Caerphilly hard cheese for Labour

Posted by David Boothroyd
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9 years ago / March 5, 2010

Latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • North Kesteven district council: Vacancy in Branston ward after the death of Conservative councillor Marjorie Duncan. Term ends 2011.
  • 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

London

North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

South East

  • Gosport borough council: Vacancy in Christchurch ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Jackie Carr. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace him.
  • Gravesham borough council: Byelection on 18 March in Meopham South and Vigo ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Raymonde Collins. Term ends 2011.
  • Reigate and Banstead district council: Vacancy in Redhill East ward due to the death of Conservative councillor Frank Moore. Term ends 2012.
  • Test Valley borough council: Vacancy in Anna ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Arthur Peters. Term ends 2011.
  • West Oxfordshire district council: Vacancy in Carterton North West ward after the death of Conservative councillor Dave King. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to fill the vacancy.
  • Wokingham council: There are two Vacancies, both caused by the deaths of Conservative councillors. Chris Edmunds in Maiden Erlegh ward was a former deputy leader of the council; Malcolm Bryant in Shinfield South ward had been chairman of the council and Conservative group whip. Both terms end in 2012.
  • Worthing borough council: There is a vacancy in Salvington ward and an impending vacancy in Marine ward, due to the resignations (respectively) of Dr Heather Mercer and her husband, former council leader Keith Mercer, who are both Conservatives and are emigrating to Cyprus where Heather Mercer is to take up a university post. As the term in Salvington ward ends in May, no byelection can be held. The term in Marine ward ends in 2011 and it is the intention to hold the byelection on 6 May as a double vacancy.

South West

  • East Devon district council: Impending vacancy in Seaton ward due to the resignation of veteran Liberal Democrat councillor Margaret Rogers, who is retiring and moving to Harrogate. Term ends 2011.
  • Exeter city council: Vacancy in Pennsylvania ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alexander Bond due to pressure of business. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection; however should the Government’s order converting Exeter to a unitary council be approved, the 2010 elections will be cancelled and a byelection will be held.
  • 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.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Glasgow city council: Vacancy in Drumchapel and Anniesland ward after the resignation of Labour councillor and recent council leader Steven Purcell, who resigned the leadership due to stress and exhaustion. Term ends 2012. Colin Deans, who was elected for the Scottish National Party but switched to Labour in December 2008, is now an Independent councillor.
  • Perth and Kinross council: Byelection on 6 May in Strathallan ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor John Law. Term ends 2012.