Rotherham Tories hold Sitwell

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / August 6, 2010

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

East Midlands

East of England

  • Cambridgeshire county council: Vacancy in East Chesterton division after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Siep Wijsenbeek. Term ends 2013.
  • Dacorum borough council: Byelection on 26 August in Aldbury and Wigginton ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Mike Edwards who has failed to attend any meeting of the council in six months. Term ends May 2011.
  • Norwich city council: Byelections on 9 September in 13 separate wards. The disqualified incumbents, who may be defending their seats, are Labour councillors Jenny Lay (Crome ward), Brian Morrey (Catton ward), Mary Cannell (Lakenham ward), Linda Blakeway (Mile Cross ward), Sue Sands (Sewell ward), and James ‘Bert’ Bremner (University ward), Green Party councillors Howard Jago (Mancroft ward), Claire Stephenson (Nelson ward), Janet Bearman (Town Close ward) and Tom Llewellyn (Wensum ward), Liberal Democrats Brian Watkins (Eaton ward) and Joyce Divers (Thorpe Hamlet ward), and Conservative councillor Antony Little (Bowthorpe ward). Winners will have notional terms ending in 2014, dependent on whether planned boundary changes go ahead next year.

London

North East

North West

South East

  • Medway council: Byelection on 12 August in River ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Bill Esterson, now MP for Sefton Central. Term ends May 2011.
  • Rushmoor borough council: Vacancy in Wellington ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Francis Williams. Term ends 2011.
  • South Buckinghamshire district council: Byelection on 26 August in Burnham Church ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nicholas Binns. Term ends 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.

South West

  • Cornwall council: Neil Plummer, who was elected as an Independent candidate in Stithians division, has joined the Mebyon Kernow group. Meanwhile Bill Jenkin, who was elected as a Conservative in Camborne North division, has had the whip removed and now sits as a non-aligned councillor.
  • Exeter city council: There will be byelections for 13 seats on 9 September. Twelve were vacated when the High Court quashed an order extending councillors’ terms. The incumbents, who may stand for re-election, are Liberal Democrats Stella Brock (St. David’s ward) and Ben Noble (Duryard ward), and Paul Smith (Alphington ward), Labour councillors Pete Edwards (Whipton Barton ward and group leader), Ian Martin (Mincinglake ward), Lesley Robson (Priory ward) and John Shepherd (Newtown ward), Conservatives Yolonda Henson (Polsloe ward and group leader), Margaret Baldwin (Cowick ward), and Ruth Smith (Pinhoe ward), plus Independent ex-Labour councillor Connel Boyle (Exwick ward) and Liberal councillor Chris Gale (Heavitree ward). The winners of the byelection will have notional terms ending in 2014, dependent on whether planned boundary changes go ahead next year. There will also be a byelection in Topsham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mark Starling; the term there will end in 2012.
  • Herefordshire council: Vacancy in St Nicholas ward, after the death of Independent councillor David Benjamin. Term ends May 2011.
  • Poole council: Byelection on 9 September in Newtown ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Plummer. Term ends May 2011.
  • Sedgemoor district council: Vacancy in Woolavington ward after the death of Labour group leader Roger Lavers. Term ends May 2011.
  • Teignbridge district council: Vacancy in Ipplepen ward after the death of Conservative councillor Victor Elliott. Term ends May 2011.

West Midlands

  • Cannock Chase district council: Byelection on 26 August in Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury ward after the death of Conservative councillor John Jillings. Term ends 2012.
  • Stoke-on-Trent city council: The latest turn in the seemingly never-ending game of musical chairs with Stoke’s political groups is the formation of the new ‘Community Voice’ group as a merger between the previous Potteries Alliance and Non-Aligned groups. The new group will have five councillors: Leader Mick Salih (Norton and Bradeley ward), deputy Leader Pauline Joynson (Stoke and Trent Vale ward), other members Michael Barnes (Longton South ward), Janine Bridges (Chell and Packmoor ward), and Peter Kent-Baguley (Chell and Packmoor ward). The composition of Stoke is now Labour 26, City Independents 9, Conservative and Independent Alliance 8, British National Party 5, Community Voice 5, Liberal Democrats 4, Libertarian Party 1, Non-aligned Christian Independent 1, Non-aligned 1.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Edinburgh city council: Byelection on 9 September in Liberton and Gilmerton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Ian Murray, now MP for Edinburgh South. Term ends 2012.
  • Inverclyde council: George White, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor in Gourock ward, has left the party and joined the Liberal Party after he was refused the opportunity to seek the Liberal Democrat nomination in Argyll and Bute for the next Scottish Parliament elections.