Dacorum Ron won, Dacorum Ron won

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / March 24, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Ashfield district council: Byelection on 2 May in Sutton Central after the resignation of Labour councillor Mick Coppin. Term ends 2015.
  • Boston borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Staniland South ward after the death of Conservative councillor Paul Mould. Term ends 2015.
  • Chesterfield borough council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both due to the resignations of Labour councillors. St Helens ward has a vacant seat after the resignation of Angela Reynolds, and St Leonards ward has a vacant seat after the resignation of Nick Stringer. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Daventry district council: Byelection on 2 May in Brixworth ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nick Bunting. Term ends 2016.
  • Derbyshire county council: Juliette Stevens, who was elected for the Conservatives in Heage division, has joined the UK Independence Party. Her move means that the Conservative administration has lost its overall majority. There is a vacancy in Buxton West division after the disqualification of Conservative county councillor Robin Baldry, who has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft of subsistence allowances. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • East Lindsey district council: Victoria Ayling, who was elected for the Conservatives in Stickney ward, has joined the UK Independence Party. Byelection on 2 May in Coningsby and Tattersall ward after the death of veteran Liberal Democrat councillor and former council chairman Ray Curtis. Term ends 2015.
  • Harborough district council: Vacancy in Thurnby and Houghton ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor and former council chairman Jan Tooley. Term ends 2015.
  • Kettering borough council: There are two vacancies. Avondale Grange ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Labour councillor Paul Corrazo. Welland ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alison Wiley. Both terms end in 2015. The byelections are likely to be held on 2 May.
  • Leicester city council: Vacancy in Abbey ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Colin Marriott. Term ends 2015. The byelection is likely to be held on 2 May.
  • Leicestershire county council: The suspension of Tony Kershaw (Quorn and Barrow division) from the Conservative group has been lifted after the police decided to take no further action against him.
  • Lincolnshire county council: Vacancy in Lincoln Bracebridge division after the resignation of Conservative county councillor Rachel Hubbard due to ill health. As her term was due to end in May, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Nottingham city council: There are two byelections on 4 April. That in Bilborough ward follows the death of Labour councillor and twice Sheriff of Nottingham, Derek Cresswell. That in Wollaton and Lenton East ward follows the resignation of Labour councillor Stuart Fox. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Rushcliffe borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Leake ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Brian Dale. Term ends 2015.
  • Wellingborough borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Earls Barton ward after the death of Labour councillor Peter Wright. Term ends 2015.

East of England

  • Babergh district council: Byelection on 2 May in Bures St. Mary ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Peter Holbrook. Term ends 2015.
  • Basildon borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Wickford Castledon ward after the death of Conservative councillor Sylvia Buckley. Term ends 2015.
  • Cambridge city council: Byelection on 2 May in Abbey ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Adam Pogonowski, who was originally elected as a member of the Green Party. As a result of his resignation, the Liberal Democrat administration has an overall majority. Term ends 2014.
  • Colchester borough council: Vacancy in West Mersea ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Glenn Granger. Term ends 2016. The byelection is likely to take place on 2 May.
  • Dacorum borough council: Ron Tindall, candidate of the Liberal Democrats, was elected councillor for Adeyfield West ward on 21 March, gaining the seat from the Labour Party. There is an impending vacancy in Watling ward as Conservative councillor David Lloyd has said he will resign his seat next week to concentrate on his role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire. The byelection is likely to be on 2 May. His term ends in 2015.
  • East Hertfordshire district council: There are three seats vacant. Bishops Stortford Meads has a seat vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jill Demonti. Buntingford ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor Surjit Singh Basra due to ill health. Watton-at-Stone ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of veteran Conservative councillor Nigel Poulton. All three terms end in 2015 and the byelections are expected to be held on 2 May.
  • Essex county council: Vacancy in Rochford South division after the death of Conservative councillor Roy Pearson. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection for his replacement.
  • Fenland district council: Byelection on 28 March in Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary ward after the death of Conservative councillor Robert Scrimshaw. Term ends 2015.
  • Hertsmere borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Borehamwood Hillside ward following the resignation of Conservative councillor Hannah David to concentrate on her Parliamentary candidacy in Harrow West. Term ends 2016.
  • Huntingdonshire district council: Byelection on 2 May in Brampton ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat group leader Peter Downes. Term ends 2016.
  • Ipswich borough council: There are two byelections on 2 May. Alexandra ward will elect a councillor after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Ken Bates. Whitehouse ward will hold an election after the resignation of Labour councillor David Ball who is moving out of the borough. Both terms end in 2014.
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk borough council: Vacancy in Snettisham ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor David Johnson. Term ends 2015.
  • Luton borough council: Byelection in Wigmore ward on Wednesday 10 April after the death of veteran Liberal Democrat councillor Roy Davies (who is not to be confused with veteran Luton Labour councillor Roy Davis). Term ends 2015.
  • Norfolk county council: Vacancy in North Coast division after the resignation of Stephen Bett, who has been elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk. He was elected as a Conservative but was sitting as an Independent at the time of his resignation. No byelection can be held because full council elections are due in May.
  • Norwich city council: Byelection on 2 May in Mancroft ward following the resignation of Green Party councillor Graeme Gee. Term ends 2014.
  • Rochford district council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors. Hawkwell ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of Robert Pointer; the term ends in 2015. Whitehouse ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of Peter Webster; the term ends in 2014.
  • St Edmundsbury borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Abbeygate ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Richard Rout. Term ends 2015.
  • South Cambridgeshire district council: Byelection on 2 May in Balsham ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Pauline Jarvis. Term ends 2014.
  • Southend-on-Sea council: Alex Kaye, who was elected as an Independent councillor in Thorpe ward, has joined the Conservative group. Her move has given the Conservative administration an overall majority.
  • Tendring district council: Byelection on 28 March in Harwich West ward after the death of Labour councillor Les Double. Term ends 2015.
  • Uttlesford district council: Byelection on 2 May in Newport ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Wilcock. Term ends 2015.
  • Watford borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Woodside ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Burtenshaw. Term ends 2015.
  • Waveney district council: Byelection on 2 May in Harbour ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Tess Gandy. As a result of her resignation, the Conservative group now has an overall majority. Term ends 2015.

London

  • Barking and Dagenham borough council: Vacancy in Longbridge ward after the death of the chairman of the council, Nirmal Singh Gill, who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2014.
  • City of London Corporation: The full council elections on Thursday 21 March saw no candidates sponsored by political parties win seats on the Common council. One of the successful candidates, Patrick Streeter (Bishopsgate ward) had signed the City Reform Group‘s pledges. Four successful candidates appeared to be clearly allied to the Young Britons’ Foundation, whose campaign activities had attracted press attention.
  • Harrow borough council: Husain Akhtar, who was elected as a Conservative but left the party in November 2012, has joined the Labour Party.
  • Havering borough council: Lawrence Webb of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Gooshays ward on 21 March. He gains a seat previously held by the Conservative Party.
  • Islington borough council: Kaya Makarou-Schwartz was elected councillor for Junction ward, and Kat Fletcher was elected councillor for St George’s ward, on 21 March. Both are members of the Labour Party; while St George’s ward was previously Labour, Junction ward was previously held by an Independent elected as a Liberal Democrat.
  • 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.
  • Westminster city council: Byelection on 2 May in Marylebone High Street after the resignation of Conservative councillor Harvey Marshall. Term ends 2014.

North East

  • Darlington council: Byelection on 11 April in Lascelles ward after the death of Labour councillor Jacqui Maddison. Term ends 2015.
  • Durham Council: Vacancy in Aycliffe West division after the death of Labour councillor Enid Paylor. As her term was due to end in May, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Middlesbrough council: Vacancy in Pallister ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Barry Coppinger, now Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland. Term ends 2015.
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: There are two byelections on 25 April. Castle ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Laverick. South Heaton ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Labour councillor Henri Murison, who is moving out of the city. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Sunderland city council: Byelection on 2 May in Houghton ward after the death of Labour councillor Kath Rolph. Term ends 2015.

North West

  • Allerdale district council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignation of Conservative councillors. Derwent Valley ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of former council leader Tim Heslop, and Wampool ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of Stuart Moffat. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Cheshire East council: Byelection on 25 April in Macclesfield Hurdsfield ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Gill Boston, who has been appointed to the East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning group. Term ends 2015.
  • Copeland borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Hensingham ward following the resignation of Labour councillor Norman Williams. Term ends 2015.
  • 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 byelections on 4 April, all caused by the deaths of sitting Labour councillors. Prescot East ward will elect a councillor after the death of Derek McEgan; the term ends in 2016. Prescot West ward will elect a successor to Bob Whiley; the term ends in 2015. St Michael’s ward will fill a vacancy left by the death of cabinet member Ken Keith. The term there ends in 2014.
  • Oldham borough council: Byelection on 9 May in Alexandra ward after the death of Labour councillor Dilys Fletcher. Term ends 2016.
  • Rochdale borough council: Byelection on 25 April in Norden ward after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Metcalfe. Term ends 2015.
  • St Helens borough council: Vacancy in Windle ward after the death of Labour councillor Pat Martinez-Williams. Term ends 2015.
  • Salford city council: Vacancy in Weaste and Seedley ward after the death of Labour councillor Jan Rochford. Term ends 2015.
  • South Ribble district council: There are three byelections on 2 May, all caused by the resignations of councillors. They are Howick and Priory ward, vacated by Conservative councillor Mary Robinson; Leyland St Ambrose, vacated by Labour councillor Sarah Tomlinson; and Leyland St Mary’s, vacated by Conservative councillor Michael McNulty. All terms end in 2015.
  • Wigan borough council: Byelection on 4 April in Pemberton ward after the death of Labour councillor Barbara Bourne. Term ends 2015.
  • Wyre borough council: There are three byelections on 2 May. Park ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Labour councillor Julie Grunshaw, and Pharos ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of her husband and fellow Labour councillor Clive Grunshaw, now Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. Staina ward has a seat vacant after the death of Conservative councillor and current Deputy Mayor, Ian Perkin. Term ends 2015.

South East

  • Adur district council: Byelection on 2 May in Southlands ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Graysmark. Term ends 2016.
  • Arun district council: Two councillors who were elected as Conservatives have left the party to sit as Independent councillors. They are Adam Cunard (Bersted ward) and his mother, Sandra Daniells (Orchard ward). Byelection on 18 April in Angmering ward following the death of Julie Hazlehurst. Term ends 2015.
  • Ashford borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Saxon Shore ward after the death of the leader of the council, Conservative councillor Peter Wood. 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.
  • Cherwell district council: Byelection on 2 May in Hook Norton ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Victoria Irvine. 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.
  • Elmbridge borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Claygate ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Jimmy Cartwright. Term ends 2014.
  • Gravesham borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Painters Ash ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Colin Dennis. Term ends 2015.
  • Guildford borough council: There are three byelections on 2 May, all caused by the resignations of councillors. Ash South and Tongham ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor Doug Richards. Ash Wharf ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor John Randall. Stoughton ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Wendy May. All three terms end in 2015.
  • Havant borough council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors. Bedhampton ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Jenny Wride. Emsworth ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of David Gillett. Both terms end in 2014.
  • Horsham district council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors. Chantry ward has a vacant seat after the resignation of Chris Mason. Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead ward has a vacant seat after the resignation of Andrew Dunlop. Both terms end in 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.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Byelection on 2 May in Cuckfield ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Katy Bourne, now Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex. Term ends 2015.
  • Oxford city council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the resignation of Labour councillors. Churchill ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of Joe McManners. Rose Hill and Iffley ward has a seat vacant following the resignation of Antonia Bance. Both terms end in 2014 and the byelections are expected to be held on 2 May.
  • Reigate and Banstead borough council: Vacancy in South Park and Woodhatch ward after the death of Conservative councillor Frances King. Term ends 2014.
  • Spelthorne borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Sunbury East ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Nichols. 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: Byelection on 2 May in Burstow, Horne and Outwood ward due to the resignation of Conservative councillor Michael Keenan, who is opposed to the Marriage (Same Sex couples) Bill. Term ends 2015.
  • Vale of White Horse district council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the resignations of Liberal Democrat councillors. Greendown ward is vacant after the resignation of Andrew Crawford. Marcham and Shippon ward is vacant after the resignation of Jane Hanna. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Waverley borough council: Elliot Nichols, who was elected for the Conservatives in Farnham Firgrove ward, has joined the UK Independence Party. There is vacancy in Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nerissa Warner-O’Neill. Term ends 2015.
  • West Oxfordshire district council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors. Carterton South ward follows the resignation of Joe Walcott; the term ends in 2014. Witney East ward follows the resignation of Sian Davies, who is moving out of the district. The term ends in 2015.
  • Worthing borough council: Byelection on 2 May in Goring ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Steve Waight, now deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for West Sussex. Term ends 2014.
  • 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

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors in connection with the Police and Crime Commissionership for Humberside. Mid Holderness ward has a vacancy due to the resignation of Matthew Grove, now Police and Crime Commissioner. Howdenshire ward has a vacancy due to the resignation of Paul Robinson, now Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. Both terms end in 2015 and the byelections are expected to take place on 2 May.
  • Hambleton district council: Byelection on 2 May in Whitestonecliffe ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nigel Clack. Term ends 2015.
  • Leeds city council: Vacancy in Cross Gates and Whinmoor ward after the death of Labour councillor Suzi Armitage. Term ends 2016.
  • North East Lincolnshire council: Byelection on 4 April in Humberston and New Waltham ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor John Colebrook. Term ends 2014.
  • Ryedale district council: There are two byelections on 2 May, after the resignations of a married couple of Conservative councillors. Vivienne Knaggs has vacated Pickering East ward, while her husband Keith (a former leader of the council) has vacated Ryedale South West ward. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Scarborough borough council: There are two byelections on 2 May, both caused by the resignations of Conservative councillors. Esk Valley ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Tim Lawn. Streonshalh ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Sandra Turner. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Sheffield city council: Byelection on 2 May in Fulwood ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Janice Sidebottom. Term ends 2014.

Wales

Scotland