Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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9 years ago / November 3, 2009

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections:

18 December

8 January 2009

15 January

22 January

29 January

  • Hackney borough council: Stoke Newington Central ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor and Deputy Mayor Jamie Carswell who is taking a politically restricted post with Tower Hamlets Homes. Term ends 2010.

Undated

Vacancies which will not be filled

The Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009) Order 2008 (SI 2008 No. 2857) provides that any vacancy notified after 7 November 2008 in a council due to have elections in 2009, or to be abolished will not be filled. These council vacancies will therefore not see a byelection.

  • Bedford borough council: Queen’s Park ward, after the death of Labour councillor Muhammad Khan.
  • Crewe and Nantwich borough council: Wellington ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Keith Healey. This vacancy means that the Conservatives lose their overall majority on the council in its last few months.
  • Isle of Wight council: Bembridge South ward, after the disqualification of Win McRobert. Elected as a Conservative, she had left the group and was sitting as a ‘Democratic Conservative’; her disqualification is controversial because her absence was due to caring for her seriously ill husband.
  • Kent county council: Maidstone Rural East division, after the death of former council and Local Government Association leader Sandy Bruce-Lockhart (Conservative).
  • North Cornwall district council: Bodmin St Petroc’s ward, after the resignation of Arwen Folkes of the Liberal Democrats.
  • North Yorkshire county council: Bilton and Nidd Gorge division, after the disqualification of Independent (elected as Liberal Democrat) councillor Morris Lightfoot who was given an eight month jail sentence.
  • Northamptonshire county council: New Duston division, after the death of Conservative councillor Liz Tavener.
  • Restormel borough council: Bethel ward, after the death of Roy Gill of the Liberal Democrats.
  • Salisbury district council: St Martin and Milford ward, after the death of Labour councillor Simon Howarth.
  • Sedgefield district council: Sedgefield ward, after the death of Independent councillor Jim Wayman.
  • Shewsbury and Atcham borough council: Condover ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Tom Hendry.
  • Staffordshire county council: Wombourne division, after the death of Peter Timms who was a Conservative councillor.
  • Suffolk county council: Felixstowe Coastal division, after the death of the Council Chairman, Ann Rodwell. She was serving as a Conservative councillor.
  • Surrey county council: Camberley East division, after the death of Maurice Neighbour (Conservative).