Preston City Council elections

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One third of Preston City Council in Lancashire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election to allow for the Lancashire County Council elections.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1980
Labour 1980–1999
No overall control 1999–2011
Labour 2011 - Present



Year Labour Conservative Liberal Liberal Democrats Respect Independent
1973 38 19
1974 38 19
1975 38 19
1976 13 43 1
1978 18 37 2
1979 26 30 1
1980 31 25 1
1982 30 24 3
1983 30 24 3
1984 31 21 5
1985 31 21 5
1986 34 18 5
1987 35 16 6
1988 36 16 5
1990 35 16 6
1991 34 17 6
1992 32 20 5
1994 31 19 7
1995 31 18 8
1996 32 13 12
1998 29 13 13 2
1999 28 13 14 2*
2000 24 17 12 4^
2002 25 19 11 2*
2003 25 18 10 4#
2004 24 18 10 1 4#
2006 24 17 12 2 2*
2007 24 20 10 1 2*
2008 24 21 9 1 2α
2010 24 22 8 3β
2011 29 21 6 1γ
2012 31 19 5 2**
2014 32 19 5 1γ

Notes

Independent 1, Labour Independent 1
* Labour Independent 2
^ Labour Independent 3, People's Party 1
# Independent 2, Labour Independent 2
α Deepdale Independent 2
β Deepdale Independent 2, Independent Socialist 1
γ Deepdale Independent 1
** Independent 1, Deepdale Independent 1

Current composition[edit]

Council elections[edit]

Preston Council election, 1996
Preston Council election, 1998
Preston Council election, 1999
Preston Council election, 2000
Preston Council election, 2002 - (whole council elected after boundary changes)[2]
Preston City Council election, 2003 Seats defended at the Preston City Council election, 2007 and subsequently at Preston City Council election, 2011
Preston City Council election, 2004 Seats defended at the Preston City Council election, 2008 and subsequently at Preston City Council election, 2012
Preston City Council election, 2006 Seats defended at the Preston City Council election, 2010 and subsequently at Preston City Council election, 2014

By-election results[edit]

1997–2001[edit]

St Matthews By-Election 1 October 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Afrin 617 41.5 -28.6
Liberal Democrat Anna Riedel 383 25.8 +13.2
Independent Paul Malliband 278 18.7 N/A
Conservative Elaine Pugh 179 12.0 -5.2
Independent Gerald Kerrone 30 2.0 N/A
Majority 234 15.7
Turnout 1,487 30.1
Labour hold Swing
Central By-Election 20 January 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Swindells 361 64.6 -3.6
Conservative David Hammond 134 24.0 +8.6
Independent Bernadette Jones 64 1.5 N/A
Majority 227 40.6
Turnout 559 8.6
Labour hold Swing
Rural East By-Election 20 January 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Landless 903 82.1 +2.4
Liberal Democrat John Bruton 153 13.9 +2.9
Labour Terry Mattinson 44 4.0 -5.3
Majority 750 68.2
Turnout 1,100 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Larches By-Election 29 March 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Ward 501 48.8 +24.0
Liberal Democrat Danny Gallagher 349 34.0 -23.8
Conservative R Turner 110 10.7 -0.4
Independent I Heywood 67 6.5 +0.2
Majority 152 14.8
Turnout 1,027 23.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +23.9

2007–to date[edit]

Tulketh by-election 14 February 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Rankin 423 34.3 -6.8
Liberal Democrat Rick Seymour 400 32.4 +21.5
Conservative Paul Balshaw 292 23.6 -6.7
No Label Barry Hill 84 6.8 N/A
Green Kizzi Murtagh 36 2.9 N/A
Majority 23 1.9
Turnout 1,235
Labour hold Swing -14.2
Fishwick by-election 1 October 2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Mein 656 55.7 +13.2
Conservative Sharon Riley 283 24.0 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Luke Bosman 239 20.3 +1.3
Majority 373 31.7
Turnout 1,178 30.9
Labour hold Swing +8.6
Riversway by-election 15 July 2010 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Linda Crompton 890 66.72
Liberal Democrat Stephen Wilkinson 388 29.09
Green Adam Vardey 56 4.20
Majority 502 37.63
Turnout 1,334
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +8.6
Cadley by-election 16 September 2010 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Potter 721 43.1 -14.0
Labour John Young 476 28.5 +20.8
Conservative David Walker 465 28.4 -6.9
Majority 245 14.7 -141
Turnout 1,672
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -3.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Preston". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Tulketh by-election". Preston City Council. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Fishwick by-election". Preston City Council. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  5. ^ Statement of Persons Nomination Preston City Council
  6. ^ [1] Preston City Council

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