Election Results: Prescot Town Council Wins for Greens & Lib Dems

By on Friday, March 24, 2017

The Greens and Liberal Democrats are celebrating today after decisive wins over Labour in yesterday’s Prescot Town Council by-elections (Thursday 24 March).

Kai Taylor (left) took Prescot East for the Green Party, with 365 votes to Labour’s Adam Flanders’s 116. He joins Cllr Joanne Burke, elected in February, as the second Green member on the town council.

In Prescot North West ward, Cllr Ian Smith (right) won for the Lib Dems, with 396 votes. Labour’s Stephen Byron trailed with 164, while Conservative Tyrone Noon won just 26.

Following the resignation of Cllrs Denise Allen and Matthew Allen earlier this year, the local Greens and Lib Dems agreed not to run against each other, thus avoiding a potential split vote.

Some facts about Prescot Town Council

  • Town councillors serve voluntarily, receiving neither a salary nor expenses
  • The town council’s role includes distributing money to community and charitable causes, investing relatively small sums in the town, and championing the town’s interests before larger bodies and agencies
  • The town council is different from Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, whose members are paid and have more influence over large-scale decisions
  • The council is based at Prescot Town Hall on Warrington Road. See the website here


  1. John Hayes

    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

    As an expat Prescotian living in Devon (and brought up like most of us as staunch Labour) congratulations to Kai Taylor and Ian Smith on being elected to theTown Council. Hopefully the Labour hierarchy will sit up and take notice.

  2. RED TED

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Facts not Fiction

    Safe are are Scotchbarn baths (it closed)

    Safe are civic hall ie TA drill centre (it closed)

    Safe are Leisure centre ie Bicc canteen (it closed)

    Safe are Greenbelt ?

    Looking forward to Lib Dems & Greens saving are Greenbelt

    • Observer

      Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Calm down, Stephen. Maybe you’ll win next time.

      • RED TED

        Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

        To the Editor, Prescot online saw you outside Home & bargain talking to your mate Ian Smith. ps FAKE NEWS biased Reporting (SUN)

        • Prescot Online

          Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

          What are you on about, Teddy?

          • RED TED

            Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

            To Editor of the Observer or Prescot online

            I’m to old cat to be kidded by kitten like you (SUN)

    • David J

      Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Wasn’t that the Labour councillors who railroaded all of that through and all of it against local residents wishes?
      You reap what you sow.

      gone are the days of “me dad voted labour and his dad did and…”

      Good luck to Ian, the greens and anyone else who puts Prescot first !

  3. Tony Ely

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    So David J appears to be advocating for a Peoples Republic of Prescot and the rest of the Borough does not matter. Don’t forget what Libdems done when in bed with the Tories. Reap what they have sown. In coalition govt they helped create a national planning policy framework that allowed incursion into greenbelt for development. Saving it now for votes. Twisted politics #Fibdems.

    • David J

      Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

      100% correct…I don’t give a toss about Knowsley, soon it will be confined to history as the Liverpool City Region takes over.

      • Tony Ely

        Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        David J is obviously a Libdem as he makes no comment about Libdems in coalition. For the benefit Knowsley and five other authorities make up the City Region so it won’t disappear any time soon. #Fibdems. Vote Rotheram no borough left behind.

        • David J

          Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

          Wrong again Tony. 100% not a LibDem, ex Lab and no longer vote, but VERY pleased to see Prescot leading the way by voting your lot out.

          same old BS from “Knowsley” labour fools. Get over yourself and look around at what you’ve destroyed over the last 40 years.
          Steve Rotheram, he’s hated in Walton, hated in Liverpool and is another suit with no interest apart from his own self interest.
          The result may not be as clear cut as you think and whoever wins, PLEASE get rid of Knowsley cllrs – seen more intelligence in a block of wood.

  4. Young Labour Party supporter

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    That’s all well and good David. J however you are still aligned in your comments to the Libdem controlled anti Labour Alliance and your not offering any alternatives. As for voting Labour out in Prescot this was based on mistruth and political spin. The truth will out and the fools will prove to be the Anti Labour alliance. 100%

    • David J

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Let’s see what happens in June and then at the next Local Elections?
      The problem is you’re too used to having your own way for so long with no opposition you’ve forgotten how to listen to the local people, you know, the ones who elect you!

      It’s a crying shame the “Labour Party” is now controlled by some Latte drinking, Islington dwelling handwringers. Locally, you’ve just stopped listening to anyone. Mainly, because you’ve no idea who you are and what you represent.

      I would suggest the Labour Party should split itself into two and then start again. You no longer represent me or millions like me. That’s my opinion and on June 8th, sadly it will prove to be a fact.

  5. David J

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    You are = you’re not your…I’ll assume you went to school in Knowsley !

    Never heard of the Anti Labour Alliance, are you sure ‘you’re’ not just a bit paranoid that 100s of local residents are sick to death of the locally elected councillors not doing their jobs?
    That said, from what I’m hearing a lot of disgruntled Prescot residents will be standing next year and judging by the Green Party win I’d wager that ANYONE who stands against Labour has a very good chance of being elected.

    You’ve got less than 12 months to get Prescot onside. The Market Place initiative is a start and so is the Shakespeare North Theatre. Could you tell me how much Council money has been invested in comparison to Arts Council grants and private investors? Just curious, not trying to catch you out!

    • Tony Ely

      Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Since i have been busy canvassing for GE2017 only just had an opportunity to reply to David J YOU’RE right i was Educated in Knowsley in a comprehensive school, then a local FE college then John Moores University before getting an NVQ in Children Social Care before gaining a BA Hons Degree in Social Work. I would say that i fully embrace the term lifelonge learner so thanks for the grammar lesson.Now for the lesson in Politics. Libdems plus Green Party and local campaigners on Greenbelt development are the Anti Labour Alliance that some of your comments are alligned to. Feel free to support a one item agenda in the Peoples Republic of Prescot. As for the figures about Shakespeare North i am not currently a borough councillor so don,t have that information. It is an example of inward investment however that some Prescotians appear not to want. Much ado about nothing possibly.

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