Preston Rural East

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Coordinates: 53°48′N 2°38′W / 53.80°N 2.64°W / 53.80; -2.64

Preston Rural East
Shown within City of Preston
Population 4,577 (2011)
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament North West
UK Parliament
  • Neil Cartwright – Conservative
  • Thomas Davies – Conservative
List of places

Preston Rural East is an electoral ward in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England. The ward is in the eastern and northeastern part of the city near the M55 motorway moving out towards Sherwood and Grimsargh. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 4,577.[1]


Unlike many other districts of Preston, the ward of Preston Rural East is parished, in that it has within it parish councils with their own structure and elected councillors. The parishes within Preston Rural East are Grimsargh, Haighton, and Broughton-in-Amounderness.

Current councillors[edit]

Election Member Party
Preston Council election, 2007 Neil Cartwright Conservative Party
Preston Council election, 2008 Thomas Davies Conservative Party


At the most recent census in 2001, the electoral ward of Preston Rural East had a population of 3,814. Over 88% described themselves as Christian. Many of the people living in the wards and parishes rely on farming and agriculture for their living. At the most recent elections, the Preston Council election, 2008, the electorate of the ward was 3,905.[2] The ward forms, in conjunction with its neighbour Preston Rural North, the Lancashire County Council electoral division of Preston Rural.


  1. ^ "Preston Ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Electoral Ward Results