Muslim community leaders in Preston say they have seen voting turnout increase in the most recent elections. Mosques and madrasahs in the city say they worked to explain the importance […]10 months ago Preston council election results 2016: Ward by ward breakdown
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Prestonians are going to the polls to decide another raft of councillors to represent them in wards across the city. The Labour group currently holds a majority at the Town […]10 months ago Farewell Veronica! Listen as St Matthews councillor reflects on 38 years
She’s served Preston since 1979 but now one of its most recognisable councillors has decided to call time on her political ambitions. Veronica Afrin, who represents the St Matthews ward, […]10 months ago Advertisement Advertisement Elizabeth Atkins steps down from Ashton ward to care for former MP husband
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An area of Preston is to receive a Labour councillor de facto after opposition parties failed to field candidates. St Georges ward near Deepdale sees Anis Faruki automatically re-elected. Preston […]11 months ago Local elections 2016: Who wants your vote in Preston?
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