Preston Borough Council election, 2000

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Elections to Preston Borough Council were held on 7 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 24 -4
Conservative 17 +4
Liberal Democrat 12 +1
Independent 4 -1

Election result[edit]

Preston Local Election Result 2000
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 +4 35.00 41.78 12,108 +11.68
  Labour 7 -4 35.00 28.84 8,358 -8.75
  Liberal Democrat 5 +1 25.00 25.57 7,411 -2.17
  Independent 1 -1 5.00 3.80 1,101 -0.17

Ward results[edit]

This election was the last to be held before a boundary review increased the number of electoral wards and redistributed the councillors.

Ashton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Sedgewick 838 49.03 -10.14
Labour Mark Routledge 669 39.15 +7.12
Independent Stanley Baines 197 11.56 +11.56

Avenham[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Avenham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Cole 755 67.41 +1.57
Conservative Anne Hammond 218 19.46 +2.71
Liberal Democrat Anne-Marie Riedel 141 12.59 -4.57

Brookfield[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Browne 523 60.60
Conservative Paul Hammond 336 39.40

Cadley[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Cadley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Bill Borrow 1,113 51.15
Conservative Stephen Bentham 949 43.61
Labour Michael Carruthers 111 5.10

Central[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siraz Ali Natha 590 67.97
Conservative Susan Browm 271 32.03

Deepdale[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Malliband 778 48.44
Labour Derek Barton 507 31.57
Conservative Thomas Davies 320 19.93

Fishwick[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Parker 612 65.38
Conservative David Hammond 320 34.62

Greyfriars[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hood 1,594 69.00
Liberal Democrat Raymond Askew 623 26.97
Labour Angela Milne-Pickin 89 4.03

Ingol[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat William Chadwick 921 38.44
Liberal Democrat Margaret Marshall 838 34.97
Conservative Sheila Heys 238 9.93
Conservative Shaun Turner 199 8.31
Labour Julie Humphrey 175 7.30
Independent Bernadette Jones 25 1.04

Larches[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Larches Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Derbyshire 665 57.68
Labour Allan Foster 285 24.72
Conservative David Sharp 128 11.10
Independent Lee Forshaw 72 6.24

Moor Park[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Collins 729 43.16
Liberal Democrat Michael Turner 641 37.95
Conservative Paul Balshaw 306 18.12

Rural East[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Rural East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoff Swarbrick 1,335 81.35
Liberal Democrat John Bruton 210 12.80
Labour Pauline Sanderson 91 5.55

Rural West[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Rural West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathryn Calder 1,281 52.82
Liberal Democrat Michael Basford 951 39.22
Labour James Hull 189 7.79

Ribbleton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Campbell 483 71.03
Conservative Jane Balshaw 193 28.97

Riversway[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Valentine 648 43.52
Labour Irene Black 624 41.91
Conservative Jonathan MacKie 180 12.09
Independent Kristian Forshaw 29 1.95

Sharoe Green[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rowena Edmondson 1,155 68.75
Liberal Democrat Alistair Thomas 299 17.80
Labour Kevin Ellard 224 13.33

Sherwood[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Sherwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Greenhalgh 1,219 62.67
Liberal Democrat Margaret Maritan 361 18.56
Labour Terence Mattinson 360 18.56

St Matthews[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Afrin 624 68.87
Conservative Elaine Pugh 282 31.13

Tulketh[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret McManus 746 50.96
Labour Valerie Wise 718 49.04

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