40 years after Margo, Govan goes the other way

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / October 11, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East of England

  • Epping Forest district council: Vacancy in Loughton Forest ward after the death of Loughton Residents’ Association councillor Colin Finn. Term ends May next year.
  • Luton council: Byelection on 17 October in Barnfield ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Martin Pantling. Term ends 2015.
  • Norfolk county council: Byelection on 24 October in North Walsham East division after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Ed Foss. Term ends 2017.
  • Thurrock council: Byelection on 17 October in Stifford Clays ward after the death of Labour councillor Diana Hale. Term ends 2015. The Labour group would lose its overall majority if it failed to hold the seat.

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: Byelection on 7 November in Kingswood ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Maureen Forshaw due to ill health. Term ends 2015.
  • Harborough district council: Byelection on 7 November in Bosworth ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Brian Smith. Term ends 2015.
  • Nottingham city council: There are two byelections on 7 November in Dales ward and Radford and Park ward. They follow the resignations respectively of Ken Williams for health reasons, and his wife Steph Williams, who is to care for him.

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: Byelection on 7 November in Harrow on the Hill ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Ann Gate, who is moving to Gloucestershire. Term ends May next year.

North East

North West

South East

South West

  • Bournemouth council: Byelection on 14 November in Winton East ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Anniina Davie. 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.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Barnsley borough council: Caroline Makinson was elected as councillor for Royston ward on 10 October. She holds the seat for the Labour Party.
  • North Yorkshire county council: Mike Jordan was elected county councillor for South Selby division on 10 October, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Scarborough borough council: Byelection on 21 November in Eastfield ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Geoff Evans for family health reasons. Term ends 2015.
  • City of Wakefield council: Vacancy in Horbury and South Ossett ward after the death of the Mayor of Wakefield, Brian Holmes, who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2015.

Wales

Scotland

  • Fife council: Byelection on 24 October in Dunfermline South ward after the death of Labour councillor Mike Rumney. Term ends 2017.
  • Glasgow city council: John Kane was elected councillor for Govan ward on 10 October. He wins for the Labour Party a seat previously held by a member of the Scottish National Party. There is a vacancy in Shettleston ward after the death of Labour councillor George Ryan. Term ends 2017.
  • Highland council: Byelection on 28 November in Landward Caithness ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Alex MacLeod, who has been charged with incurring excessive expenses at his election. Term ends 2017.
  • Scottish Borders council: Keith Cockburn was elected councillor for Tweeddale West ward on 10 October, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
  • South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 24 October in Hamilton South ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Bobby Lawson. Term ends 2017.