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.

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