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LIVE: Preston and Chorley results, reaction and how it unfolded
Last updated: Friday, 06 May, 2022, 09:37
- Only one by-election in South Ribble
- Preston City Council ward will to be represented by trio of female councillors
All the reaction from a night when a familiar face returned
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.
PRESTON RESULT: Ingol and Cottam (LIB DEM HOLD)
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)