Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats are the branch of the Liberal Democrats covering the Preston, and Wyre and Preston North constituencies. We hold regular meetings to update on campaigns, and socialise, as well as regular campaigning itself.

Our People


neil.pngCouncillor Neil Darby

A campaigner by profession, Neil was elected to represent Ingol and Tanterton at City Hall in 2014. With a specialist interest in transport policy, and a determination to envy, Neil's skills are a great asset to the Liberal Democrats.

Neil has been named the candidate for the Preston constituency for a snap General Election. He takes the baton from former candidate Jo Barton, who won 1,244 votes for the party. Of his selection, Neil said, "I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to fight for local people. It's an honour to do so and I won't let you down."

Councillor John Potterjohn.png

First elected in 2010 in a by-election, John represents Cadley at City Hall. A formidable campaigner, John has never been afraid to shake things up, and takes great delight in challenging those who have gotten too comfortable in their seats. 

John stood for the Wyre and Preston North constituency in the 2015 General Election, winning 2,712 votes. In the event of a snap General Election, John will re-stand for the constituency, with a self-imposed target of 4,000 votes.

pauline.pngCouncillor Pauline Brown

Pauline is the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Preston City Council. First elected in 2002, Pauline spent five years representing Lea, and was elected to represent Ingol in 2008.

Since then, she has proven herself an invaluable asset to our team, staying true to her local roots with her no-nonsense attitude to politics, and making a reputation for herself in the local press, and in City Hall, for saying things as she sees them.

Councillor Jason Jeffreyjason.png

Jason was elected in 2015 to represent Ingol at City Hall, after a campaign fought on Labour's inaction on the Council. He has made it clear that he is a very capable councillor, and one who is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers to fight for the people he represents.

Jason has made local media through his challenges of Labour's complacency, and has a natural talent at making points articulate and impactful.


Councillor Stephen Mullen

Initially elected in 2014 with a healthy majority, Stephen is our go-to expert for all things technical.

He represents Cadley at City Hall and was instrumental in the drive to create a no cold-calling zone to protect the most vulnerable residents of the ward. Coming from a working-class background, Stephen is passionate about fighting to protect normal people.

County Councillor Bill Winlowbill.png

Bill is the County Councillor for Preston West, covering Ingol and Lea, and the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Lancashire County Council.

A professor of neuroscience, Bill is a highly respected member of our team, and is renowned within the Liberal Democrats nationally for his expertise on fracking, which he has always said must be decided on scientifically - if science cannot prove that it's safe, it should stay in the ground.