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 Preston Council election 32 13 12
1997 Preston Council election 29 13 13 2
1998 Preston Borough Council election 30 13 13 1i
1999 Preston Borough Council election 28 13 14 2*
2000 Preston Borough Council election 24 17 12 4^
2002 Preston Borough Council election 25 19 11 2*
2003 Preston City Council election 25 18 10 4#
2004 Preston City Council election 24 18 10 1 4#
2006 Preston City Council election 24 17 12 2 2*
2007 Preston City Council election 24 20 10 1 2*
2008 Preston City Council election 24 21 9 1 2α
2010 Preston City Council election 24 22 8 3β
2011 Preston City Council election 29 21 6 1γ
2012 Preston City Council election 31 19 5 2**
2014 Preston City Council election 32 19 5 1γ
2015 Preston City Council election 32 19 5 1γ
2016 Preston City Council election 33 19 5
2018 Preston City Council election 35 17 5
2019 Preston City Council election 30 9 9

Notes

Independent 1, Labour Independent 1
i 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]

  • Labour - 30 councillors
  • Conservative - 9 councillors
  • Liberal Democrats - 9 councillors

Council elections[edit]

District result maps[edit]

Changes between elections[edit]

1990 boundaries[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 boundaries[edit]

Tulketh by-election 14 February 2008[7]
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 description 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[8]
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 [9]
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 [10]
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
Ashton by-election, 4 May 2017[11] (term ends 2020)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Liz Atkins 648 47.89 +3.29
Conservative Michael Balshaw 477 35.25 +2.28
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Dable 166 12.27 +4.15
UKIP Simon Platt 62 4.58 -3.37
Majority 171 12.64 +1.01
Turnout 1,353
Labour hold Swing
Preston Rural East by-election, 4 May 2017[12] (term ends 2018)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ron Woollam 987 69.46 -0.84
Labour Joshua Mascord 216 15.20 -14.50
Liberal Democrat David Callaghan 160 11.26 N/A
UKIP Kieran Aspden 58 4.08 N/A
Majority 771 54.26
Turnout 1,421
Conservative hold Swing

Conservative councillor Damien Moore (Greyfriars) resigned from the council in March 2018 (he was elected Member of Parliament for Southport in 2017).[13] The seat (term ending 2019 due to boundary changes[14] trigger a full election) was filled in a double election for Greyfriars on 3 May.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ The Borough of Preston (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Preston (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1989. Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Preston". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Preston (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Preston (Electoral Changes) Order 2007. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Tulketh by-election". Preston City Council. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Fishwick by-election". Preston City Council. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  9. ^ Statement of Persons Nomination Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine Preston City Council
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Preston City Council
  11. ^ Walker, Ed. Blog Preston http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/05/preston-by-election-results-who-won-in-ashton-and-preston-rural-east/. Retrieved 6 May 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Walker, Ed. Blog Preston http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/05/preston-by-election-results-who-won-in-ashton-and-preston-rural-east/. Retrieved 6 May 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "They break ties in Ockendon | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Local Government Boundary Commission for England Consultation Portal". consultation.lgbce.org.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  15. ^ th.palin. "Elections 2018 | Preston City Council". www.preston.gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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