Map of the results of the 2010 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.
Map of the results of the 2010 Preston council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

Council elections for the City of Preston, Lancashire were held on 6 May 2010. They coincided with the 2010 United Kingdom general election and the other 2010 United Kingdom local elections. Nineteen electoral wards were fought with those councillors elected in the corresponding elections in 2006 defending their seats due to the "in thirds" system employed in Preston local elections.

The previous elections to Preston council occurred in 2008 but due to the "in thirds" system employed by Preston council, councillors are elected for four-year terms. This means gains, losses, and vote share comparisons this year are with those fought in 2006.

Election result

Preston Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 1 0 35.97 55 19,320
  Conservative 6 1 0 +1 33.69 30 18,096
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 2 -1 29.38 15 15,782
  England First 0 0 0 0 315
  Green 0 0 0 0 198

Ward results

Preston Council election, 2010: Brookfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Browne 1,333 51.99 +6.20
Conservative Sharon Riley 776 30.27 -5.40
Liberal Democrats Michael Basford 455 17.75 -0.79
Majority 557
Turnout 48.2
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Preston Council elections, 2010: Cadley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Bruton 1,270 46.69 -11.88
Conservative David Walker 901 33.13 +0.10
Labour George Tait 549 20.18 +11.78
Majority
Turnout 2,720 71.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bobby Cartwright 880 45.55 -11.15
Labour Gerard Parke-Hutton 543 28.11 +11.10
Liberal Democrats Mike Turner 509 26.35 +0.06
Green Ian McCormick 63 3.26 N/A
Majority 337 17.44
Turnout 1,932 70.6
Conservative hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Fishwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Burns 1,167 60.78 +18.34
Liberal Democrats Luke Bosman 406 21.15 +2.17
Conservative Steve Allen 347 18.07 -2.05
Majority 761 39.64
Turnout 51.2
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Garrison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Greenhalgh 1,775 46.59 -14.06
Labour Bert Williams 1,074 28.51 +12.97
Liberal Democrats Thomas Hackett 918 24.37 +0.56
Majority 701 18.60
Turnout 3,767 67.8
Conservative hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Greyfriars
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hammond 2,156 54.35 -13.76
Liberal Democrats John Porter 1,070 26.97 +4.29
Labour Alan Woods 741 11.87 +2.66
Majority
Turnout 75.3
Conservative hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Ingol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bill Shannon 1,498 48.65 -6.49
Conservative Rebecca Roberts 795 25.82 +0.22
Labour Derek Barton 786 25.53 =6.27
Majority 703 22.83
Turnout 3,079 55.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Larches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Crowe 1,318 39.76 +8.46
Liberal Democrats Mark Jewell 1,273 38.40 -14.24
Conservative Laura Evans 724 21.84 +5.78
Majority
Turnout 3,315 59.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Lea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Abram 1,333 42.26 +0.20
Liberal Democrats Julie Voges 1,161 36.81 -11.33
Labour Allan Foster 660 20.93 +11.13
Majority 172 5.45
Turnout 3,154 66.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Moor Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Collins 1,038 53.07 +0.48
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Styles 492 25.15 +2.40
Conservative Sheila Heys 426 21.78 -2.88
Majority 546
Turnout 1,956 52.9
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Preston Rural North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Hudson 2,749 68.69 -6.08
Liberal Democrats Liz Richardson 773 19.32 +8.66
Labour Ann Rawlinson 480 11.99 +5.11
Majority
Turnout 4,002 73.9
Conservative hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Ribbleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonathan Saksena 1,209 48.07 -5.64
Conservative Peter McElhone 519 20.64 -5.57
Liberal Democrats William Richard Bruton 472 18.77 -1.32
England First Mark Cotterill 315 12.52 N/A
Majority 690 27.44
Turnout 44.1
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Riversway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Wilson 1,140
Liberal Democrats Liam Pennington 807
Labour Co-op Linda Crompton 803
Liberal Democrats Stephen Wilkinson 709
Conservative Genna Martin 466
Conservative Hussain Mulla 407
Majority
Turnout 53.2
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Co-op Swing
Riversway by-election 15 July 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Crompton 890 66.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Wilkinson 388 29,1
Green Adam Vardey 56 4.2
Majority 502 37.6
Turnout 1,334 29
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Sharoe Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret McManus 1,538 44.02 -13.14
Labour John Young 917 26.25 +11.07
Liberal Democrats Rowena Edmonson 904 25.87 -1.79
Green Adam Vardey 135 3.87 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,494 68.8
Conservative hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: St George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Taalib Shamsuddin 1,001 63.68 +24.94
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Finch 362 23.03 +7.04
Conservative Patricia Roberts 209 13.30 +0.35
Majority 639 40.65
Turnout 1,572 49.1
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: St Matthew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Richardson 1,415 63.83 +5.06
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Abram 470 21.20 N/A
Conservative Julian Sedgewick 332 14.98 -2.96
Majority 945
Turnout 2,217 44.7
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Town Centre ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Drew Gale 1,541 51.92 +14.33
Liberal Democrats Jenny Buxton 904 30.46 +23.45
Conservative Jonathan Cooper 523 17.62 +4.11
Majority 637 +630
Turnout 2,968 53.7
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: Tulketh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Rankin 1,122 39.87 -1.27
Liberal Democrats John Potter 1,070 38.02 +27.11
Conservative Damien Moore 622 22.10 -8.18
Majority 52
Turnout 2,814 54.2
Labour hold Swing
Preston Council election, 2010: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Crompton 483 48.59 -12.23
Liberal Democrats Kieran Bolger 259 26.06 +7.71
Conservative John Martyn Blenkharn 252 25.35 +4.53
Majority 224
Turnout 994 41.7
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Riversway by-election". Preston City Council. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2010.