Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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11 years ago / March 25, 2008

Here is the state of play with forthcoming local authority byelections:

27 March

3 April

10 April

17 April

  • Morland ward, Eden district council, after the death of Derek Jackson (Conservative). The winner will serve until 2011.
  • Stowmarket North and Stowupland division, Suffolk county council after the resignation of Alastair Liddell (Conservative). His replacement, the third councillor to represent the division since the last full council election, will serve until 2009 assuming they do not resign as well.

24 April

1 May

This is the normal date at which local elections are due to be held. The following are the byelections taking place in authorities which would not otherwise have any elections:

The following are the ‘double vacancies’ where the vacancy will be filled in a multi-member election together with the seat that would ordinarily fall vacant this year.

  • Banbury Hardwick ward, Cherwell district council, caused by the resignation of Stuart Robbins of the Conservative Party for business reasons. There will be a double vacancy in this ward on 1 May; the top polling candidate serves to 2012, the second to 2010.
  • Barnwood ward, Gloucester city council, vacant after the resignation of Phil Taylor, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2007 although he was sitting as a Conservative-supporting Independent at the time of his resignation. There will be a double vacancy electing to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Hawks Green ward, Cannock Chase district council, vacant after the death of the Conservative deputy leader of the council Reg Butler. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Hemsworth ward, Wakefield borough council, following the resignation of Labour councillor Wayne Jenkins. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Madeley ward, Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council, following the resignation of Labour councillor Ashley Howells. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2010.
  • Netherton and Orrell ward, Sefton borough council, after the death of Labour group leader Dave Martin. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • St John’s ward, Rushmoor district council, vacant after the death of Graham Tucker of the Conservatives. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Tanhouse ward, West Lancashire district council after the death of Labour councillor Sally Keegan. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Walton ward, Peterborough city council, caused by the resignation of Liberal Democrat David Vellam. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2010.

Undated

There are known to be Conservative vacancies in Abbey division, Cheshire county council, after the resignation of Shirley Harris, in Leftwich and Kingsmead ward, Vale Royal district council, following the resignation of Will Charlton, and in Rochester South and Horsted ward, Medway council, following the resignation of John Ward over a controversial post on his blog.

There is a further Labour seat vacant in Killamarsh West ward of North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Colin Robinson.

The Liberal Democrats have vacancies in Chard Crimchard ward, South Somerset district council, following the death of Jean Smith, and Comeytrowe ward, Taunton Deane district council, following the death of Tony Floyd.

Brockworth division, Gloucestershire county council, is vacant following the resignation of Sean Connors of the Brockworth Residents Group. Canvey South ward of Castle Point district council is vacant after the resignation of Canvey Island Independent Natalie Darby. Unstone ward, North East Derbyshire district council, is vacant following the death of Fred Hopkinson, who was an Independent councillor.

No byelection

There are some seats vacant which will not be filled because the term of the councillor who caused the vacancy would have expired in May 2008.

(NB post updated, 26 March)