Shepton Mallet loss takes out Mendip Tories

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / July 2, 2010

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

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

North West

  • Allerdale district council: Vacancy in Christchurch ward after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Les Lytollis who has not attended any meetings in six months. Term ends 2011.
  • Cumbria county council: Vacancy in Aspatria and Wharrels division due to the death of Council leader Jim Buchanan, also a Conservative. Term ends 2013.
  • Fylde borough council: Frank Andrews, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected councillor for Ribby-with-Wrea ward on 1 July. He takes a seat previously held by an Independent. There is also a vacancy in Kilnhouse ward after the death of former Mayor and Conservative councillor John Prestwich. Term ends May 2011.
  • Hyndburn borough council: Labour Party candidate Wendy Dwyer was elected councillor for Peel ward on 1 July, holding the seat for her party.
  • Knowsley borough council: Vacancy in Park ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Margaret Dobbie. Term ends May 2011.
  • Preston city council: Byelection on 15 July in Riversway ward due to the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Liam Pennington. Term ends 2014.
  • St Helens borough council: Vacancy in Billinge and Seneley Green ward, after the death of Labour councillor Richard Ward. Term ends 2012.
  • West Lancashire borough council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the deaths of Labour councillors. Doreen Saxon of Skelmersdale South ward died on 28 March, and former Labour group leader Terry Rice of Upholland ward died on 2 June. Both terms end in May 2011.

South East

  • Brighton and Hove council: Byelection on 8 July 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.
  • Cherwell district council: Byelection on 22 July in Kidlington North ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor John Wyse. Term ends 2011.
  • Guildford borough council: Byelection on 15 July in Pirbright ward after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Nevins. Term ends 2011.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Byelection on 29 July in Haywards Heath Franklands ward after the death of Conservative councillor Clive Chapman. Term ends May 2011.
  • South Buckinghamshire district council: Vacancy in Burnham Church ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nicholas Binns. Term ends 2011.
  • Surrey county council: Byelection on 15 July in Worplesdon division after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Nevins. Term ends 2013.
  • West Berkshire council: Vacancy in Thatcham South and Crookham ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Terry Port who is to move back to the south coast. Term ends May 2011.
  • West Sussex county council: Vacancy in Maidenbower division after the resignation of former council leader Henry Smith, who is now MP for Crawley. Term ends 2013.
  • Wycombe district council: Byelection on 15 July in Greater Marlow ward after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Helen Wilkinson who has failed to attend any meeting in six months and whose leave of absence has expired. Term ends May 2011.

South West

  • Bath and North East Somerset council: Byelection on 29 July in Radstock ward after the death of Independent councillor Allan Hall. Term ends May 2011.
  • East Dorset district council: Byelection on 15 July 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.
  • Mendip district council: Garfield Kennedy of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Shepton West ward on 1 July, gaining the seat from the Conservatives. As a result the Conservative administration on the council is now in a minority.
  • Torbay council: Byelection on 22 July in St Marys with Summercombe ward after the death of Conservative councillor Stuart John. Term ends May 2011.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • No updates this week.