Tory Telford triumph

Posted by David Boothroyd
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9 years ago / February 12, 2010

Latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Ashfield district council: Trevor Locke, the Labour Party candidate, won the Hucknall Central byelection on 11 February to gain a seat from the Conservatives.
  • Bassetlaw district council: Vacancy in Worksop North ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Steven Burton. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection for his replacement.
  • Broxtowe borough council: Byelection on 25 February in Eastwood South ward after the death of Labour councillor Jim Kenny. Term ends 2011.
  • Charnwood borough council: Byelection on 18 February in Birstall Watermead ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Rick Astill. Term ends 2011.
  • Chesterfield borough council: Vacancy in Brimington South ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Helen Walsh who is moving to London and fighting a seat on Islington borough council. Term ends 2011.
  • Derby city council: Vacancy in Abbey ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Deirdre Mitchell due to ill health. As her term was due to end in May and she has resigned with less than six months left, there can be no byelection to replace her.
  • Mansfield district council: There are two byelections on 25 February: in Portland ward, after the death of Tom Appleby, and in Sherwood ward, after the death of Norman Cook. Both councillors were members of Mansfield Independent Forum and both seats have terms ending in 2011.
  • Nottinghamshire county council: Byelection on 25 February in Mansfield South division, after the death of Tom Appleby who represented Mansfield Independent Forum. Term ends 2013.
  • Wellingborough borough council: Byelection on 11 March in Redwell West ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Andrew Bigley. Term ends 2011.

East of England

  • Broadland district council: Byelection on 18 March in Taverham North ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Heath Dicks. Term ends 2011.
  • Cambridgeshire county council: Vacancy in Wisbech North division, after the death of Conservative councillor Les Sims. Term ends 2013.
  • Dacorum borough council: Byelection on 11 March in Adeyfield West ward after the sad death of Conservative councillor Keith Reid, who had been involved in local politics for many years and was a former work colleague of the author of this blog. Term ends 2011.
  • Fenland district council: Byelection on 4 March in The Mills ward after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Ray German. Term ends 2011. There is also a vacancy in Wisbech Kirkgate ward after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Les Sims. Term ends 2011.
  • Great Yarmouth borough council: Vacancy in Gorleston Claydon ward after the death of Labour councillor Richard Barker. Term ends 2011.
  • Huntingdonshire district council: Byelection on 25 February in Fenstanton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Dakers whose resignation letter indicates frustration with the local democratic process. Term ends 2011.
  • Southend borough council: Vacancy in Milton ward after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Robertson. As her term was due to end in May there will be no byelection to replace her.
  • Tendring district council: Vacancy in Golf Green ward, after the death of Ray Smith who was a member of local residents’ group Tendring First. Term ends 2011.
  • Welwyn Hatfield borough council: Vacancy in Northaw and Cuffley ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former deputy leader of the council, John Mansfield. Term ends 2011.

London

  • Barnet borough council: Chris Harris, who was elected as a Conservative in Golders Green ward but was expelled from the party last October over persistent non-attendance, has resigned his seat on the eve of his disqualification. As his term would have been up in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Bromley borough council: Vacancy in Bromley Town ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Stephen Maly. No byelection can be held as he resigned within six months of full council elections.
  • Greenwich borough council: Elizabeth Truss, Conservative councillor for Eltham South ward, has resigned her seat to concentrate on her Parliamentary candidature in South West Norfolk.
  • Havering borough council: Vacancy in Elm Park ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Grantham. There can be no byelection for a replacement. Meanwhile Steve Whittaker, elected for Hacton ward as the candidate of Hornchurch Residents Association, has joined the Conservative group.
  • Lewisham borough council: Vacancy in Whitefoot ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Cathy Priddey. No byelection can be held to replace her.
  • Richmond-upon-Thames borough council: <!– Marc Cranfield-Adams, who was last elected as a Liberal Democrat but had rejoined the Conservative Party in 2008, has left the group following his failure to overturn one month’s suspension for bullying and will now sit as an Independent Conservative.–>[An entry here was removed on 4 October 2012 following a correction from former councillor Marc Cranfield-Adams.] Also Keith Warren, elected as a Liberal Democrat in Whitton ward, has left the party and sits as an Independent councillor.
  • Southwark borough council: Vacancy in The Lane ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Susan Elan Jones who has been selected as Parliamentary candidate for Clwyd South. No byelection can be held as her term was due to expire in May 2010.

North East

North West

South East

South West

  • Gloucester city council: Vacancy in Barton and Tredworth ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Yakub Pandor who gained the second seat in the ward in a double vacancy election at the 2008 local elections. As his term was due to end next May, there can be no byelection to fill the vacancy.
  • Mid Devon district council: Byelection on 25 February in Yeo ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor David Pullen. Term ends 2011.
  • South Hams district council: Byelection on 18 February in Ivybridge Filham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Terry Hewitt. Term ends 2011.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland