No clear winner in Lancashire County Council elections

Posted on - 4th May, 2013 - 11:02am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News



The votes are all in for the Lancashire County Council elections held on 2 May 2013.

Lancashire County Council, which has its headquarters at County Hall in Preston, has ended without any party securing a clear majority.

In the first election since 2009, candidates were competing for all 84 seats for the county council. No party achieved the 43 seats required to take control of the council. The new political make-up is:

Labour 39 seats
Conservative 35
Liberal Democrat 6
Independent 3

Chief executive of the county council and returning officer for the election, Phil Halsall said: “As no party has a clear majority, the main parties will need to consider the options for the future political governance of the council.

“These discussions will be taking place as a priority and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.”

The next full council meeting will be on Thursday 23 May where the leader of the council is due to be formally appointed .

The winners of the Preston areas (divisions) for the Lancashire County Council elections on 2 May 2013 are:

Preston West – Bill Winlow Lib 1115
Preston South East – Dorothy Mein Lab 1649
Preston Rural – George Wilkins Con 1864
Preston North West – David Borrow Lab 1253
Preston North East – Keith Sedgewick Con 1352
Preston North – Geoffrey Driver Con 1699
Preston East – Kevin Ellard Lab 1508
Preston City – Yousuf Motala Lab 1641
Preston Central South – Carl Crompton Lab 1535
Preston Central North – Frank De Molfetta Lab 2210

Did you vote in the recent council elections? What do you think of the results? Let us know in the comments below

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