College (Preston ward)

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Coordinates: 53°47′23″N 2°42′47″W / 53.7896°N 2.7130°W / 53.7896; -2.7130

College
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Shown within City of Preston
Population 3,578 (2011)
District
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament North West
UK Parliament
Councillors
  • Bobby Cartwright – Conservative
  • Jill Truby – Conservative
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College is an electoral ward and one of the districts of Preston. The population of the Ward as taken at the 2011 census was 3,578.[1] College is based in the Fulwood area in northern Preston, Lancashire, England. The ward is based in the Sharoe Green area with the name being derived from the central placement of Preston College.

The ward was split between the parliamentary constituencies of Ribble Valley and Preston. Following boundary changes in 2010, College became part of the new Wyre and Preston North constituency.

Two members of Preston City Council, elected 'in thirds' in first past the post elections each year, are returned from the ward.

The ward forms part of the Lancashire County Council electoral division of Preston Central North.

Current members[edit]

Election Member Party
Preston Council election, 2007 Jill Truby Conservative
Preston Council election, 2010 Bobby Cartwright Conservative

Demographics[edit]

From the 2001 census,[2] College had a population of 3,517 of which nearly 79% classed themselves as Christian.

Geography[edit]

College ward is an ‘L’ shaped ward in the northern suburban fringes of the city of Preston. It has the B6242 Watling Street Road in its southern base bordering Moor Park. This is the traditional border between the former separate Preston and Fulwood districts. The A6 Garstang Road is its western border, whilst to the east and north are suburban and private housing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics