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Labour holds majority as first all-female ward elected at Preston local elections 2022

Posted on - 6th May, 2022 - 7:38am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Brookfield, Cadley, Cottam, Deepdale, Fishwick, Frenchwood, Garrison, Greyfriars, Ingol, Larches, Plungington, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News, Ribbleton, Sharoe Green, St Matthews
Elected Liberal Democrat Councillor Fiona Duke for Greyfriars Ward Pic: Preston City Council
Elected Liberal Democrat Councillor Fiona Duke for Greyfriars Ward Pic: Preston City Council

The Preston City Council local elections took place yesterday (Thursday 5 May) with Labour holding 11 out of the 17 seats available.

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There was no change elsewhere as the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats held three seats each.

The result means the split in Town Hall remains at 30 seats for Labour, 11 for Conservatives, and seven for Lib Dems.

It was a good night for female councillors, with victories for Mel Close and Naoimh McMahon in Brookfield creating the first all-female ward in Preston City Council history, alongside already elected Nerys Eaves.

Former Preston Labour leader Valerie Wise returned to take Fishwick and Frenchwood, while Lynne Brooks won City Centre to replace Peter Moss who quit Labour in February.

There was one vacancy in each of the Council’s 16 wards except Brookfield Ward, which had two vacancies following the death of councillor John Browne.

The count took place overnight from 10pm at Preston Guild Hall. There was an overall turnout of 27.76 per cent.

The results are listed below.

Ashton Ward

Robert Philip Boswell – Labour Party: 1,249 votes Elected

Jeremy Dable – Liberal Democrats: 183 votes

Tracy Slater – Conservative Party: 490 votes

Brookfield Ward

Mel Close – Labour Party: 793 votes Elected

Sandra Finch – Liberal Democrats: 126 votes

Mary Kudi – Conservative Party: 272 votes

Naoimh McMahon – Labour Party: 723 votes Elected

Cristina Mylroie – Liberal Democrats: 88 votes

Bowen Perryman – Conservative Party: 258 votes

Elected Labour Councillors for Brookfield ward Mel Close (left) and Naoimh McMahon (right) Pic: Preston City Council
Elected Labour Councillors for Brookfield ward Mel Close (left) and Naoimh McMahon (right) Pic: Preston City Council

Cadley Ward

Phoenix Adair – Liberal Democrats: 1,069 votes Elected

Takhsin Akhtar – Labour Party: 542 votes

Paul Harry Balshaw – Conservative Party: 500 votes

City Centre Ward

Lynne Brooks – Labour Party: 1,099 votes Elected

Christopher Finch – Liberal Democrats: 136 votes

Andy Pratt – Conservative Party: 308 votes

Deepdale Ward

Zafar Coupland – Labour Party: 1,664 votes Elected

Jurgen Voges – Liberal Democrats: 87 votes

Nilli Williamson – Conservative Party: 104 votes

Fishwick and Frenchwood Ward

John David Rutter – Liberal Democrats: 101 votes

Ishaq Vaez – Conservative Party: 235 votes

Valerie Wise – Labour Party: 1,375 votes Elected

Garrison Ward

Amber Afzal – Labour Party: 1,218 votes Elected

Lakwinder Singh – Conservative Party: 614 votes

Mike Turner – Liberal Democrats: 361 votes

Elected Labour Councillor Amber Afzal for Garrison Ward Pic: Preston City Council
Elected Labour Councillor Amber Afzal for Garrison Ward Pic: Preston City Council

Greyfriars Ward

Sean Geoffrey Aldridge – Conservative Party: 817 votes

Fiona Duke – Liberal Democrats: 1,206 votes Elected

Mark Francis Routledge – Labour Party: 572 votes

Ingol and Cottam Ward

Neil Darby – Liberal Democrats: 1,283 votes Elected

Connor Joseph Dwyer – Labour Party: 346 votes

Carolyn Frances Gibson – Conservative Party: 694 votes

Lea and Larches Ward

David Borrow – Labour and Co-operative Party: 961 votes Elected

Edward Craven – Liberal Democrats: 190 votes

Scott Paul Rainford – Conservative Party: 472 votes

Plungington Ward

Pav Akhtar – Labour Party: 814 votes Elected

Pamela Homer – Conservative Party: 207 votes

Rebecca Potter – Liberal Democrats: 130 votes

Preston Rural East Ward

Ahmed James – Labour Party: 543 votes

Peter Lawrence – Liberal Democrats: 351 votes

Stephen Robert Whittam – Conservative Party: 1,188 votes Elected

Preston Rural North Ward

Daniel Russell Guise – Liberal Democrats: 323 votes

Adam Sarward – Labour Party: 417 votes

Stephen Geoffrey Thompson – Conservative Party: 941 votes Elected

Elected Conservative Councillor Stephen Thompson for Preston Rural North Ward Pic: Preston City Council
Elected Conservative Councillor Stephen Thompson for Preston Rural North Ward Pic: Preston City Council

Ribbleton Ward

Luke Bosman – Liberal Democrats: 125 votes

Jonty Campell – Conservative Party: 251 votes

Jonathan Harish Chandra Saksena – Labour Party: 664 votes Elected

Sharoe Green Ward

Helen Disley – The Green Party: 178 votes

Maxwell Owen Green – Conservative Party: 853 votes Elected

George Kulbacki – Liberal Democrats: 611 votes

Samir Vohra – Labour Party: 690 votes

St Matthews Ward

Colin Homer – Conservative Party: 143 votes

Joanne Joyner – Liberal Democrats: 72 votes

Jade Marie Morgan – Labour Party: 963 votes Elected

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