Kent Conservatives play swapsies

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 years ago / December 21, 2012

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

North West

  • Oldham borough council: Vacancy in Royton South after the death of Labour councillor Phil Harrison. Term ends 2014.
  • Wirral borough council: There are two byelections on 17 January 2013. The poll in Leasowe and Moreton East ward follows the death of Labour councillor Anne McArdle; term ends in 2014. The poll in Heswall ward follows the death of Conservative councillor Peter Johnson; the term there ends in 2016.

South East

  • Arun district council: Vacancy in Aldwick East ward after the death of Conservative councillor Robin Brown. Term ends 2015.
  • Dover district council: Vacancy in Maxton, Elms Vale and Priory ward after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor Diane Smallwood. Term ends 2015.
  • Gravesham borough council: Julia Burgoyne was elected councillor for Meopham North ward on 20 December, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Kent county council: Bryan Sweetland was elected county councillor for Gravesham Rural division on 20 December, retaining the seat for the Conservative Party. He was county councillor for Gravesham East division immediately before the election but has now resigned that seat; as there is less than six months before the full council election, it will remain vacant.
  • Runnymede borough council: Vacancy in Foxhills ward after the death of Conservative councillor Frances Barden. Term ends 2015.
  • Spelthorne borough council: Bernie Spoor was elected councillor for Sunbury Common ward on 19 December. He wins for the Liberal Democrats a seat which had previously been held by that party, although the outgoing councillor had been sitting as an Independent at the time of his resignation.

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • No updates this week.

Wales

Scotland

  • Moray council: Byelection on 7 March 2013 in Heldon and Laich ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Carolle Ralph, who has stepped down after becoming the victim of a hate-mail campaign. Term ends 2017.
  • North Lanarkshire council: Vacancy in Coatbridge West ward after the death of Labour councillor Tom Maginnis. Term ends 2017.
  • Scottish Borders council: Impending vacancy in Leaderdale and Melrose ward due to the resignation of the leader of the Borders Party, Nicholas Watson. Term ends 2017.
  • South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 14 February in Rutherglen South ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Anne Higgins. Term ends 2017. Her death means that Labour now has exactly half of the seats and would gain overall control of the council if a Labour councillor was elected in the byelection.