- Preston Rural East
Preston Rural East is an electoral ward in the city of
Preston, Lancashire, England. The ward is in the eastern and northeastern part of the city near the M55 motorwaymoving out towards Sherwood and Grimsargh.
Unlike many other
districts of Preston, the ward of Preston Rural East is parished, in that it has within it parish councils with their own structure and elected councillors. The parishes within Preston Rural East are Grimsargh, Haighton, and Broughton-in-Amounderness.
At the most recent census in 2001, the electoral ward of Preston Rural East had a population of 3,814. Over 88% described themselves as Christian. Many of the people living in the wards and parishes rely on farming and agriculture for their living. At the most recent elections, the
Preston Council election, 2008, the electorate of the ward was 3,905. [ [http://www.preston.gov.uk/elections/ElectionWard.asp?ward=107 Electoral Ward Results ] ] The ward forms, in conjunction with its neighbour Preston Rural North, the Lancashire County Councilelectoral division of "Preston Rural".
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