Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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11 years ago / April 4, 2008

We know of the following forthcoming local authority byelections:

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.

  • Cannock Chase district council: Hawks Green ward, 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.
  • Cherwell district council: Banbury Hardwick ward, 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.
  • Gloucester city council: Barnwood ward, 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.
  • Leeds city council: Calverley and Farsley ward, following the resignation of Conservative councillor Amanda Carter. The top polling candidate serves to 2012, the next to 2011.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council: Madeley ward, following the resignation of Labour councillor Ashley Howells. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2010.
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: North Jesmond ward, following the resignation of Tony Rounthwaite, and Parklands ward, following the resignation of David Brook; both are Liberal Democrats. North Jesmond’s two vacancies are to terms ending in 2012 and 2010; Parklands’ are to 2012 and 2011.
  • Peterborough city council: Walton ward, caused by the resignation of Liberal Democrat David Vellam. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2010.
  • Rossendale borough council: Whitewell ward, vacant after the resignation of Labour’s David Hancock. The two terms end in 2012 and 2010.
  • Rushmoor district council: St John’s ward, vacant after the death of Graham Tucker of the Conservatives. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Sefton borough council: Netherton and Orrell ward, after the death of Labour group leader Dave Martin. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Wakefield borough council, Hemsworth ward, following the resignation of Labour councillor Wayne Jenkins. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • West Lancashire district council: Tanhouse ward, after the death of Labour councillor Sally Keegan. There will be a double vacancy to terms ending in 2012 and 2011.
  • Weymouth and Portland borough council: Melcombe Regis ward, after the resignation of Lynne Herbert (Liberal Democrat). The two vacancies have terms ending in 2012 and 2010.

8 May

Undated

There is known to be a Conservative vacancy in Branksome East ward, Poole borough council, following the death of Mary Hillman.

There are Labour seats vacant in Eckington ward, Derbyshire county council, after the death of Derek Featherstone, and in Killamarsh West ward of North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Colin Robinson.

The Liberal Democrats have a vacancy in Chard Crimchard ward, South Somerset district council, following the death of Jean Smith.

Brockworth division, Gloucestershire county council, is vacant following the resignation of Sean Connors of the Brockworth Residents Group. Unstone ward, North East Derbyshire district council, is vacant following the death of Fred Hopkinson, who was an Independent councillor.