The Borough is divided into 15 wards with three councillors representing each ward - making a total of 45 councillors.
The council seats are as follows:
- Labour = 27
- Liberal Democrats = 5
- Conservative =5
- Burnley & Padiham Independent = 4
- UK Independence Party = 2
- Green = 1
- Independent = 1
The Labour Group are the majority party and have formed an administration and hold all 5 seats on the Executive.