A FATHER and son were elected to serve Barnoldswick following the results of Pendle Borough Council elections last Thursday.

Although the Conservatives won back control of Pendle Council from the Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition, David Whipp and his son, Tom Whipp, were victorious for the Liberal Democrats in Barnoldswick.

Long-serving councillor David Whipp coasted to a win in the Craven ward by securing 1,020 votes, more than doubling the votes of second place Harry Purcell (Cons) who had 410. Omar Ahmed (Lab) was third with 141 votes.

In Coates ward, Tom Whipp, who secured 755 votes, held off competition from Conservative Ian Lyons, who had 559 votes. Heather Sheldrick (Lab) and Jane Wood (Green) had 278 and 45 votes, respectively.

In Earby ward, Conservative Mike Goulthorp easily retained his seat by winning more votes than the other three candidates combined.

He received 935 votes, while Doris Haigh (Lib Dem) came second with 369, Yvonne Tennant (Labour) was third with 337 and Charlotte Carman (Green) was fourth with 117.