LIVE: Local elections and referendum
Blog Preston will be live from the Guild Hall from start to finish to bring you the very latest news and results from the local elections and referendum.
We were the first news outlet to report the fact that Mark Hendrick had been re-elected in last year’s general election, and we hope to be first again.
Don’t miss out, by following us on Twitter (@blogpreston), following our live-blog, and also following our reporters Andy Halls (@ajhalls1), Joseph Stashko (@josephstash), Danny Lee (@journodanny) and Chris McBriarty (@Chris_McB).
You can get involved with the live-blog too, by using the comment feature or simply by adding #preston11 to any tweets. We’ll try to clear up any questions or queries you have.
There are 19 of Preston’s wards up for re-election, with just Fishwick, St. George’s and Cadley having no election this time round.
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The results for the local election are expected around midday, while the referendum count will start around 4pm, with the result due around 7pm.
We’ll be watching the count, grabbing the reaction and announcing the winners.
Follow all the action as it happens on the live-blog below: