Gray goes from Yellow to Red

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 years ago / November 9, 2012

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

  • Brentwood borough council: Byelection on 6 December in Shenfield ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lionel Lee. Term ends 2014.
  • Central Bedfordshire council: There are two byelections on 15 November. Biggleswade South ward will elect a new councillor after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Vickers. Silsoe and Shillington ward will elect a new councillor after the resignation of Conservative councillor Iain MacKilligan. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Chelmsford borough council: Vacancy in Broomfield and The Walthams ward after the death of the longest serving councillor, Delmas Ashford. Ashford was an Independent councillor for most of his career, except for 1999-2011 when he was a Conservative. Term ends 2015.
  • Fenland district council: Vacancy in Hill ward after the death of Conservative councillor Bruce Wegg. Term ends 2015.
  • Harlow borough council: Byelection on 15 November in Toddbrook ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Bob Davis. Term ends 2015.
  • North Hertfordshire district council: There are two byelections on 15 November. Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo ward will elect a successor after the death of Conservative councillor David Miller; the term ends in 2014. Letchworth South East ward will elect a successor to Conservative councillor Richard Harman, who has resigned; the term there ends in 2015.
  • Norwich city council: There are two vacancies. Crome ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Labour Party councillor and former Lord Mayor Jenny Lay, who is fighting cancer; the term ends in 2014. Nelson ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Green Party councillor David Rogers, who has denounced his former party; the term ends in 2016.
  • St Edmundsbury borough council: Byelection on 15 November in Risbygate ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Josh Hordern. Term ends 2015.
  • Watford borough council: Byelection on 15 November in Central ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Chris Leslie, who is taking up a new job in the midlands. Term ends 2014.
  • Waveney district council: Byelection on 15 November in Beccles South ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Alan Thwaites. Term ends 2015.

London

North East

North West

  • Bury borough council: There will be byelections on 15 November in two wards after the resignations of two Conservative councillors. Church ward will elect a successor to former council leader Bob Bibby, while North Manor ward will elect a successor to Jim Taylor. Both terms end in 2014.
  • Eden district council: Byelection on 15 November in Penrith Pategill ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Harding, who has pleaded guilty to affray. Term ends 2015. The byelection is expected to be held on 15 November.
  • Liverpool city council: Byelection on 15 November in Knotty Ash ward due to the resignation of Labour councillor Jacqui Nasuh. Term ends 2014.
  • Manchester city council: Byelection on 15 November in Ardwick ward after the death of Labour councillor and former Lord Mayor Tom O’Callaghan. Term ends 2016.
  • Oldham borough council: Byelection on 15 November in Failsworth West ward after the death of Labour councillor Glenys Butterworth. Term ends 2015.
  • Wirral borough council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the deaths of sitting councillors. Heswall ward has a seat vacant after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Johnson; the term ends in 2016. Leasowe and Moreton East ward has a seat vacant after the death of Labour councillor Anne McArdle; the term there ends in 2014.

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Bradford city council: Byelection on 15 November in Wharfedale ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Matt Palmer, who is moving to Jersey but has also criticised the management of the authority. Term ends 2015. Meanwhile Imdad Hussain, who was elected for the Labour Party in Heaton ward but was suspended from membership over his business affairs, has joined the Peace Party.
  • Harrogate borough council: Byelection on 15 November in Rossett ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Michelle Woolley. Term ends 2014. There is also a byelection on 13 December in Bilton ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alec Brown, who is moving to London. Term ends 2015.
  • Ryedale district council: Byelection on 15 November in Norton West ward after the death of Conservative councillor Judith Denniss. Term ends 2015.

Wales

Scotland