Preston City Council election, 2014

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Council elections for the City of Preston, Lancashire are scheduled for May 22, 2014 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,[1] 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.[2]

Election result[edit]

Ward results[edit]










Moor Park[edit]

Preston Rural North[edit]



Sharoe Green[edit]

St George's[edit]

St Matthew's[edit]

Town Centre[edit]




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

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