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