Lancashire County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

CON GAIN FROM NOC
Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201335 Seats 201746 Change+11

PartyLabour

Seats 201340 Seats 201730 Change−10

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20135 Seats 20174 Change−1

PartyIndependent

Seats 20133 Seats 20172 Change−1

PartyGreen

Seats 20131 Seats 20171 Change-

PartyUKIP

Seats 20130 Seats 20171 Change+1
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Peak fares to double for disabled travellers in Lancashire

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Bus fares for people with disabilities who travel during peak times are to double in Lancashire.

Lancashire County Council
BBC

The county council has approved plans for fares for holders of NoWcards to pay £1 before 09:30 on weekdays - up from the previous fare of 50p.

The national concessionary travel scheme allows holders of a disabled persons' pass to travel for free between 09:30 and 23:00 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

A public consultation on the proposal showed that 45% of cardholders had regularly travelled before 09:30 in the last 12 months.

The decision was made at the same meeting in which councillors vote to give themselves new iPhones.

John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour opposition, said the saving from the NoWcard changes of £43,000 is "not much difference" to the potential £38,000 cost of the councillors' new phones.

Geoff Driver, leader of the Conservative-run council, said: "You clearly don’t understand the difference between one-off costs, for which there is provision in the budget, and on-going costs for which there isn’t.

"If we don’t make savings in areas like this, we will inevitably end up not being to provide services for the most vulnerable people," he added.

PCSOs funding pulled by Lancashire councillors

Lancashire County Council has agreed to stop funding Police Community Support Officers (PCSO).

County Hall
BBC

It said it will save the authority, which currently part-funds 17 PCSOs, £265,000 a year.

County Councillor Michael Green - speaking during a cabinet meeting - said PCSOs should get their funding from the police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Lancashire PCC Clive Grunshaw has been approached for a comment.

A man has been arrested as a blaze spreads over Lancashire moorland near a TV transmitter.
A man has been arrested as a blaze spreads over Lancashire moorland near a TV transmitter.