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Councillor calls for tougher packaging policy

Preston City Councillor John Potter has submitted a notice of motion that would force new retail shops over a certain size to have an excess packaging bin so customers can […]

10 years ago
Conservative victories across Lancashire so far, but Labour take Preston

The Conservatives held onto Ribble Valley and South Ribble last night setting the Tories up for election success around Lancashire. Labour however have fought back today with victories in Chorley […]

10 years ago
Preston Elections 2011 – Before and after

Before the election, I made up a map of Preston that showed who held each ward, and attached the names of each candidate. Looking at it below, the city centre […]

10 years ago
LIVE: Local elections and referendum

Counting at the 2010 local elections Blog Preston will be live from the Guild Hall from start to finish to bring you the very latest news and results from the local elections and referendum. We were the first news outlet to report the fact that Mark Hendrick had been re-elected in last year’s general election, and we hope to be first again.

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement AV referendum: a brief explanation of what you’re voting for

So, you may have heard quite a commotion about ‘AV’ in the past days and weeks, I know I certainly have. My doorstep is littered with leaflets trying to sway […]

10 years ago
No2AV: ‘The politicians will hold the power, not the voters’

On Thursday it is vital that voters are aware of the issues that the Alternative Vote will bring to the system if the referendum allows it to pass. First Past […]

10 years ago
Yes2AV: ‘Canada is proof that the system is broken’

On Monday night, Canada went to the polls and gave us a perfect example of why the Canadian and British ‘first past the post’ (FPTP) voting system is broken, unfair […]

10 years ago
Candidate Focus – A reflection on local politics in Preston

If you’re a regular reader of Blog Preston, you may have seen a few articles related to candidates standing in the forthcoming local election. The series was called Candidate Focus […]

10 years ago
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