Preston’s final elections under the current ward boundaries take place in May.Advertisement
Confirmation on who wants your vote in each ward has been given as 20 seats are in play across the city.
The areas of the city, called wards, which are drawn up as political boundaries are being re-drawn and in 2019 an ‘all-out’ election is being held for this new political geography.
Ahead of this the 2018 election is the last with the current political boundaries.
Here’s who is standing in each ward:
John William Browne – Labour
Derek Richard Killeen – UKIP
Bowen Perryman – Conservatives
Claire Craven – Liberal Democrats
Mehfuz Dasu Patel – Conservatives
Joshua Mascord – Labour
Freddie Bailey – Labour
Paul Balshaw – Conservatives
Michael Turner – Liberal Democrats
Luke Bosman – Liberal Democrats
Thomas Ewan Costello – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Munirah Mehboob Dasu Patel – Conservatives
Whitney Samantha Hawkins – Labour
Anna Hindle – Labour
Hans Voges – Liberal Democrats
Paul Whalley – Conservatives
Two councillors are to be elected to this ward following Damien Moore’s decision to stand down after being elected as Southport’s MP in the 2017 general election
Ian Kenneth Donnell – Conservatives
Iain Michael Hams – Labour
Robert Jolliffe – Conservatives
Margaret Elizabeth Lodge – Liberal Democrats
Deborah Jane Shannon – Liberal Democrats
Alan Winston Woods – Labour
Christopher Berry – Labour
Tim Cox – Conservatives
Neil Darby – Liberal Democrats
Samuel Thomas Furr – UKIP
Beth Helen Balshaw – Conservatives
Ed Craven – Liberal Democrats
Phil Crowe – Labour
Mark Bernard Kingsley – UKIP
Alan Dent – Labour
Mark Jewell – Liberal Democrats
Martin McKeever – Conservatives
Simon Crowe – Conservatives
Nweeda Khan – Labour
Preston Rural North
Fiona Duke – Liberal Democrats
Gillian Mascord – Labour
Sue Whittam – Conservatives
Anthony James Helps – UKIP
Rob Jones – Conservatives
Jonathan Harish Chandra Saksena – Labour
Peter Kelly – Labour
Connor Graham Rumble – Conservatives
Simon Ian Fullalove – Labour
Rebecca Potter – Liberal Democrats
Keith Sedgewick – Conservatives
James Thomas Hull – Labour
Danielle Louise Mayor – Conservatives
Mike Balshaw – Conservatives
Jono Grisdale – Labour
Salim Desai – Labour
Yusuf Hasan Mitha – Conservatives
Jonty Campbell – Conservatives
Carol Henshaw – Labour
Simon Philip Platt – UKIP
Michael Yates – Liberal Democrats
Carl Crompton – Labour
Luke Walmsley – Conservatives
Are there any councillors who are standing down?
A number of councillors have chosen not to stand again in the upcoming elections, they are:
– Councillor Stephen Mullen, Cadley, Liberal Democrats
– Councillor Bobby Cartwright, College, Conservatives
– Councillor Zafar Coupland, Fishwick, Labour
– Councillor Charlotte Leach, Garrison, Conservatives
– Councillor David Hammond, Greyfriars, Conservatives
– Councillor Damien Moore, Greyfriars, Conservatives
– Councillor Christine Abram, Lea, Conservatives
– Councillor John Collins, Moor Park, Labour
– Councillor Margaret McManus, Sharoe Green, Conservatives
– Councillor Roy Leeming, St Matthews, Labour
– Councillor Peter Rankin, Tulketh, Labour
When is the local election?
Voting takes place from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3 May at polling stations across the city.
Votes will be counted overnight on Thursday 3 May and results announced into the early hours of Friday 4 May. Of course, Blog Preston will be there bringing you all the action from the election count at the Guild Hall.
How can I vote?
You must register to vote by Tuesday 17 April, visit the register to vote section of the council website.
For a postal vote you need to apply by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April, here’s details on how to apply.
For a proxy vote (someone voting on your behalf) the deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 24 April, and here’s how to apply.
Who is in control of the council now?
Preston is a Labour-controlled council, with 33 seats, the Tories have 19 and the Lib Dems have five.