Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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11 years ago / August 24, 2007

Local authority byelections known to be in the pipeline are:

30 August

  • Loughton Alderton ward, Epping Forest district council, caused by the resignation of Terry Farr of the British National Party. The winner will serve until next May.
  • Newport North division, Isle of Wight county council, caused by the resignation of Julian Whittaker (Conservative). The term runs to 2009.
  • Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe ward, Wokingham borough council, caused by the death of Chris Schutz (Conservative). The winner will have a seat until 2010.

6 September

  • Crystal Palace ward, Bromley borough council, caused by the death of veteran Liberal Democrat (ex SDP, ex Labour) councillor Chris Gaster. The term runs to 2010.
  • Heworth without ward, York city council, following the sudden death of Bill Bennett (Conservative). The winner will serve until 2011.

11 September (a Tuesday poll)

  • Broomfield and the Walthams, Chelmsford borough council, caused by the death of Conservative councillor Alan Willsher who had only just been re-elected to a term ending in 2011.

13 September

  • Glastonbury St Edmunds, Mendip district council, caused by the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Nick Cottle. His term would have run to 2011.
  • Goodshaw ward, Rossendale borough council, caused by the resignation of Michael Ormerod (Conservative) who had emigrated to Italy. This is one of three Rossendale byelections caused by resignations of Conservative councillors. The term will end in May 2008.
  • Irwell ward, Rossendale borough council, following the resignation of Janet Farquharson (Conservative), one of three resignations on the council; she is moving to Scotland. The byelection is for a term ending in May.
  • Mochdre ward, Conwy county council, caused by the death of Labour councillor Sue Jones. The winner will be up for re-election next May.
  • Pantiles and St Marks ward, Tunbridge Wells borough council, caused by the disqualification of Conservative councillor Gillian Barber-Hughes due to an oversight: re-elected this May, she failed to sign the declaration of acceptance of office within two months. Contrary to previous indications she is not standing in the byelection.
  • Stonebridge ward, Brent borough council, caused by the death of Labour councillor Dorman Long. The winner will serve until 2010.
  • Warbreck ward, Liverpool city council, after the death of Liberal Democrat former Mayor Joan Laing. Her term was due to expire in May 2008.
  • Whitefoot ward, Lewisham borough council, caused by the disqualification of Sera Kentman (Independent, elected as Liberal Democrat) who has not attended a council meeting for six months. Her term would have run until 2010.
  • Whitewell ward, Rossendale borough council, also called after the resignation of a Conservative councillor, in this case Marlene Crosta who has been in ill health. The winner will fight for re-election in May 2008.

20 September

27 September

  • Aylesham ward, Dover district council, to replace the late Helen Bartolo (Labour) for a term ending in 2011.
  • Dover town division, Kent county council, following the resignation of Keith Sansum (Labour). The term ends in 2009.
  • Gowy division, Cheshire county council, caused by the death of John Burke (Conservative). The winner will serve until 2009.
  • Lindhurst ward, Mansfield borough council, following the resignation of Stewart Rickersey (Independent). The term ends in 2011.
  • Lloyds division, Northamptonshire county council, caused by the death of Labour councillor Jimmy Kane. This term lasts to 2009.
  • Maxton, Elms Vale and Priory ward, Dover district council, which like the Dover Town county division follows the resignation of Keith Sansum (Labour). This term ends in 2011.
  • Nelson ward, Portsmouth city council, caused by the resignation of Pat Bateman (Labour) who has moved to Scotland. Her term would have expired in May.

4 October

  • Helensburgh and Lomond South ward, Argyll and Bute council, caused by the death of Ronald Kinloch who was an Independent. The term runs to 2011.