Stoke does like Mundays

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / November 15, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East of England

East Midlands

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.
  • Lambeth borough council: Byelection on 28 November in Vassall ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Kingsley Abrams, who is devoting his time to the Parliamentary selection in Brent Central. Term ends May next year.

North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

  • Allerdale district council: Andrew Lawson was elected councillor for Seaton ward on 14 November. He wins for the Labour Party a seat previously held by an Independent, and as a result the Labour group’s overall majority is confirmed.
  • Bolton borough council: Byelection on 19 December in Harper Green ward after the death of veteran Labour councillor Margaret Clare. Term ends 2015.
  • Cumbria county council: Celia Tibble was elected county councillor for Seaton division on 14 November; she gains for the Labour Party a seat previously held by an Independent. Meanwhile there is a vacancy in Carlisle Belle Vue division after the death of veteran Labour councillor Ian Stockdale. Term ends 2017.
  • Fylde borough council: Vacancy in St John’s ward after the death of the Deputy Mayor, Kath Harper, who was elected as an Independent candidate sponsored by the Ratepayers’ Association. Term ends 2015.
  • Liverpool city council: Byelection on 5 December in Riverside ward after the sudden resignation of the deputy Mayor, Labour councillor Paul Brant. Term ends 2015.
  • Manchester city council: Byelection on 5 December in Ancoats and Clayton ward after the death of Labour councillor Mike Carmody. Term ends 2016.
  • St Helens borough council: Byelection on 28 November in Billinge and Seneley Green ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Alison Bacon. Term ends 2016.
  • Salford city council: Byelection on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in Swinton South ward after the death of Labour councillor Norbert Potter. Term ends 2015.
  • Trafford borough council: Vacancy in Broadheath ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Ken Weston. Term ends 2015.

South East

  • Bracknell Forest council: Byelection on 28 November in Winkfield and Cranbourne ward after the death of Conservative councillor Mary Ballin, who was executive member for planning and transport. Term ends 2015.
  • Dartford borough council: Byelection on 5 December in Swanscombe ward after the death of Swanscombe Residents Association councillor Leslie Bobby. Term ends 2015.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Byelection on 19 December in Haywards Heath Franklands ward after the death of Conservative councillor John de Mierre. Term ends 2015.
  • South Bucks district council: Byelection on 12 December in Iver Village and Richings Park ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Oxley, who was the only member of his party on the council. Term ends 2015.
  • West Sussex county council: Byelection on 19 December in Haywards Heath East division after the death of Conservative county councillor John de Mierre. Term ends 2017.

South West

  • Bournemouth council: Pat Oakley was elected councillor for Winton East ward on 14 November, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Wiltshire council: Vacancy in Ethandune division after the death of Conservative councillor Linda Conley, who was portfolio holder for waste. Term ends 2017.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Glasgow city council: Byelection on 5 December 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. There will then be a byelection on 19 December in Black Isle ward after the death of Independent councillor Billy Barclay. Both terms end in 2017.
  • Moray council: Vacancy in Buckie ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Anne McKay. Term ends 2017. The current Independent and Conservative administration would lose its overall majority if the new councillor does not support it.
  • North Lanarkshire council: Vacancy in Motherwell North ward after the death of Labour councillor Annita McAuley. Term ends 2017.