Quite remarkable result in Dunstable

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / September 13, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East of England

 

East Midlands

  • Charnwood borough council: James Poland was elected councillor for Wreake Villages ward on 12 September, holding the seat for the Conservative Party. There is a byelection on 24 October in Shepshed West ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Bernard Burr. There is a further seat vacant in Loughborough Hastings ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Litu Choudhury. Both terms end in 2015.
  • East Lindsey district council: Neil Jones was elected councillor for Frithville ward on 12 September. He gains for the Conservative Party a seat previously held by the East Lindsey Independent Group. There is also a 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.
  • Lincolnshire county council: Chris Pain, who was elected for the UK Independence Party in Wainfleet and Burgh division, has left the party to set up a separate ‘UKIP Lincolnshire’ group on the council. Five other councillors previously in the UK Independence Party group have joined him: John Beaver (Gainsborough Hill division), Richard Fairman (Spalding East and Moulton division), Alan Jesson (Spalding South division), Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright (Boston North West division), and Bob McAuley (Boston West division). As a result the Labour group is now the official opposition on the council.
  • Rutland county council: Marc Oxley, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Uppingham ward, has joined the Green Party.

 

London

  • Brent borough council: Impending vacancy in Dudden Hill ward where Liberal Democrat councillor Rev David Clues has said he is intending to resign in November (within six months of a full council election). He has been living and working in Brighton since December 2011.
  • Harrow borough council: The Conservative group has requisitioned a special meeting of the council for Monday 16 September to call for a change of leadership. They have since May been supporting the Harrow Independent Labour Group administration who have only eight councillors, and a change of leadership is therefore possible. The Independent Labour Group are very unhappy that the meeting was called by the council’s Director of Legal Services (although the Director’s action appears to be required under paragraph 3(2), schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972).

 

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: Byelection on 19 September in Seasalter ward after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Mike Sharp. Term ends 2015.
  • 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: Byelection on 19 September in Four Marks and Medstead ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Pat Seward. Term ends 2015.
  • Fareham borough council: Dave Whittingham of Fareham North West ward has returned to the Conservative Party, for whom he was originally elected. He had left the group to sit as an Independent a year ago, then joined the UK Independence Party in April this year.
  • 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: Byelection on 19 September in North ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor and former Lord Mayor Alan Armitage. Term ends 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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: Byelection on Tuesday 17 September in Maybury and Sheerwater ward after the avoidance of the election of Liberal Democrat councillor Mohammed Bashir as a result of an election petition. Term ends 2016.

 

South West

  • 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.

 

West Midlands

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

 

Wales

 

Scotland