Conference week double for Lib Dems in Woking and Oxford

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / September 20, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East of England

 

East Midlands

  • Charnwood borough council: There are two byelections on 24 October, in Loughborough Hastings ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Litu Choudhury, and in Shepshed West ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Bernard Burr. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Corby borough council: Vacancy in Kingswood ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Maureen Forshaw due to ill health. Term ends 2015.
  • East Lindsey district council: Byelection on 3 October in Chapel St Leonards ward after the resignation of East Lindsey Independent Group councillor Philip Leivers. Term ends 2015.
  • Harborough district council: Vacancy in Bosworth ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Brian Smith. Term ends 2015.

 

London

 

North East

 

North West

 

South East

  • Aylesbury Vale district council: Byelection on 3 October in Oakfield ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Patrick, who was town Mayor of Aylesbury. Term ends 2015.
  • Canterbury city council: Mike Bull, candidate of the UK Independence Party, was elected councillor for Seasalter ward on 19 September. He gains a seat previously held by the Conservative Party.
  • Cherwell district council: Byelection on 26 September in Banbury Ruscote ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Pat Cartledge. Term ends 2015.
  • Chichester district council: Byelection on 17 October in Westbourne ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Maureen Elliott. Term ends 2015.
  • East Hampshire district council: Ingrid Thomas was elected councillor for Four Marks and Medstead ward on 19 September, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Havant borough council: Byelection on 24 October in Waterloo ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor John Hunt due to ill health. Term ends 2016.
  • Mole Valley district council: Byelection on 26 September in Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Rebecca McCheyne who is moving out of the district. Term ends 2015.
  • Oxford city council: Louise Upton was elected councillor for North ward on 19 September, gaining for the Labour Party a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Sevenoaks district council: Byelection on 26 September in Crockenhill and Well Hill ward after the death of Labour councillor Jenny Dibsdall, who was elected in a March 2012 byelection. Term ends 2015.
  • Spelthorne borough council: Vacancy in Riverside and Laleham ward after the death of the Mayor of Spelthorne, Isobel Napper, who was a Conservative councillor. Term ends 2015. The byelection is expected to be called for 7 November.
  • West Oxfordshire district council: Vacancy in Chipping Norton ward after the death of Labour councillor Rob Evans. Term ends 2016.
  • West Sussex county council: Byelection on 26 September in Storrington division after the death of Conservative councillor Frank Wilkinson. There will then be a byelection on 24 October in Warnham and Rusper division after the death of Conservative councillor Mick Hodgson. Both terms end in 2017.
  • Woking borough council: Rashid Mohammed was elected councillor for Maybury and Sheerwater ward on 17 September. He wins for the Conservative Party a seat previously held by a Liberal Democrat whose election was declared void.

 

South West

  • Cheltenham borough council: Ian Bickerton, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Leckhampton ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent because of his opposition to the planning policies of the Liberal Democrat-led council.
  • Forest of Dean district council: There are two byelections on 26 September, both caused by the deaths of councillors. Coleford East ward was vacated by the death of Labour councillor Frank Baynham. Redmarley ward was vacated by Conservative councillor Peter Ede. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Mid Devon district council: Byelection on 26 September in Way ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sarah Fox. Term ends 2015.
  • Taunton Deane district council: Byelection on 3 October in Taunton Halcon ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor and former Mayor, Steve Brooks. Term ends 2015.
  • Teignbridge district council: Byelection on 24 October in Bovey ward after the resignation of veteran councillor Fernley Holmes, who was last elected as a Conservative but was sitting as an Independent councillor. Term ends 2015. It is also noted that two councillors elected for the Liberal Democrats are now members of the Independent group (Mike Hocking of Newton Abbot Bradley ward, and Carol Bunday of Newton Abbot College ward), along with one elected for the Conservatives (Kelvyn Shantry of Newton Abbot College ward).

 

West Midlands

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

 

Wales

 

Scotland