A noble spirit embiggens the Stoke City Independents

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 years ago / July 27, 2012

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Blaby district council: Vacancy in Pastures ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ted Webster-Williams who is moving out of the district. Term ends 2015.
  • Lincolnshire county council: Byelection on 2 August in Lincoln East division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sara Cliff, who was under criticism for her poor attendance record since moving to Cambridgeshire. There is also a byelection on 6 September in Nettleham and Saxilby division after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Ray Sellars. Both terms end in 2013.
  • Nottinghamshire county council: Vacancy in Rufford division after the death of Independent county councillor Les Ward. Term ends 2013.
  • South Holland district council: There are two byelections on 2 August. The byelection in Fleet ward is caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Shaun Keeble; the byelection in Long Sutton ward arises after the death of veteran Independent councillor Dennis Tennant. Both terms end in 2015.
  • West Lindsey district council: Byelection on 6 September in Nettleham ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Ray Sellars. Term ends 2015.

East of England

London

  • Brent borough council: Dhiraj Kataria, who was elected for the Labour Party in Welsh Harp ward, has been excluded from the Labour group. The decision arises out of a longrunning planning dispute in which Kataria claimed that the former Labour leader had behaved inappropriately; he was found to have sent his complaint to the opposition Liberal Democrat group. Kataria disputes the decision and plans to appeal.
  • Corporation of London: Mark Clarke was elected common councilman for Farringdon Within ward on 26 July. He stood as a candidate without description and the council has no political groups.

North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

South East

South West

  • Cornwall council: Vacancy in St Keverne and Meneage division after the death of Independent councillor Pam Lyne. Term ends 2013.
  • South Gloucestershire council: Byelection on 6 September in Dodington ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Dafydd Holbrook. Term ends 2015.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland