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Preston Muslim group says it helped buck council election turnout trend

Two Muslim women voting at Deepdale polling station 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 […]

7 months ago
Preston council election results 2016: Ward by ward breakdown

Counting at Preston council elections Preston went to the polls to elect 18 councillors across the city to serve its people. The Guild Hall will see the votes counted from just after 11pm on Thursday […]

7 months ago
Preston council election results: Recap updates and reaction

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 […]

7 months ago
Farewell Veronica! Listen as St Matthews councillor reflects on 38 years

Veronica Afrin during her year as Mayor 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, […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Elizabeth Atkins steps down from Ashton ward to care for former MP husband

Liz Atkins is stepping down to look after her husband Ron A Preston councillor is stepping down to look after her elderly husband after four years in office. Elizabeth Atkins, who represents the Ashton ward, says she can no longer ‘juggle […]

8 months ago
Labour candidate wins St Georges ward after NO ONE stands against him

Anis Faruki was re-elected without competiton 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 […]

8 months ago
Local elections 2016: Who wants your vote in Preston?

Ballot Box Preston’s latest round of councillors are to be elected in May as the city goes to the polls. Elections are taking place in 18 wards across Preston. The city council […]

8 months ago
UCLan student becomes councillor for Morecambe

UCLan student Josh Brandwood has been elected as Labour councillor for Morecambe. He was inspired by a lecturer discussing the future of politics and chose the party based on his […]

2 years ago
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