local elections

Josh Brandwood, newly elected Morecambe town councillor

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 beliefs. After a successful campaign in the area, Lancaster-based Josh feels that he can revitalise the seaside town where he was brought up. Josh has only just finished his degree so has given himself little […]

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Garrison ward was the scene of a recount

Preston local election results: Full breakdown of Preston City Council 2015 election

Preston Town Hall has stayed red as it was a case of status quo in the local elections. Labour remained in charge at Preston City Council as no seats changed hands in the city. John Wilson, the man who led the campaign to Save Preston Bus Station, stood for Labour in the College ward and narrowly lost. Incumbunt Harry Seddon held on for the Conservatives […]

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Will you take a selfie after you've voted?

Election 2015: Preston voters encouraged to do a voting selfie

Voters in Preston are being asked to do an election selfie outside the polling station after they’ve voted in the General and Local elections. Preston City Council is sticking up vinyls on the walls of all polling stations which encourage voters to take a photo of themselves. Head of communications at the city council, Stephen Parkinson, said: “Along with engaging young people as a priority […]

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geopace harlequins 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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