Independent 3. Principal county of the north West, having had its southern half taken out to form metropolitan areas in the 1970s.
Yousuf Motala (Preston City), Usman Arif (Burnley North East) and Sobia Malik (Burnley Central East) moved from Labour to Independent in November 2023. The Green Party held Burnley Central West at a byelection on 26 October. Labour gained Chorley Rural West from Conservative at a byelection on 14 September.
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