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Tulketh
Tulketh within Preston map.GIF
The ward of Tulketh (red) shown within Preston (orange)
District: City of Preston
UK Parliament constituency: Preston
Ceremonial county: Lancashire
Region: North West
Coordinates SD524308
Population (2001): 6886
Councillors
  • Robert Boswell - Labour
  • Peter Rankin - Labour
  • Matthew Brown - Labour

Tulketh is a electoral ward in Preston, Lancashire. The ward is named for the former Tulketh Mill, the building of which remains in the division off the A5085 Blackpool Road.

Tulketh returns three members to Preston City Council, elected 'in thirds' in first past the post elections each year. The ward is currently represented by three Labour councillors.

The ward forms part of the Lancashire county council electoral division of Preston Central South.

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Current members

Election Member Party
Preston Council election, 2008 Peter Rankin Labour
Preston Council election, 2007 Robert Boswell Labour
Preston Council election, 2008 Matthew Brown Labour

Electoral results

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh ward 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Al-Serraj 652 41.14 -10.2
Conservative John Wilson 480 30.28 -18.4
BNP Anthony Bamber 280 17.67 N/A
Liberal Democrat Helen Zoe Greaves 173 10.91 N/A
Majority 172
Turnout 1,585
Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh ward 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Boswell 753 48.9 -2.0
Conservative Harry Landless 523 34.0 -15.1
Liberal Democrat Liam Pennington 263 17.1 N/A
Majority 230
Rejected Ballots 11
Turnout 1,550 30.6
Labour hold Swing
Tulketh by-election 14 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Rankin 423 34.3 -6.8
Liberal Democrat Rick Seymour 400 32.4 +21.5
Conservative Paul Balshaw 292 23.6 -6.7
No Label Barry Hill 84 6.8 N/A
Green Kizzi Murtagh 36 2.9 N/A
Majority 23 1.9
Turnout 1,235
Labour hold Swing -14.2

Demographics

From the 2001 census, Tulketh ward had a population of 6,886. Of this figure, just under three-quarters (74.5) described themselves as Christian. Over 10% of the population are retired, and just under 10% are students.

Geography

The ward is in the northwest of Preston, taking in terraced streets and detached houses from outside the University of Central Lancashire campus to suburbia on both sides of the main Blackpool Road, and to the west of the A6 Garstang Road.

See also

Coordinates: 53°45′47″N 2°42′43″W / 53.76306°N 2.71194°W / 53.76306; -2.71194

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