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Preston local elections: City to go to the polls in May

Posted on - 20th March, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Brookfield, Cadley, College, Fishwick, Garrison, Greyfriars, Ingol, Larches, Lea, Moor Park, News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Ribbleton, Riversway, Sharoe Green, St Matthews, Tulketh, University

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Preston will go to the ballot box in May to elect a new set of councillors.

Nineteen wards are up for election, with only Ashton, Deepdale and Preston Rural East not due to be contested.

Preston City Council is elected in thirds, which means the council seats up for election were last contested in 2010, then against the backdrop of a general election.

Ahead of the election, Ingol councillor Bill Shannon has indicated he won’t be standing.

The current Liberal Democrat group leader said he was calling it a day after 11 years as a councillor.

The Lib Dems hold a 703 vote majority in Ingol.

Council and Labour group leader Peter Rankin’s seat in the Tulketh ward is also up for election.

He holds a 52 vote majority in the Tulketh ward, narrowly beating the Lib Dems in 2010.

Conservative group leader Ken Hudson’s seat in Preston Rural North is another seat due to be contested after Ken won re-election in 2010.

The following wards will see an election on Thursday 22 May.

Brookfield
Cadley
College
Fishwick
Garrison
Greyfriars
Ingol
Larches
Lea
Moor Park
Preston Rural North
Ribbleton
Riversway
Sharoe Green
St George’s
St Matthew’s
Town Centre
Tulketh
University

The North West European elections are also to take place on the same day.

We’ll have full details on who is standing in which ward and more details as the election approaches.

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