Prescot & Whiston Election Results 2014
Labour swept the boards again in last week’s Knowsley elections, leaving the party with all 63 council seats in the borough, including four seats in Prescot and Whiston.
In Prescot East, Denise Allen won with 1,299 votes (75%) to Liberal Democrat candidate Carl Cashman’s 387 (25%). Of 5,826 eligible voters in the ward, only 1,520 (26%) voted.
Adam Flanders took Prescot West with 771 votes (45%). Lib Dem Ian Smith was second, with 491 (29%), followed by Charles Brownlie-Smith (UKIP) with 319 (19%) and Robert Avery (Conservative) with 122 (7%). The turnout was 33%, or 1,703 out of 5,232.
In Whiston North, Pauline Kelly was elected with 1,251 votes (83%), while Marjorie Sommerfield (Lib Dem) received 258 votes (17%). The turnout was 1,509 from an electorate of 5,496 (28%).
Finally, Anthony Newman took Whiston South for Labour, with 1,299 votes (80%) to Conservative candidate Bernard Neill’s 317 (20%). Of 5,481 voters in the ward, 1,616 came to the polls.
In summary, Prescot & Whiston’s newly elected councillors are:
- Denise Allen (Prescot East, Labour)
- Adam Flanders (Prescot West, Labour)
- Pauline Kelly (Whiston North, Labour)
- Anthony Newman (Whiston South, Labour)
Full 2014 election results for the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley are online at www.knowsley.gov.uk.