Local elections 2016: Who wants your vote in Preston?

Posted on - 7th April, 2016 - 5:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News

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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 has released the list of candidates contesting the wards.

Interesting battles include cabinet member for finance, Martyn Rawlinson, defending his seat in Fishwick against the Tories.

Bus Station campaigner John Wilson tries once again to get into the Town Hall after being unsuccessful in Sharoe Green last year. He goes again in Greyfriars and with UKIP not in the mix it’ll be a very close call.

Lib Dem leader Pauline Brown is up for re-election, hoping to keep her Ingol seat. Labour have been making ground in Ingol in recent years.

Among those standing down are Terry Cartwright, who has served as an independent councillor in Deepdale for decades.

Former Mayor and current cabinet member for arts, culture and leisure Veronica Afrin is leaving the Labour benches after many decades representing the city.

And Ashton councillor Liz Atkins is also stepping down after one term.

Michael Arthur Balshaw (Conservative)
Alasdair David Bremner (Greens)
Mark George Jewell (Lib Dems)
Graeme Moitie (UKIP)
Angela Vodden (Labour)

Daryl Bamber (Conservative)
Philip Edward Corker (Labour)
Neil Graham (UKIP)

Royston Banks (UKIP)
John Potter (Lib Dems)
Suleman Sarwar (Labour)
Jim Witherington (Conservative)

Jonathan Campbell (Conservative)
Derek Killen (UKIP)
Lynne Wallace (Labour)

Emma Fielding (Conservative)
Martyn Andrew Rawlinson (Labour)

Stuart Robert Greenhalgh (Conservative)
Nweeda Khan (Labour)
Hans Voges (Lib Dems)

Claire Craven (Lib Dems)
Damien Moore (Conservative)
John Wilson (Labour)

Kieran Aspden (UKIP)
Pauline Mary Brown (Lib Dems)
John Rochford (Labour)
Anthony Smith (Conservative)

Alice Buchanan (Conservative)
David John Callaghan (Lib Dems)
David Martin Dawson (UKIP)
Mark Yates (Labour)

Trevor Michael Hart (Conservative)
Mark Bernard Kingsley (UKIP)
Rebecca Potter (Lib Dems)
Samir Vohra (Labour)

Preston Rural East
Tom Davies (Conservative)
Stephen Andrew Smith (Labour)

Preston Rural North
Robert James Cross (Labour)
Lona Smith (Conservative)
Alex Warren (Lib Dems)

Robert Charles Ash (Lib Dems)
Anthony James Helps (UKIP)
Stephen Kay (Conservative)
Nicholas William Pomfret (Labour)

Victoria Bamber (Conservative)
Linda Crompton (Labour)
Alex Walker (Green)
Maureen Watt (UKIP)

Sharoe Green
Helen Disley (Green)
Jonathan James Grisdale (Labour)
Greg Vickers (Lib Dems)
David Walker (Conservative)

St Matthews
Jade Marie Morgan (Labour)
James Shuttleworth (Conservative)

Town centre
Drew Gale (Labour)
Matthew Hargreaves (Conservative)

Matthew John Brown (Labour)
Edward Craven (Lib Dems)
Bowen Perryman (Conservative)
Andrew John Watt (UKIP)

There are no elections in College, Moor Park or the University ward. St George’s only had one candidate, so is uncontested.

How do I register to vote?
You must be on the electoral register to be able to vote.

To do this you need to register online by Monday 18 April.

What do you make of the candidates list? Who will you be voting for? Let us know in the comments below

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