Preston Council election, 2008

Elections to Preston City Council took place on 01 May2008.

Preston council is elected "in thirds" which means one councilor from each three-member ward, and councillors from selected two-member wards, are elected each year, with one year free from all elections to ensure all councillors serve a full term.

Due to the "in thirds" system, these election results are compared to the Preston Council election, 2004.

ummary

In this summary, "seats" represent the number of wards each party are defending. In two cases this year, the winning candidate in 2004 has since defected to another party, but for comparison the defending party is that from 2004.

Election Summary Party
party = Conservative Party (UK)
seats = 7
gain = 2
loss = 1
net = 1
seats % = 42 (8/19)
votes % = 42.3
votes = 12,423
plus/minus = -2,331
Election Summary Party
party = Labour Party (UK)
seats = 7
gain = 1
loss = 1
net = +0
seats % = 37 (7/19)
votes % = 28.9
votes = 8,503
plus/minus = -1,942
Election Summary Party
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
seats = 4
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = -1
seats % = 16 (3/19)
votes % = 24.8
votes = 7,297
plus/minus = -1,884
Election Summary Party
party = Left List
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
seats % = 0
votes % = 0.6
votes = 99
plus/minus = n/a
Election Summary Party
party = Green Party of England and Wales
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
seats % = 0
votes % = 0.4
votes = 75
plus/minus = n/a
Election Summary Party
party = England First Party
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
seats % = 0
votes % = 0.6
votes = 109
plus/minus = -259
Election Summary Party
party = Independent (politician)
seats = 1
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
seats % = 5 (1/19)
votes % = 3.0
votes = 891
plus/minus = -30
Election Summary
party = "No label"
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
seats % = 0
votes % = 3.2
votes = 945
plus/minus = n/a

In this summary box, The Left List are a party split from RESPECT - The Unity Coalition. The device "No Label" represents those candidates with no party description according to the official candidates list on the website of Preston City Council.

Ashton

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 51

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Ashton ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Sedgewick
votes = 657
percentage = 54.7
change = +12.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Crowe
votes = 544
percentage = 45.3
change = +6.9
Election box majority
votes = 113
percentage =
change = +62
Election box turnout
votes = 1,201
percentage = 37%
change = -6

Brookfield

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 265

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Cartwright
votes = 788
percentage = 53.1
change = +25.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Saksena
votes = 697
percentage = 46.9
change = +5.8
Election box majority
votes = 91
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,485
percentage = 28%
change = -9
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +10.0

Cadley

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Liberal Democrats, majority 329

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Cadley ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Onyon
votes = 1,010
percentage = 57.1
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Steven Johnston
votes = 624
percentage = 35.3
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Burke
votes = 136
percentage = 7.7
change = -3.9
Election box majority
votes = 386
percentage =
change = +57
Election box turnout
votes = 1,770
percentage = 47%
change = -7

Deepdale

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by independent, majority 221

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Terry Cartwright
votes = 891
percentage = 57.4
change = +11.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anis Faruki
votes = 543
percentage = 35.0
change = +24.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sheila Heys
votes = 118
percentage = 7.6
change = -0.3
Election box majority
votes = 348
percentage =
change = +127
Election box turnout
votes = 1,552
percentage = 40%
change = -12

Fishwick

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 41. The winning candidate subsequently defected to the Liberal Democrats. The result in 2008 will be based on the Conservative "defence", as is normal practice when comparing election results.

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Martyn Rawlinson
votes = 608
percentage = 48.1
change = +13.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sharon Riley
votes = 550
percentage = 43.5
change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = "No label"
candidate = Peter Agland
votes = 107
percentage = 8.4
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 58
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,265
percentage = 34%
change = -4
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Garrison

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 650

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Garrison ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stuart Greenhalgh
votes = 1,207
percentage = 66.8
change = +13.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bert Williams
votes = 324
percentage = 17.9
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stephen Wilkinson
votes = 276
percentage = 15.3
change = -9.9
Election box majority
votes = 883
percentage =
change = +233
Election box turnout
votes = 1,807
percentage = 33%
change = -12

Greyfrairs

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 1,142

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Geoff Driver
votes = 1,678
percentage = 71.3
change = +8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Porter
votes = 441
percentage = 18.7
change = -7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Woods
votes = 236
percentage = 10.0
change = -1.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,237
percentage =
change = +95
Election box turnout
votes = 2,355
percentage =
change =

Ingol

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Liberal Democrats, majority 380. The winning candidate subsequently defected to the Conservative Party. The result in 2008 will be based on the Liberal Democrat "defence", as is normal practice when comparing election results.

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Ingol ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Pauline Brown
votes = 838
percentage = 48.9
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = June Dodd
votes = 684
percentage = 39.9
change = +9.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shahzad Malik
votes = 191
percentage = 11.2
change = -10.5
Election box majority
votes = 154
percentage =
change = -226
Election box turnout
votes = 1,713
percentage =
change =

Larches

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Liberal Democrats, majority 137

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Larches ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Danny Gallagher
votes = 1,011
percentage = 61.7
change = +20.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Drew Gale
votes = 627
percentage = 38.3
change = +3.4
Election box majority
votes = 384
percentage =
change = +247
Election box turnout
votes = 1,638
percentage =
change =

Lea

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Liberal Democrats, majority 409

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Lea ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Trevor Hart
votes = 892
percentage = 48.6
change = +15.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Julie Voges
votes = 804
percentage = 43.7
change = -9.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dave Wilson
votes = 141
percentage = 7.7
change = -6.2
Election box majority
votes = 88
percentage =
change = -
Election box turnout
votes = 1,837
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Rural East

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 828

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural East ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas Davies
votes = 1,019
percentage = 73.9
change = +6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Liz Richardson
votes = 234
percentage = 17.0
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Pauline Jackson
votes = 126
percentage = 9.1
change = -4.0
Election box majority
votes = 785
percentage =
change = -43
Election box turnout
votes = 1,379
percentage = 45%
change = -10%

Rural North

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 1,711

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural North ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anthony Gornall
votes = 1,894
percentage = 81.8
change = +6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Richardson
votes = 266
percentage = 11.5
change = -3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Barton
votes = 156
percentage = 6.7
change = -2.7
Election box majority
votes = 1,628
percentage =
change = -40
Election box turnout
votes = 2,316
percentage = 48%
change = -4%

Ribbleton

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 631

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Pomfret
votes = 735
percentage = 57.0
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Sharp
votes = 354
percentage = 27.7
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rebecca Finch
votes = 200
percentage = 15.3
change = -2.9
Election box majority
votes = 381
percentage =
change = -250
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 23%
change = -8

Riversway

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 185

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Riversway ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jack Davenport
votes = 569
percentage = 41.9
change = +7.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Potter
votes = 318
percentage = 23.4
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ronald Smith
votes = 187
percentage = 13.8
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = England First Party
candidate = Mark Cotterill
votes = 109
percentage = 8.0
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Left List
candidate = Elaine Abbot
votes = 99
percentage = 7.3
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Kizzi Murtagh
votes = 75
percentage = 5.5
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 251
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,357
percentage =
change =

haroe Green

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Conservative Party, majority 639

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Terence Thompson
votes = 1,178
percentage = 62.5
change = +9.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Fiona Wren
votes = 391
percentage = 20.7
change = -6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Terry Mattinson
votes = 316
percentage = 16.8
change = -3.6
Election box majority
votes = 787
percentage =
change = +148
Election box turnout
votes = 1,885
percentage = 37%
change = -12

t George's

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 185

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: St Georges ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = James Hull
votes = 415
percentage = 52.1
change = +7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hussain Mulla
votes = 242
percentage = 30.4
change = +2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tracy Singleton
votes = 140
percentage = 17.5
change = n/a
Election box majority
votes = 173
percentage =
change = -12
Election box turnout
votes = 797
percentage = 25%
change = -8

t Matthew's

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 199

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Veronica Afrin
votes = 780
percentage = 63.9
change = +18.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Julian Sedgewick
votes = 201
percentage = 16.5
change = -4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Liam Pennington
votes = 179
percentage = 14.7
change = n/a
Election box candidate
party = "No label"
candidate = Danielle Field
votes = 61
percentage = 5.0
change = n/a
Election box majority
votes = 579
percentage =
change = +380
Election box turnout
votes = 1,221
percentage = 24%
change = -12

Town Centre

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 142

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Town Centre ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Salim Desai
votes = 851
percentage = 40.9
change = +1.0
Election box candidate
party = "No label"
candidate = Mukhtar Master
votes = 777
percentage = 37.3
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alun Roberts
votes = 268
percentage = 12.9
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jenny Buxton
votes = 186
percentage = 8.9
change = -4.9
Election box majority
votes = 74
percentage =
change = -68
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =

Tulketh

Won in corresponding 2004 elections by Labour Party, majority 49

Held by Labour in 2008 by-election, majority over Liberal Democrats of 23.

Election box begin
title=Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh ward 2008
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Matthew Brown
votes = 507
percentage = 36.4
change = -14.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rick Seymour
votes = 453
percentage = 32.5
change = n/a
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Balshaw
votes = 432
percentage = 31.0
change = -17.7
Election box majority
votes = 54
percentage =
change = +5
Election box turnout
votes = 1,392
percentage = 26%
change = -10

sequence
prev=Preston Council election, 2007
list=Preston local elections
next=Preston Council election, 2010

References

* [http://www.preston.gov.uk/elections/election.asp?id=13 Preston City Council]


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