oswaldtwistle seat with 1,566 votes, as Labour replaced the biggest party in Lancashire with No Overall Control.

It will now need a coalition partner to rule with a majority after falling four short of the 43 seats needed for an overall majority.

Among new county councillors celebrating for Labour was Clare Pritchard, who gained Accrington North and in the process unseated her father Independent Malcolm Pritchard with 1,168 votes.

There was also a gain from the Conservatives when Munsif Dad took Accrington West with 2,492 to unseat the incumbent Mohammed Younis.

Hyndburn Council leader Miles Parkinson held his Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors seat with 1,866 votes. In Accrington South, Labour candidate Bernard Dawson was elected with 1,231 votes against four other candidates. Gareth Molineux won for Labour in Great Harwood with 1,279 votes in a seat previously held by Ciaran Wells.

The Hyndburn seats were contested by 21 candidates with Labour and the Conservatives fielding representatives for every seat.

The UK Independence Party put forward four candidates, the Green Party had two candidates while three independents were also in contention.

Overall Labour has 39 seats, Conservative 35, Liberal Democrats 6, Independent 3 and Green 1.

You can replay live updates and results in our live blog below - updates were provided by Hyndburn Council (@HyndburnCouncil) and Lancashire County Council (@LancashireCC)