Local elections 2022: Election night special as Labour holds both Preston and Chorley

Thursday was a big day as the people of Preston and Chorley head to the polls.

Friday, 6th May 2022, 7:25 am

In South Ribble, only the Earnshaw Bridge ward was in action with a by-election being held, but we’re also keeping our eye on votes across Lancashire as they come in over the next 24 hours.

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Across the country, the results will be seen as a a real indication of how the country feels about Boris Johnson’s Conservative government.

Here is how it unfolded in Preston and Chorley.

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  • Only one by-election in South Ribble
  • Preston City Council ward will to be represented by trio of female councillors

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The local elections in Preston served up no shocks this year - with not a single seat changing hands on the city council.

It means Labour remains in comfortable control at the town hall, with a 12-member majority. The ruling group holds the 30 seats that it did after the 2021 poll, with the Conservatives still on 11 and the Liberal Democrats remaining on seven.

Preston City Council local elections 2022: results in full

It was a case of ‘as you were’ following this year’s local elections in Preston, with not a single seat changing hands.

Labour maintain control of Chorley

Labour maintained a firm grip of Chorley Council, winning all bar one of the wards up for grabs on election night.

With the Liberal Democrats only fielding candidates in two wards, Labour won 13 wards with the Conservatives claiming victory in the Croston, Mawdesley and Euxton South ward.

The party gained three wards from the Conservatives to further tightened its grip on the council chamber.

No change at City Hall!

And that’s a wrap at Preston!

Just one ward left to declare at Preston.


Another Labour hold in Preston.

Five more wards have declared results at Preston City Council.

Preston Rural East (CON HOLD)

Deepdale (LAB HOLD)

Greyfriars (LIB DEM HOLD)

Lea and Larches (LAB HOLD)

Garrison (LAB HOLD)

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