Labour's big hitters emerged unscathed in Hyndburn after voters headed to the polls to elect a new county council chamber.
In Hyndburn, Jeremy Corbyn's party defied a Lancashire-wide swing to the Tories to take five of the six county council seats on offer. The Tories took the sixth, but there were no effective gains made, despite a recount and some very close results.
A dramatic recount was called in the newly formed Great Harwood, Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors ward where two seats were up for grabs, and candidates included Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson.
With Ukip and the Greens among seven candidates contesting the seat and over 12,000 votes cast, Conservative Patrick McGinley got within 26 votes of being elected, only for Coun Parkinson and Jenny Molineux to be elected for the Labour Party.
Overall, the Conservatives have taken control of county hall on a disappointing afternoon for Labour in Lancashire.
In Hyndburn, Coun Loraine Cox retained Labour’s hold of the Accrington North seat, taking over from previous representative Clare Pritchard.
She won with 1,976 votes compared to the Conservatives 1,142 votes and increased her majority.
Oswaldtwistle’s Conservative county councillor Peter Britcliffe achieved his largest ever majority of the vote as he retained his seat with 1,937 votes.
Labour came second with 936 votes followed by UKIP with 571 votes.
It was a tight race in Accrington South with Labour’s Bernard Dawson retaining his seat with a 90-vote majority.
He received 1,689 votes with the Conservatives coming second with 1,599 votes and UKIP in third with 296 votes.
Labour county councillor Munsif Dad increased his majority in the Accrington West and Oswaldtwistle Central ward by nearly 500.
He achieved 2,466 votes with the Conservatives coming second with 1,002 votes and UKIP in third with 227 votes.
The final seat totals were: Conservative 46, Labour 30, Liberal Democrat 4, Independent 2, Green Party 1, UKIP 1
Hyndburn results (winner in capitals):
Josh Allen, Conservative - 1,142
LORAINE COX, LABOUR - 1,976
BERNARD DAWSON, LABOUR - 1,689
Kath Pratt, Conservative - 1,599
Stewart Scott, Ukip - 296
Accrington West and Oswaldtwistle Central
Judith Addison, Conservative - 1,002
MUNSIF DAD, LABOUR - 2,466
Kenneth Smith, Ukip - 227
PETER BRITCLIFFE, CONSERVATIVE - 1,937
Janet Brown, Ukip - 571
Colette McCormack, Labour - 936
Great Harwood, Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors (previously Great Harwood, and Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors)
Two councillors electedBret Matthew, Ukip - 591
Patrick McGinley, Conservative - 2,824
JENNY MOLINEUX, LABOUR - 2,850
MILES PARKINSON, LABOUR - 2,926
Ann Scaife, Conservative - 2,686
John Taylor, Ukip - 435
Joan West, Green Party - 512