Voters to have their say in elections across Lancashire

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Voters across Lancashire will go to the polls on Thursday as elections are held throughout the county.

Elections will take place to select a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, with local council votes also being held in some areas.

In Preston, elections will be held for one third of the council seats, in all but four wards across the city.

In College ward, Moor Park ward and University ward there will be no local elections this year, although residents can still vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner.

In St George’s ward only one candidate, Labour’s Anis Faruki, stood for local election and has been returned uncontested, meaning there is no need for a council vote in that ward.

Across the city, there is a total of 18 seats up for grabs.

The wards where local elections are to be held are Ashton, Brookfield, Cadley, Deepdale, Fishwick, Garrison, Greyfriars, Ingol, Larches, Lea, Preston Rural East, Preston Rural North, Ribbleton, Riversway, Sharoe Green, St Matthew’s, Town Centre and Tulketh.

The council in Preston is currently made up of 32 Labour councillors, 19 Conservative councillors, five Liberal Democrat Councillors, and one Deepdale Independent.

There are also local elections in Chorley, West Lancashire, Rossendale, Hyndburn and Blackburn.

Here are the full candidate lists, and results as they come in through the evening.

West Lancashire candidates and results

Hynburn candidates and results

Rossendale candidates and results

Blackburn candidates and results

Preston candidates and results

Chorley candidates and results

Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Lancashire are also taking place on Thursday.

There are four candidates standing for election - Labour’s Clive Grunshaw, Conservative Andy Pratt, Graham Roach of the Liberal Democrats, and UKIP’s James Barker.

For live coverage of Thursday’s count, visit www.lep.co.uk.

A full list of results will be published in Friday’s Lancashire Evening Post.