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The ward of Lea (red) shown within Preston (orange)
District: City of Preston
UK Parliament constituency: Fylde
Ceremonial county: Lancashire
Region: North West
Population (2001): 5962
  • Julie Buttle - Conservative
  • Trevor Hart - Conservative
  • Christine Abram – Conservative

Lea ( ) and Cottam are suburbs of the city of Prestonmarker in Lancashiremarker, England.

The area is represented by Lea and Cottam Parish Council. Cottam is a former farming community now almost entirely consisting of new build housing. Lea is the name given to two areas of the western extremities of Preston: Lea Town (a village, despite its name) on the Fyldemarker border, and the suburban sprawl of Lea along the Blackpool Road through the city.

The area is an electoral ward with Preston, represented by three councillors; the area is part of Fylde constituency. Lea, and Cottam, form part of the Preston West division of Lancashire County Council, represented by one councillor.

From the last census, in 2001, over 83% of the population regarded themselves as Christian, whilst the figure of 11.5% for retired people is one of the highest in the city.

There are several churches in Lea including Lea Methodist and St. Christopher's. St. Christopher's is home to 2nd Lea Scout Group.

The area was served by Lea Road railway stationmarker between 1840 and 1938.

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