Preston City Council

2021 Labour hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 16 of 16 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 10
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 30
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 5
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +2
    • Councillors overall total 11
  3. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -2
    • Councillors overall total 7
  1. Market traders granted rent relief by council

    Traders who work at Preston Markets have been granted a three-month rent relief period by Preston City Council to allow them to continue trading throughout the lockdown.

    The entrance to Preston Markets

    The council hopes it will allow traders who sell fresh produce to continue.

    The council also wants to ensure other traders who are not providing essential services will be able to return to the markets after the lockdown is lifted.

    Council leader Matthew Brown said:

    Quote Message: I would like to say a big thank you to the traders who are able to continue to operate at this difficult time, offering essential fresh produce to the people of Preston. This is greatly appreciated by both myself and all your customers.
    Quote Message: I would encourage everyone to continue to shop locally and support our independent businesses who are anchored in our community during this unparalleled time.

    A spokesman for the council said they are "considering" providing assistance to other businsses that are occupying Council premises outside of the markets.

  2. Council cancels all planning committes due to Covid-19

    Preston City Council has cancelled all planning committee meetings while the Covid-19 lockdown continues.

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    Chief executive of the council, Adrian Phillips, has been granted emergency powers, meaning he will make decisions that are normally done by the committees.

    The council said Mr Phillips would consult a small team of councillors, including the chairman, vice-chairman and representatives of other parties, before making any decision.