Preston Borough Council election, 2002

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Map of the results of the 2002 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.

Elections were held for Preston Borough Councilin North West England, in May 2002. Held prior to the town being awarded city status, these elections took place following a boundary review which introduced new electoral wards as a consequence of population increase. Therefore all councillors were up for election in the new wards for the first time.

For other elections to Preston Town Hall, both as a Borough and City council, see Preston local elections.

Ward Results[edit]

Ashton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Sedgewick 579 27.56
Conservative William Tyson 558 26.56
Labour Stacy Borrow 395 18.80
Labour Andrew Maclaren 382 18.18
Liberal Democrat Mavis Cooper 187 8.90

Brookfield[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Browne 871 22.65
Labour Jonathan Saksena 804 20.90
Labour Nerys Eaves 728 18.93
Conservative Yvonne Driver 412 10.71
Conservative Jean Swarbrick 389 10.11
Conservative Susan Hudson 370 9.62
Socialist Alliance Paul Malliband 272 7.07

Cadley[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Cadley Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Hackett 1,070 28.42
Liberal Democrat Michael Onyon 880 23.37
Conservative Stephen Bentham 677 17.98
Conservative George Wilkins 559 14.85
Labour Mark O'Brien 279 7.41

College[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: College Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathleen Cartright 731 27.57
Conservative Jill Truby 680 25.65
Liberal Democrat Michael Turner 427 16.11
Liberal Democrat William Shannon 361 13.62
Labour George Tait 234 8.83
Labour Rosemary Tait 218 8.22

Deepdale[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Terry Cartright 637 24.75
Independent Joyce Cartright 572 22.22
Labour Javed Iqbal 511 19.85
Labour Henry Heaps 384 14.92
Liberal Democrat Maksud Patel 202 7.85
Conservative John Docherty 149 5.79
Conservative Shaun Ryan 119 5.62

Fishwick[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Parker 534 35.13
Labour Ismail Patel 476 31.32
Conservative David Hammmond 208 13.68
Conservative Simon Stammers 160 10.53
Liberal Democrat Mary Gardner 142 9.34

Garrison[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Garrison Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Greenhalgh 982 21.01
Conservative Stuart Greenhalgh 949 20.30
Conservative Marie Milne 940 20.11
Labour Peter Rankin 407 8.71
Labour Ben Aberra 389 8.32
Labour Thomas Leigh 370 7.91
Liberal Democrat Mavis Shannon 218 4.66
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Fitzer 216 4.62
Liberal Democrat James McAlea 204 4.36

Greyfriars[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hood 1,883 23.37
Conservative Geoff Driver 1,770 21.96
Conservative Peter Horton 1,701 21.11
Liberal Democrat Raymond Askew 932 11.56
Liberal Democrat John Porter 782 9.70
Liberal Democrat Alastair Thomas 733 9.10
Labour Alan Woods 258 3.20

Ingol[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat William Chadwick 970 22.11
Liberal Democrat Margaret Marshall 896 20.42
Liberal Democrat Ronald Marshall 889 20.26
Labour Steven Brooks 298 6.79
Conservative Marie Dilworth 284 6.47
Conservative Sheila Heys 278 6.34
Labour Thomas Burns 276 6.29
Conservative Mary Robinson 250 5.70
Labour Michael Farrington 247 5.63

Larches[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Larches Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Derbyshire 723 13.68
Liberal Democrat Daniel Gallagher 710 13.43
Labour Peter Ward 705 13.34
Labour Allan Foster 699 13.22
Labour Mark Routledge 643 12.16
Liberal Democrat David Bastable 570 10.78
Conservative Joe Fitzgerald 393 7.43
Conservative Alan Hunter 358 6.77
Conservative Elizabeth Heywood 341 6.45
Independent Colin Abbot 144 2.72

Lea[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Lea Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Abram 903 18.90
Liberal Democrat Norman Abram 870 18.20
Liberal Democrat Pauline Brown 837 '17.51
Conservative Sarah Critchley 576 12.05
Conservative Pauline Gaskell 561 11.74
Conservative William Parkinson 557 11.66
Labour Barbara Maclaren 181 3.79
Labour Marie Johnson 169 3.54
Labour Halima Patel 125 2.62

Moor Park[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Collins 655 33.23
Labour Francesco de Molfetta 608 30.85
Conservative Hugh Docherty 284 14.41
Independent Michael Moulding 247 12.53
Conservative Gulam Mulla 177 8.98

Preston Rural East[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural East Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoff Swarbrick 926 44.84
Conservative Neil Cartwright 905 43.83
Labour John Houghton 234 11.33

Preston Rural North[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural North Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Hudson 1,826 28.89
Conservative Martin Landless 1,746 27.62
Conservative Kathryn Calder 1,715 27.13
Liberal Democrat Matthew Banks 627 9.92
Labour Marcus Johnstone 407 6.44

Ribbleton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Woods 1,000 23.24
Labour Andrew Campbell 985 22.89
Labour Brian Rollo 924 21.47
Conservative Paul Balshaw 419 9.74
Conservative Stephen Blair 404 9.39
Conservative Gabriele Valderrema-Galves 314 7.30
Independent Ronald Yates 257 5.97

Riversway[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Valentine 697 26.34
Labour Elaine Abbot 650 24.57
Labour Bhikhu Patel 581 21.96
Green Richard Merrick 290 10.96
Conservative Roger McManus 230 8.69
Conservative Peter Mullineaux 198 7.48

St Georges[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: St Georges Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yunis Khan 491 41.23
Labour Siraz Natha 471 39.55
Conservative Richard Gorrell 229 19.23

St Matthews[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Richardson 907 30.90
Labour Veronica Afrin 785 26.75
Labour Ian Hall 762 25.96
Conservative Julian Sedgewick 263 8.96
Conservative Bernard Whalley 218 7.43

Sharoe Green[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rowena Edmondson 1,067 20.86
Conservative Elizabeth Clarkson 1,043 20.39
Conservative Eric Fazackerley 1,041 20.35
Liberal Democrat Peter Newsham 375 7.33
Liberal Democrat Gregory Vickers 341 6.67
Liberal Democrat Edward Rowland 322 6.30
Labour Terence Mattinson 319 6.24
Labour Paul Jackson 309 6.04
Labour Rose Donnelly 298 5.83

Town Centre[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Town Centre Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Atkins 802 22.37
Labour Ken Cole 786 21.92
Labour Musa Ahmed Jiwa 708 19.75
Liberal Democrat Ayub Bodi 397 11.07
Liberal Democrat Anne-Marie Riedel 273 7.62
Conservative Jane Balshaw 223 6.22
Conservative Christine Sharp 203 5.66
Conservative Ronald Smith 193 5.38

Tulketh[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Al-Serraj 764 19.70
Labour Matthew Brown 718 18.51
Conservative Margaret McManus 680 17.53
Labour James Hull 673 17.35
Conservative Peter Hunter 583 15.03
Conservative Paul Swallow 566 14.60
Liberal Democrat Michael Gardner 197 5.08
Liberal Democrat Stella Stanley 181 4.67
Liberal Democrat Erica Wysoczanski 136 3.51

University[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: University Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Crompton 256 25.22
Labour John Swindells 223 21.97
Liberal Democrat Colin Clarke 184 18.13
Liberal Democrat June Dodd 176 17.34
Conservative Peter McElhone 89 8.77
Conservative Jacqueline Smith 87 8.57

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