Lotta Scotter bother for Tories

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / December 20, 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.
  • Fenland district council: Michelle Tanfield was elected councillor for Elm and Christchurch ward on 19 December, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Forest Heath district council: John Bloodworth, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected councillor for Market ward on 19 December. He held his party’s seat by three votes over the UK Independence Party candidate in a straight fight.
  • St Edmundsbury borough council: Byelection on 9 January 2014 in Haverhill East ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Les Ager. Term ends 2015.
  • Southend on Sea council: Byelection on 23 January 2014 in West Leigh ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Gwen Horrigan due to ill health. Term ends 2015. The Conservatives would lose their overall majority if they do not retain the seat.
  • Tendring district council: There are two vacancies. Peter Bruff ward has a vacancy after the death of Conservative councillor Mitch Mitchell. St Johns ward has a vacancy after the sudden resignation of the Leader of the council, Conservative councillor Peter Halliday, who has fallen out with colleagues and with the local Member of Parliament. Both terms end in 2015.

East Midlands

London

  • Bexley borough council: Vacancy in Sidcup ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jackie Evans, due to ill health. No byelection will be held to replace her.
  • Brent borough council: Vacancy in Dudden Hill ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Rev David Clues, who has been living and working in Brighton since December 2011.
  • Corporation of London: There are two vacancies on the non-partisan Common Council. Castle Baynard ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Ray Catt, and Portsoken ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Shadique Gani. Both terms end in 2017.
  • Waltham Forest borough council: Vacancy in Higham Hill ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Geoff Hammond. As the vacancy occurred within six months of the end of the term, no byelection will be held.

North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Highland council: Jennifer Barclay was elected as councillor for Black Isle ward on 19 December, succeeding her late husband. Like him she is politically Independent.
  • Moray council: Byelection on 30 January 2014 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: Byelection on 23 January 2014 in Motherwell North ward after the death of Labour councillor Annita McAuley. Term ends 2017.