A good sword and a trusty hand!

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 years ago / November 25, 2011

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

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

North West

South East

  • Adur district council: Vacancy in Eastbrook ward following the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Gavin Ayling, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. The term ends May next year.
  • Ashford borough council: Rebecca Rutter was elected councillor for Beaver ward on 24 November, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Brighton and Hove city council: Byelection on 22 December in Westbourne ward, following the resignation of Conservative councillor and former council leader Brian Oxley. Term ends 2015.
  • Hampshire county council: Vacancy in Winchester Southern Parishes division after the death of Conservative councillor and Vice-Chairman of the council Frederick Allgood who was also a former Mayor of Winchester. Term ends 2013.
  • Portsmouth city council: Vacancy in Paulsgrove ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Blake. As he resigned within six months of his term ending in May next year, no byelection will be held.
  • Wycombe district council: Alex Slater was elected councillor for Hazlemere South ward on 24 November. He wins for the Liberal Democrats a seat previously held by the Conservatives.

South West

  • Cornwall council: Dr Loveday Jenkin was elected councillor for Wendron division on 24 November. She stood for Mebyon Kernow [Sons of Cornwall] and won a seat previously held by an Independent councillor; her win brings Mebyon Kernow to five seats on the council.
  • Forest of Dean district council: Vacancy in Cinderford West ward after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor of Cinderford Frank Beard. Term ends 2015.
  • Mid Devon district council: Byelection on 15 December in Clare and Shuttern ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nigel Burrough. Term ends 2015.
  • Somerset county council: Byelection on 1 December in Brent division after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Ham. Term ends 2013.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Argyll and Bute council: Vacancy in Oban South and The Isles ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Donald McIntosh. As it is less than six months until the end of his term, no byelection can be called.
  • Shetland Islands council: Byelection on 15 December in Central ward after the resignation of non-party councillor Iris Hawkins, who is to be married. Term ends May next year.
  • South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 8 December in Hamilton West and Earnock ward after the death of Independent councillor Tommy Gilligan. Term ends May next year.