Preston City Council is set to welcome a raft of new councillors after thousands headed to the polls in the May 6 local elections.

A third of the city's councillors were up for election, with one seat vacant in every one of its 16 wards.

The election had been planned for May 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prior to the May 6 vote, the Labour Group was the ruling political party in the city with Councillor Matthew Brown entering the election as the leader of the council.

In 2019, the entire council was voted in following boundary changes across the city.

One councillor will be voted in across the following wards:

- Ashton

- Brookfield

- Cadley

- City Centre

- Deepdale

- Fishwick & Frenchwood

- Garrison

- Greyfriars

- Ingol and Cottam

- Lea and Larches

- Plungington

- Preston Rural East

- Preston Rural North

- Ribbleton

- Sharoe Green

- St Matthews

Voting opened at 7am on Thursday, May 6 with the last votes cast at 10pm on the same day.

Votes are set to be counted on Friday morning with a final declaration around 1.30pm to 2pm.

Look at the latest results below across every Preston ward:

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