The 2021 Preston City Council election to elect members of Preston City Council.[1] happened on the same day as other local elections.[2] The election was originally due to take place in May 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Council elections for the Preston City Council were last held on 2 May 2019 as part of the 2019 United Kingdom local elections. The council underwent a wholesale boundary revision, reducing the number of both Councillors and electoral wards, resulting in the first 'all out' election since 2002 Preston Council election.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who are aged 18 or over on polling day are entitled to vote in the local elections.

Council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council is:

Results summary

2021 Preston City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 10 Steady 62.5 20 30 62.5 12,912 42.5 -5.1
  Conservative 5 Increase 2 31.3 6 11 22.9 10,529 34.6 +7.0
  Liberal Democrats 1 Decrease 2 6.3 6 7 14.6 4,290 14.1 -5.9
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,372 4.5 +2.5
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,207 4.0 +3.5
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 51 0.2 New
  Heritage 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 45 0.1 New

Ward results

Ashton

2021 Preston City Council election: Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Hull 851 37.84 -4.34
Independent Michael Balshaw 726 32.28 +2.89
Conservative Tes Slater 433 19.25 +5.93
Green Anne-Marie Walsh 150 6.67 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Dable 89 3.96 -6.79
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Brookfield

2021 Preston City Council election: Brookfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nerys Eaves 774 60.23 +10.05
Conservative Bowan Perryman 439 34.16 +18.70
Liberal Democrats Andrew Stevenson 72 5.60 -5.76
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Cadley

2021 Preston City Council election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Debbie Shannon 846 38.19 -13.51
Conservative Sue Whittam 717 32.37 +12.16
Labour Jono Grisdale 561 25.33 +2.14
Green Daniel Burt 91 4.11 N/A
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

City Centre

2021 Preston City Council election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salim Desai 1,013 57.99 -9.96
Conservative Andy Pratt 387 22.15 +8.29
Green David Nicholson 173 9.90 N/A
Liberal Democrats Fiona Duke 129 7.38 -6.01
Heritage James Elliot 45 2.58 N/A
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Deepdale

2021 Preston City Council election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siraz Natha 1,522 82.36 -0.25
Conservative Nilli Williamson 194 10.50 +3.41
Green Kevin Rigotti 96 5.19 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jurgen Voges 36 1.95 -4.95
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Fishwick and Frenchwood

2021 Preston City Council election: Fishwick and Frenchwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Martyn Rawlinson 1,299 79.64 +10.44
Conservative Frankie Kennedy 232 14.22 +2.16
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Potter 100 6.13 -2.69
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Garrison

2021 Preston City Council election: Garrison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Kelly 1,212 51.25 +7.05
Conservative Lakwinder Singh 907 38.35 +2.62
Liberal Democrats Michael Turner 246 10.40 -2.38
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Greyfriars

2021 Preston City Council election: Greyfriars
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffery Aldridge 1,089 40.99 +11.97
Liberal Democrats Faiz Jethwa 835 31.43 -9.72
Labour Edward Smith 573 21.57 +2.82
Green Andy Burt 160 6.02 N/A
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Ingol and Cottam

2021 Preston City Council election: Ingol and Cottam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Hart 961 44.39 +12.40
Liberal Democrats Mark Jewell 789 36.44 -2.35
Labour Julie Humphrey 415 19.17 +2.23
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Lea and Larches

2021 Preston City Council election: Lea and Larches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Mein 682 38.75 -3.01
Conservative Monwara Amin 445 25.28 +5.38
Independent Beth Balshaw 366 20.80 N/A
Liberal Democrats Edward Craven 168 9.55 -7.67
Independent Luke Parkinson 99 5.63 N/A
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Plungington

2021 Preston City Council election: Plungington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nweeda Khan 887 63.13 +1.37
Conservative Pamela Homer 316 22.49 +7.39
Green Catherine Bissell 120 8.54 N/A
Liberal Democrats Taylor Donoughue-Smith 82 5.84 -7.38
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Preston Rural East

2021 Preston City Council election: Preston Rural East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Jolliffe 1,524 65.07 +13.50
Labour Andrew MacLaren 469 20.03 +4.59
Liberal Democrats Peter Lawrence 158 6.75 -5.59
Green Heidi Physick 191 8.16 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Preston Rural North

2021 Preston City Council election: Preston Rural North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Middlebrough 1,244 66.14 +10.27
Labour Connor Dwyer 419 22.28 +7.62
Liberal Democrats Daniel Guise 218 11.59 -3.67
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Ribbleton

2021 Preston City Council election: Ribbleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Anna Hindle 660 57.24 +16.96
Conservative Mary Kudi 231 20.03 +10.24
Independent Mark Cotterill 181 15.70 N/A
Green Sonia Phillips 42 3.64 N/A
Liberal Democrats Luke Bosman 39 3.38 -7.37
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Sharoe Green

2021 Preston City Council election: Sharoe Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Walker 1,193 49.18 +8.24
Labour Samir Vohra 613 25.27 -4.50
Liberal Democrats George Kulbacki 385 15.87 +3.63
Green Helen Disley 184 7.58 -10.03
Reform UK John Wilson 51 2.10 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

St. Matthew's

2021 Preston City Council election: St. Matthew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Suleman Sarwar 962 75.33 +2.13
Conservative Colin Homer 217 16.99 +2.56
Liberal Democrats Thomas Hackett 98 7.67 -1.41
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Elections 2021 Preston City Council
  2. ^ "Local government elections". www.local.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.