Preston City Council election, 2011
Elections to the Preston City Council took place on 5 May 2011, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2011. This was also the date of the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011. At this election, The Labour Party regained majority control of the council.
Councillors elected in Preston City Council election, 2007 defended their seats this time, following the Preston Council election, 2003 elections which began this current cycle. The wards fought in 2011 are to be contested again at the Preston City Council election, 2015 with the results in that year compared directly with the results in this.
Other elections can be found at Preston local elections
|Preston Local Election Result 2011|
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
1 Candidate is defending seat won in 2007 under the ballot paper description Respect.
Defending the north-western suburban electoral ward of Ashton is the Conservative Party with a majority in 2007 of 70
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Mullen||132||9.44||-5.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Labour are defending their 2007 win in Brookfield with a majority of 382
In the central north of Preston, to the south of Fulwood, the Conservatives are defending their 2007 win here with a majority of 523
|Liberal Democrat||Julie Voges||225||16.8||-6.1|
The central eastern electoral ward of Deepdale is represented by an independent councillor whose majority was 275 over Labour in 2007
|Labour gain from Independent||Swing|
Won by the Conservatives in 2003 and defended in 2007, their majority is 659 over the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Yates||150||7.2||-16.7|
The majority defended by the Conservatives is 1,030.
|Liberal Democrat||Rebecca Finch||383||14.5||-7.4|
Covering the Ingol and Tanterton areas of Preston, this is in the northwest of the city. The Liberal Democrats won in 2007 with a majority of 469.
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Pringle||795||42.7||-15.0|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing|
The western ward of Larches also incorporates Savick, in the northwest of the city. This year the Liberal Democrats are defending are majority of 117.
|Liberal Democrat||Elaine Abbot||703||36.0||-8.6|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing|
Coterminous to the civil parish of Lea and Cottam, this electoral ward is defended by the Conservatives with a majority of 429=
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Walker||497||25.2||-7.4|
For the 2011 election, the Labour Party defend a majority over the Conservatives of 360 votes.
|Liberal Democrat||Jeffrey Abram||81||7.4||-10.1|
Preston Rural East
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Lawrence||143||9.1||-2.9|
Preston Rural North
Reaching across the city of Preston, the large Preston Rural North ward includes the M6 and M55 motorways and acres of market towns, farming communities and rural areas. The boroughs of Fylde and Wyre border this northern ward, which is a three-member ward. The Conservative Party won in 2007 with the majority of 1,444.
|Liberal Democrat||William Bruton||275||10.5||-4.7|
Ribbleton, is one of the largest in size, won four years ago by Labour over the Conservative Party with a majority of 394
|England First||Mark Cotterill||225||15.5||N/A|
Riversway was won by Labour in 2007 over the Respect Party, winning by 191 votes.
|Liberal Democrat||Wilf Gavin||225||15.1||+1.2|
The Sharoe Green ward is based on the former hospital and surrounding commuter belt environs. The 2011 election has the Conservative Party defending a majority of 639 over the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Rowena Edmondson||309||14.1||-11.4|
The 2007 result in the St Matthews was a Labour win with a 336 majority
Formed by boundary changes prior to Preston being awarded city status, Town Centre is the largest non-rural ward in the borough. Michael Lavalette won the ward in 2007 under the Respect Party label although as of 2011 he sits in Preston Town Hall under the label "Independent Socialist".
|Labour gain from TUSC||Swing|
Tulketh is a ward to the west of the city centre. Labour won over the Conservatives in 2007 with a lead of 230 votes.
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Darby||432||25.7||+8.60|
Shaped around the outskirts of the city centre, this butterfly-wing shaped ward was won by Labour in 2003 with a majority of 116
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Basford||60||10.7||-18.3|
- Elections 2011 Preston City Council