12 cities to get executive Mayors

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / May 21, 2010

The latest information about other local council electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Derby city council: Two councillors have defected to the Conservatives. Prem Chera had originally been elected in Sinfin ward for Labour but had left the party and was sitting as an Independent. Frank Harwood was elected in Oakwood ward as a Liberal Democrat. Their moves helped the Conservatives become the largest party and they have formed a minority administration to run the city.
  • East Lindsey district council: Byelection on 17 June in North Holme ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Clive Finch. Term ends 2011.
  • Leicester city council: Vacancy in Castle ward after the death of Green Party councillor Phil Gordon, who fell from a tree while working as a tree surgeon. Term ends 2011. The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Leicester is one of the twelve cities.
  • Newark and Sherwood district council: Vacancy in Rainhill ward after the death of Labour councillor Allen Tift. Term ends 2011.
  • Nottingham city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Nottingham is one of the twelve cities.
  • Wellingborough borough council: Byelection on 17 June in Earls Barton ward, caused by the disqualification of Independent councillor Lucy Payne. Term ends 2011.

East of England

London

North East

  • Newcastle upon Tyne city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Newcastle is one of the twelve cities.

North West

South East

  • Brighton and Hove council: Vacancy in St Peter’s and North Laine ward, after the resignation of Green group leader Keith Taylor who is to replace Caroline Lucas as Member of the European Parliament. Ms Lucas was elected to the United Kingdom Parliament last week and the European Parliament now prohibits ‘dual mandate’ members. Term ends 2011.
  • Hastings borough council: The election of a councillor for Ore ward has been postponed until 17 June after the death of sitting Conservative councillor Roy Tucker who had been nominated for re-election.
  • Isle of Wight council: Byelection on 27 May in Ryde South ward after the disqualification of non-party councillor Adrian Whittaker, who has been given a suspended jail sentence. Term ends 2013.
  • South Oxfordshire district council: Byelection on 3 June in Crowmarsh ward following the death of Conservative councillor Nicholas Odd. Term ends 2011.
  • Surrey county council: Vacancy in Worplesdon division after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Nevins. Term ends 2013.

South West

  • Bristol city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Bristol is one of the twelve cities.
  • East Dorset district council: Vacancy in Corfe Mullen South ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Stewart Hearn whose challenge for the leadership of his group was unsuccessful. Term ends 2011.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Bradford city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Bradford is one of the twelve cities.
  • Leeds city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Leeds is one of the twelve cities.
  • Sheffield city council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Sheffield is one of the twelve cities.
  • Wakefield borough council: The ‘Programme for Government‘ document issued on Thursday announces that the Government will follow the Conservative Party’s policy and “create directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums”. Wakefield is one of the twelve cities.

Wales

Scotland

  • No updates this week.