Brierfield (ward)


Shown within Pendle
Population 5,232 (2,204 households)
Ceremonial countyLancashire
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentPendle
CouncillorsNawaz Ahmed (Labour)
Mohammed Arshad (Labour)
Naeem Ashraf (Labour)
List of places

Brierfield is one of the 20 electoral wards that form the Parliamentary constituency of Pendle, Lancashire, England. The ward returns three councillors, currently all Labour, to represent the small town of Brierfield on Pendle Borough Council. As of the May 2011 Council election, Brierfield had an electorate of 3,752.[1]


Over 30 per cent of the population of Brierfield is aged 19 or under, hence the ward has a slightly lower-than-average age (mean 36.9 years). There is a large minority population in Brierfield, with 35.2 per cent of residents being of Asian (mostly Pakistani) origin.[2]


The ward has considerably higher crime rates than both the local and national averages, with 112 felonies per 1000 of the population. Home burglaries and vehicle crimes are twice as common in Brierfield compared to the average for Lancashire.[2]

Election results

Year elected Councillor Majority %
2008 Naeem Ashraf (Labour) 231 12.6
2010 Mohammed Arshad (Labour) 393 14.6
2011 Nawaz Ahmed (Labour) 511 28.2


  1. "Election results for Brierfield Ward". Pendle Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Brierfield Ward Profile 2008 (PDF)". Pendle Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
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