Map of the results of the 2002 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.
Map of the results of the 2002 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.

Elections were held for Preston Borough Council in North West England, in May 2002. Held prior to the town being awarded city status, these elections took place following a boundary review which introduced new electoral wards as a consequence of population increase. Therefore, all councillors were up for election in the new wards for the first time.

For other elections to Preston Town Hall, both as a Borough and City council, see Preston local elections.

Ward Results

Ashton

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Sedgewick 579 27.56
Conservative William Tyson 558 26.56
Labour Stacy Borrow 395 18.80
Labour Andrew Maclaren 382 18.18
Liberal Democrats Mavis Cooper 187 8.90

Brookfield

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Browne 871 22.65
Labour Jonathan Saksena 804 20.90
Labour Nerys Eaves 728 18.93
Conservative Yvonne Driver 412 10.71
Conservative Jean Swarbrick 389 10.11
Conservative Susan Hudson 370 9.62
Socialist Alliance Paul Malliband 272 7.07

Cadley

Preston City Council Elections: Cadley Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Hackett 1,070 28.42
Liberal Democrats Michael Onyon 880 23.37
Conservative Stephen Bentham 677 17.98
Conservative George Wilkins 559 14.85
Labour Mark O'Brien 279 7.41

College

Preston City Council Elections: College Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathleen Cartright 731 27.57
Conservative Jill Truby 680 25.65
Liberal Democrats Michael Turner 427 16.11
Liberal Democrats William Shannon 361 13.62
Labour George Tait 234 8.83
Labour Rosemary Tait 218 8.22

Deepdale

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Terry Cartright 637 24.75
Independent Joyce Cartright 572 22.22
Labour Javed Iqbal 511 19.85
Labour Henry Heaps 384 14.92
Liberal Democrats Maksud Patel 202 7.85
Conservative John Docherty 149 5.79
Conservative Shaun Ryan 119 5.62

Fishwick

Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Parker 534 35.13
Labour Ismail Patel 476 31.32
Conservative David Hammond 208 13.68
Conservative Simon Stammers 160 10.53
Liberal Democrats Mary Gardner 142 9.34

Garrison

Preston City Council Elections: Garrison Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Greenhalgh 982 21.01
Conservative Stuart Greenhalgh 949 20.30
Conservative Marie Milne 940 20.11
Labour Peter Rankin 407 8.71
Labour Ben Aberra 389 8.32
Labour Thomas Leigh 370 7.91
Liberal Democrats Mavis Shannon 218 4.66
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Fitzer 216 4.62
Liberal Democrats James McAlea 204 4.36

Greyfriars

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hood 1,883 23.37
Conservative Geoff Driver 1,770 21.96
Conservative Peter Horton 1,701 21.11
Liberal Democrats Raymond Askew 932 11.56
Liberal Democrats John Porter 782 9.70
Liberal Democrats Alastair Thomas 733 9.10
Labour Alan Woods 258 3.20

Ingol

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Chadwick 970 22.11
Liberal Democrats Margaret Marshall 896 20.42
Liberal Democrats Ronald Marshall 889 20.26
Labour Steven Brooks 298 6.79
Conservative Marie Dilworth 284 6.47
Conservative Sheila Heys 278 6.34
Labour Thomas Burns 276 6.29
Conservative Mary Robinson 250 5.70
Labour Michael Farrington 247 5.63

Larches

Preston City Council Elections: Larches Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kathleen Derbyshire 723 13.68
Liberal Democrats Daniel Gallagher 710 13.43
Labour Peter Ward 705 13.34
Labour Allan Foster 699 13.22
Labour Mark Routledge 643 12.16
Liberal Democrats David Bastable 570 10.78
Conservative Joe Fitzgerald 393 7.43
Conservative Alan Hunter 358 6.77
Conservative Elizabeth Heywood 341 6.45
Independent Colin Abbot 144 2.72

Lea

Preston City Council Elections: Lea Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine Abram 903 18.90
Liberal Democrats Norman Abram 870 18.20
Liberal Democrats Pauline Brown 837 17.51
Conservative Sarah Critchley 576 12.05
Conservative Pauline Gaskell 561 11.74
Conservative William Parkinson 557 11.66
Labour Barbara Maclaren 181 3.79
Labour Marie Johnson 169 3.54
Labour Halima Patel 125 2.62

Moor Park

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Collins 655 33.23
Labour Francesco de Molfetta 608 30.85
Conservative Hugh Docherty 284 14.41
Independent Michael Moulding 247 12.53
Conservative Gulam Mulla 177 8.98

Preston Rural East

Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural East Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoff Swarbrick 926 44.84
Conservative Neil Cartwright 905 43.83
Labour John Houghton 234 11.33

Preston Rural North

Preston City Council Elections: Preston Rural North Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Hudson 1,826 28.89
Conservative Martin Landless 1,746 27.62
Conservative Kathryn Calder 1,715 27.13
Liberal Democrats Matthew Banks 627 9.92
Labour Marcus Johnstone 407 6.44

Ribbleton

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Woods 1,000 23.24
Labour Andrew Campbell 985 22.89
Labour Brian Rollo 924 21.47
Conservative Paul Balshaw 419 9.74
Conservative Stephen Blair 404 9.39
Conservative Gabriele Valderrema-Galves 314 7.30
Independent Ronald Yates 257 5.97

Riversway

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent (UK) Alan Valentine 697 26.34
Labour Elaine Abbot 650 24.57
Labour Bhikhu Patel 581 21.96
Green Richard Merrick 290 10.96
Conservative Roger McManus 230 8.69
Conservative Peter Mullineaux 198 7.48

St Georges

Preston City Council Elections: St Georges Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yunis Khan 491 41.23
Labour Siraz Natha 471 39.55
Conservative Richard Gorrell 229 19.23

St Matthews

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Richardson 907 30.90
Labour Veronica Afrin 785 26.75
Labour Ian Hall 762 25.96
Conservative Julian Sedgewick 263 8.96
Conservative Bernard Whalley 218 7.43

Sharoe Green

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rowena Edmondson 1,067 20.86
Conservative Elizabeth Clarkson 1,043 20.39
Conservative Eric Fazackerley 1,041 20.35
Liberal Democrats Peter Newsham 375 7.33
Liberal Democrats Gregory Vickers 341 6.67
Liberal Democrats Edward Rowland 322 6.30
Labour Terence Mattinson 319 6.24
Labour Paul Jackson 309 6.04
Labour Rose Donnelly 298 5.83

Town Centre

Preston City Council Elections: Town Centre Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Atkins 802 22.37
Labour Ken Cole 786 21.92
Labour Musa Ahmed Jiwa 708 19.75
Liberal Democrats Ayub Bodi 397 11.07
Liberal Democrats Anne-Marie Riedel 273 7.62
Conservative Jane Balshaw 223 6.22
Conservative Christine Sharp 203 5.66
Conservative Ronald Smith 193 5.38

Tulketh

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh Ward (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Al-Serraj 764 19.70
Labour Matthew Brown 718 18.51
Conservative Margaret McManus 680 17.53
Labour James Hull 673 17.35
Conservative Peter Hunter 583 15.03
Conservative Paul Swallow 566 14.60
Liberal Democrats Michael Gardner 197 5.08
Liberal Democrats Stella Stanley 181 4.67
Liberal Democrats Erica Wysoczanski 136 3.51

University

Preston City Council Elections: University Ward (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Crompton 256 25.22
Labour John Swindells 223 21.97
Liberal Democrats Colin Clarke 184 18.13
Liberal Democrats June Dodd 176 17.34
Conservative Peter McElhone 89 8.77
Conservative Jacqueline Smith 87 8.57

References

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