Preston City Council election, 2014

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Council elections for the City of Preston, Lancashire were held May 22, 2014[1] as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2014. The elections have been moved from earlier on in May to coincide with the North West component of the European Parliament election, 2014. Nineteen electoral wards were fought with those councillors elected in the corresponding elections in 2010 defending their seats due to the "in thirds" system employed in Preston local elections. The previous elections to Preston council occurred in 2012 but due to the "in thirds" system employed by Preston council, councillors are elected for four-year terms. This means gains, losses, and vote share comparisons this year are with those fought in 2010.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 22 May 2014 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[2] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[3]

Election result[edit]

Preston Local Election Result 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 +1 +1 13,831 −5,490
  Conservative 6 N/C 8,236 −9,860
  UKIP 0 N/C 4,127 +4,127
  Liberal Democrat 2 N/C 2,782 −13,000
  Green 0 N/C 377 +179
  Independent 1 1 -1 113 +113

Ward results[edit]

Brookfield[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Brookfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Browne 870 54.9 +2.9
UKIP James Barker 523 33.0 N/A
Conservative Bowen Perryman 191 12.1 −18.2
Majority 347 21.9
Turnout 347 28.7
Labour hold Swing

Cadley[edit]

Preston Council elections, 2014: Cadley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Mullen 728 44.1 −2.6
Conservative Rowena Edmonson 492 29.8 −3.3
Labour George Tait 430 26.1 +5.9
Majority 298 18.1
Turnout 58.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

College[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bobby Cartwright 569 43.2 −2.3
Labour Peter Moss 508 38.5 +10.4
UKIP John Bottomley 140 10.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mike Turner 101 7.7 −18.6
Majority 61 4.6
Turnout 46.2

Fishwick[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Fishwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zafar Coupland 1,055 80.4 +19.6
Conservative Patricia Gravner 258 19.6 +1.5
Majority 797
Turnout 35.9

Garrison[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Garrison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charlotte Leach 740 37.8 −8.8
Labour Steve Ratcliffe 541 27.6 −0.9
UKIP Liz Mahon 427 21.8 N/A
Green Bill Houghton 129 6.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Julie Voges 122 6.2 −18.2
Majority 199 10.2
Turnout 34.9

Greyfriars[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Greyfriars
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hammond 1,230 55.0 +8.4
Labour Alan Woods 472 21.1 −7.4
UKIP Christine Phipps 346 15.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Peter Holt-Mylorie 189 8.4 −16.0
Majority 758 33.9
Turnout 42.7

Ingol[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Ingol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Neil Darby 660 34.5 −14.1
UKIP Chris Rigby 537 28.1 N/A
Labour Lynne Wallace 491 25.7 +0.2
Conservative Daniel Dewhurst 224 11.7 −14.1
Majority 123 6.4
Turnout 34.1

Larches[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Larches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Crowe 1,049 59.4 +19.6
Conservative Robert Cartwright 369 20.9 −0.9
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Finch 349 19.8 −18.6
Majority 680 38.5
Turnout 30.5

Lea[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Lea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Abram 654 37.1 −5.2
Liberal Democrat Jason Jeffrey 396 22.5 −14.3
UKIP Claire Kilbane 393 22.3 N/A
Labour Rebecca Yates 318 18.1 −2.8
Majority 258 14.7
Turnout 37.2

Moor Park[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Moor Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Collins 724 73.3 +20.2
Conservative Sheila Heys 133 13.5 −8.3
Green Ian McCormick 131 13.3 N/A
Majority 591 59.8
Turnout 30.5

Preston Rural North[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Preston Rural North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Whittam 1,181 55.9 −12.8
UKIP Kate Walsh 527 24.9 N/A
Labour Gerard Parke-Hatton 278 13.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Peter Lawrence 127 6.0 −13.3
Majority 654 31.0
Turnout 39.2

Ribbleton[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Ribbleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonathan Saksena 772 53.9 +5.8
UKIP David Treasure 468 32.7 N/A
Conservative Daryl Bamber 191 13.3 −7.3
Majority 304 21.2
Turnout 23.7

Riversway[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Riversway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Kelly 1,121 80.9
Conservative Sharon Riley 265 19.1
Majority 856 61.8
Turnout 33.3

Sharoe Green[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Sharoe Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret McManus 754 36.2 −7.8
Labour John Wilson 665 32.0 +5.8
UKIP Les Nyogeri 435 20.9 N/A
Green Helen Disley 117 5.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Gregory Vickers 110 5.3 −20.6
Majority 89 4.3
Turnout 41.8

St George's[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: St George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Hull 849 87.9 +24.2
Conservative Grant Dowbekin 117 12.1 −1.2
Majority 732
Turnout 31.7

St Matthew's[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: St Matthew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Leeming 1,177 86.7 +22.9
Conservative Linda Hubberstey 181 13.3 −1.7
Majority 996 73.3
Turnout 26.2

Town Centre[edit]

Due to the retirement of Michael Lavellette (Independent Socialist) there will be a double election here, making direct comparisons with the corresponding 2010 election inaccurate.

Preston Council election, 2014: Town Centre ward 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salim Desai 1,323
Labour Drew Gale 1,202
Conservative Louise Petherwick 357

Tulketh[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: Tulketh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Rankin 804 54.4 +14.6
UKIP Paul Barker 331 22.4 N/A
Conservative Stephen Allen 209 14.2 −7.9
Independent Roger Baines 113 9.0 N/A
Majority 473 32.0
Turnout 28.6

University[edit]

Preston Council election, 2014: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Crompton 444 78.6 +30.0
Conservative Jonty Campbell 121 21.4 −3.9
Majority 323 57.2
Turnout 20.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results Preston City Council
  2. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.