Election to be held for two Preston City Council seats

Posted on - 7th April, 2017 - 7:01am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Grimsargh, Politics, Preston News
Part of Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall
Part of Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall

Two seats on Preston City Council are to be contested in May elections.


Elections have been triggered due to the death of councillor Tom Davies in November last year.

He represented Preston Rural East and passed away from a heart attack after watching his beloved Preston North End at Deepdale.

An election is also to be held in Ashton-on-Ribble after Angela Vodden stepped down due to securing a full-time job in Wales which is to see her move from the area.

The Conservatives currently hold Preston Rural East and Labour hold Ashton. Labour hold an overall majority at the Town Hall.

Read more: What’s the difference between Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council?

Here’s who will be seeking your votes in the election on Thursday 4 May.

Liz Atkins – Labour
Michael Arthur Balshaw – Conservatives
Jeremy Richard Dable – Lib Dems
Simon Philip Platt – UKIP

Preston Rural East
Kieran Paul Aspden – UKIP
David Callaghan – Lib Dems
Joshua Mascord – Labour
Ron Woollam – Conservatives

Read more: There’s also county council elections, here’s who wants your vote

Who will you be voting for? Let us know your views in the comments below

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