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Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 years ago / January 21, 2011

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

East Midlands

  • Bassetlaw district council: Byelection on 10 February in Worksop North East ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Bill Graham, who has not attended any meetings of the council in six months. As a result of his removal from the council, the Conservatives have lost their overall majority. Term ends 2012.
  • Newark and Sherwood district council: Vacancy in Southwell East ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Pauline Jenkins. As her term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace her.
  • South Holland district council: Vacancy in Spalding St Paul’s ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Jane Jones for failing to attend any meeting of the council for six months. As her term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.

East of England

London

North East

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: Vacancy in Elswick ward due to the death of Labour councillor Doreen James. Term ends 2012.
  • South Tyneside borough council: Vacancy in Cleadon and East Boldon ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor and former group leader David Potts. Term ends 2014.
  • Stockton-on-Tees borough council: There are three vacancies. First, Billingham East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Alex Cunningham, now MP for Stockton North. Second, Ingleby Barwick East ward, caused by the resignation of Ingleby Barwick Independent Society member Andrew Larkin. Third, Mandale and Victoria ward, after the death of councillor Allison Trainer, who was a member of the Thornaby Independent Association. All three terms end this May.

North West

  • Blackpool council: There are two vacancies, both resulting from the deaths of councillors; there is a full council election in May. Conservative councillor Jean Kenrick of Stanley ward died before the six month period and so a byelection could theoretically be called. Liberal Democrat councillor Doreen Holt of Bloomfield ward will leave a vacant seat until May.
  • Manchester city council: Tracey Rawlins was elected councillor for Baguley ward on 20 January, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Ribble Valley borough council: Vacancy in Salthill ward after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Simon Farnsworth, who has not attended any meeting of the council for six months. With less than six months to go before the next council elections, no byelection will be held.
  • Salford city council: Vacancy in Walkden North ward after the death of Labour councillor Vincent Devine. Term ends 2012.
  • West Lancashire borough council: Vacancy in Derby ward after the death of Conservative councillor David Swiffen. Term ends in May.

South East

  • Arun district council: Vacancy in Barnham ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Melissa Briggs who has moved out of the district. As her term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Ashford borough council: Vacancy in Kennington ward after the death of Conservative councillor Major John Kemp. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Brighton and Hove city council: Vacancy in Hangleton and Knoll ward after the death of Conservative councillor David Smart. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Dartford borough council: Vacancy in Stone ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Derek Lawson. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Kent county council: Alice Hohler, candidate of the Conservative Party, was elected councillor for Tonbridge division on 20 January 2011. She held the seat for her party. There will then be a byelection on 10 February in Romney Marsh division following the death of Conservative councillor Willie Richardson. Term ends 2013.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Vacancy in Haywards Heath Bentswood ward after the death of Labour councillor Paddy Henry. As his term was due to end in May, there can be no byelection to replace him.
  • New Forest district council: Vacancy in Marchwood ward after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Shotter. Term ends May; as his death occurred more than six months before the end of the term, there may be a byelection.
  • Shepway district council: Vacancy in Lydd ward after the death of Conservative councillor Willie Richardson. As the vacancy has occurred within six months of the day on which his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Slough council: Vacancy in Foxborough ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Sonja Jenkins. As her term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Thanet district council: Vacancy in Bradstowe ward after the disqualification of Ewen Cameron who was elected as a Conservative but was last sitting as an Independent after resigning the whip. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Wealden district council: Vacancy in Hailsham South and West ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Nick Ellwood in advance of a Standards Board hearing. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • West Sussex county council: James Doyle, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat in Worthing Pier division, has left the party due to broken promises by the party in national government. He will sit as an Independent.
  • Winchester city council: Byelection on 27 January in Oliver’s Battery and Badger Farm ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor David Spender. Term ends 2012.
  • Worthing borough council: James Doyle, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat in Selden ward, has left the party due to broken promises by the party in national government. He will sit as an Independent.

South West

  • Bath and North East Somerset council: Vacancy in Lambridge ward after the death of Conservative Councillor Richard Maybury, who was Deputy Mayor of Bath. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Gloucestershire county council: Byelection on 3 February in Rodborough division after the death of Conservative councillor Stephen Glanfield. Term ends 2013.
  • Plymouth city council: Vacancy in Plymstock Dunstone ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Lord Mayor David Viney. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Stroud district council: Byelection on 3 February in Amberley and Woodchester ward after the death of Conservative councillor Stephen Glanfield. Term ends 2012. There is a vacancy in Uplands ward after the death of Independent councillor Linda Townley; as she died within six months of the end of her term in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Torbay council: Vacancy in Shiphay with the Willows ward after the death of Conservative councillor Roger Kerslake. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

West Midlands

  • Shropshire council: Byelection on 17 February in Quarry and Coton Hill division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Dr Maxwell Winchester, who is moving back to his native Australia. Term ends 2013.
  • Solihull borough council: Claire O’Kane was elected councillor for Olton ward on 20 January by a majority of nine votes. She retained the seat for the Liberal Democrats and thereby preserves the narrow majority for the Liberal Democrat/Labour coalition which runs the council. There is also a vacancy in Shirley West ward after the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Brynn Tudor, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace him.
  • South Staffordshire district council: Vacancy in Bilbrook ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Chairman of the council Ken Mackie. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced at a byelection.
  • Stafford borough council: Vacancy in Barlaston and Oulton ward after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Proctor. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Staffordshire Moorlands district council: Vacancy in Churnet ward after the death of veteran Independent councillor Lionel Richardson. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland