local elections

Bhikhu Patel when he was Mayor with Andrew Flintoff

Former Preston mayor Bhikhu Patel steps down from Riversway ward seat

A Preston councillor who has served for 18 years has stood down ahead of the local elections. Bhikhu Patel has represented the Riversway ward and was Mayor of Preston from 2005 to 2006. He was the Mayor who granted the Freedom of the City to Andrew Flintoff. Mr Patel: “When I came to Preston as a child I could not speak English but I worked […]

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Preston local elections 2015: Candidates announced for 19 wards across the city

Candidates for the Preston City Council elections have been announced across 19 wards which have local elections this year. Labour currently holds control at the Town Hall, with 32 out of 57 councillors. Local elections take place across the following wards on Thursday 7 May. Ashton Luke Bosman, Lib Dems April Dwyer, Conservatives Angela Meek Milne-Picken, Greens Mark Francis Routledge, Labour Brookfield Daryl Bamber, Conservatives […]

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Ballot Box

Preston local elections 2015: Thursday deadline for councillor nominations

The deadline for anyone wanting to stand to be a councillor in Preston is this Thursday. 19 wards across the city will see an election for a new councillor. Labour currently holds control at the Town Hall, with 32 out of 57 councillors. Wards with a council seat up for an election include: Ashton Brookfield College Deepdale Garrison Greyfriars Ingol Larches Lea Moor Park Preston […]

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Counting at the 2010 local elections

Preston local election 2014: List of candidates announced

The list of candidates standing for election in Preston has been released. Local elections take place on Thursday 22 May in the majority of wards across the city. Key battlegrounds include the return of Bus Station campaigner to the political fold. John Wilson stands for Labour in Sharoe Green against Margaret McManus for the Conservatives, Gregory Vickers (Lib Dems), Helen Disley (Greens) and Les Nyogeri […]

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Preston City Council Election Results

Local elections 2014: Preston residents urged to register to vote

Prestonians are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the local and European elections in May. Residents need to ensure they are on the electoral register ahead of the poll so they can have their say. Lorraine Norris, chief executive of Preston City Council, said: “You must be on the electoral register to have your say in the Local and European […]

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Preston City Council Election Results

Reflection and relief at Preston City Council election results

It was the climax of a long and tiring campaign for all the candidates at Preston City Council’s election count on Thursday. For some it was a chance to celebrate, but for all, it was an opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months and experience a peculiar sense of relief. Local election counts are strange events. This is partly due to the time at […]

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