The Barnet Spring continues

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 years ago / June 1, 2012

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

North West

  • Carlisle city council: Byelection on 21 June in Harraby ward after the death of Labour councillor Dave Weedall who was the longest serving councillor in the City. Term ends 2014.
  • Fylde borough council: Byelection on 5 July in Heyhouses ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Peter Wood. Term ends 2015. His resignation removes, at least temporarily, the Conservative overall majority.
  • Liverpool city council: There are two byelections on 5 July. Allerton and Hunts Cross ward will elect a councillor after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Vera Best, who has since died. Riverside ward will elect the councillor successor of Joe Anderson, the Labour Party group leader, who was elected Mayor in May. Both terms end in 2014.
  • Oldham borough council: Byelection on 14 June in Failsworth East ward after the death of Labour councillor Barbara Dawson. Term ends 2014.

South East

South West

  • Bournemouth borough council: David D’Orton-Gibson of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Redhill and Northbourne ward on 31 May. He holds the seat for his party.
  • Cotswold district council: Julian Beale was elected councillor for Fosseridge ward on 31 May. He holds the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • South Gloucestershire council: Ben Walker, who was elected as a Conservative in Bradley Stoke North ward, has joined the UK Independence Party. He cites a smear campaign against him by local Conservatives, which also led to the refusal to elect him as Chairman of the Council earlier in the month. As there are no other UKIP councillors he is unable to form a group and will sit as an Independent.
  • West Devon district council: Byelection on 21 June in Tavistock North ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Harper. Term ends 2015.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • No updates this week.