Cromer crabs to the Lib Dems

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / February 22, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

  • Camden borough council: Byelection on 14 March in Gospel Oak ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Sean Birch. Term ends 2014.
  • City of London Corporation: Vacancy in Dowgate ward following the resignation of Common Councilman Robin Sherlock, Deputy for the ward since 2002. As full council elections are due in March, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Harrow borough council: Christine Robson was elected councillor for West Harrow ward on 21 March, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Havering borough council: Byelection on 21 March in Gooshays ward after the death of Conservative councillor Dennis Bull. Term ends 2014.
  • Islington borough council: There are two byelections on 21 March. That in Junction ward follows the resignation of Arthur Graves, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat but had resigned the whip in April 2012; he is emigrating to Australia. That in St George’s ward follows the resignation of Labour councillor Jessica Asato following her selection as Parliamentary candidate for Norwich North. Both terms end in 2014.
  • Royal Borough of Kingston-on-Thames: Byelection on 28 February in Berrylands ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Frances Moseley. Term ends 2014.
  • Lewisham borough council: Byelection on 28 March in Evelyn ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Joseph Folorunso who has decided to focus his attention on an orphanage he set up in Togo. Term ends 2014.

North East

North West

  • Cumbria county council: Vacancy in Distington and Moresby division after the death of Labour county councillor Cam Ross. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Knowsley borough council: There are three vacancies, all caused by the deaths of sitting Labour councillors. Prescot East ward has a vacancy after the death of Derek McEgan; the term ends in 2016. Prescot West ward has a vacancy after the death of Bob Whiley; the term ends in 2015. St Michael’s ward has a vacancy after the death of cabinet member Ken Keith. The term there ends in 2014.
  • Oldham borough council: Byelection on 14 March in Royton South after the death of Labour councillor Phil Harrison. Term ends 2014. There is also a vacancy in Alexandra ward after the death of Labour councillor Dilys Fletcher; the term there ends in 2016.
  • Rochdale borough council: Vacancy in Norden ward after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Metcalfe. Term ends 2015.
  • Wigan borough council: Byelection on 4 April in Pemberton ward after the death of Labour councillor Barbara Bourne. Term ends 2015.
  • Wirral borough council: Byelection on 28 February in Pensby and Thingwall ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Don McCubbin. Term ends 2015.
  • Wyre borough council: Vacancy in Staina ward after the death of Conservative councillor and current Deputy Mayor, Ian Perkin. Term ends 2015.

South East

  • Arun district council: Byelection on 14 March in Aldwick East ward after the death of Conservative councillor Robin Brown. There is also a vacancy in Angmering ward after the death of Conservative councillor Julie Hazlehurst. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Ashford borough council: Byelection on 28 February in Beaver ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Rebecca Rutter. Term ends 2015.
  • Canterbury city council: Vacancy in Seasalter ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Cyril Windsor, who is emigrating to Australia. 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.
  • Kent county council: Vacancy in Gravesham East division following the resignation of Conservative councillor Bryan Sweetland, who was elected county councillor for Gravesham Rural division on 20 December 2012. The Gravesham East division will not be filled in a byelection as the full council election is less than six months away.
  • Reigate and Banstead borough council: Vacancy in South Park and Woodhatch ward after the death of Conservative councillor Frances King. Term ends 2014.
  • Runnymede borough council: Byelection on 14 March in Foxhills ward after the death of Conservative councillor Frances Barden. Term ends 2015.
  • Surrey county council: Vacancy in Earlswood and Reigate South division after the death of Conservative councillor Frances King. There will be no byelection as her term would have ended in May.
  • Tandridge district council: Impending vacancy in Burstow, Horne and Outwood ward due to the resignation on 11 March of Conservative councillor Michael Keenan, who is opposed to the Marriage (Same Sex couples) Bill. Term ends 2015.
  • Wycombe borough council: Vacancy in Disraeli ward after the resignation of Labour councillor and outgoing group leader Victoria Groulef, who has been selected as Parliamentary candidate for Reading West. Term ends 2015.

South West

  • Cornwall council: There are two vacancies. Ludgvan division is vacant after the resignation of Independent councillor Irene Bailey due to ill health; Rame division is vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor George Trubody, due to his non-council career. As there are full council elections due in May, there will not be byelections for replacements.
  • North Dorset district council: There are two byelections on 21 March following the resignations of a married couple of Conservative councillors. Former council leader Peter Webb has vacated The Stours ward while his wife Helen Webb has vacated Lodbourne ward. Both terms end in 2015.
  • West Dorset district council: Vacancy in Cam Vale ward after the death of Conservative councillor Richard Jungius. Term ends 2015.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Highland council: Impending vacancy in Landward Caithness ward due to the resignation, on medical advice, of Independent councillor Robert Coghill, to take effect on 28 February. Term ends 2017. The byelection is expected to be held on 2 May.
  • 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: Byelection on 28 February 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, which will take effect on 22 February. Term ends 2017. The byelection will take place on 3 May.