Rushmoor UKIP rushes away to Labour

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / January 3, 2014

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 in May.
  • St Edmundsbury borough council: Byelection on 9 January in Haverhill East ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Les Ager. Term ends 2015.
  • Southend on Sea council: Byelection on 23 January 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 byelections on 6 February. Peter Bruff ward follows the death of Conservative councillor Mitch Mitchell. St Johns ward follows 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

  • Blackpool council: Vacancy in Hawes Side ward after the death of former Mayor and Labour councillor Norman Hardy. Term ends 2015.
  • Cumbria county council: 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. A valid petition for a referendum on executive arrangements has been presented and so there will be a referendum on 22 May 2014 on whether to adopt a committee system.
  • Salford city council: Byelection on Tuesday 7 January in Swinton South ward after the death of Labour councillor Norbert Potter. Term ends 2015.
  • Trafford borough council: Byelection on 16 January in Broadheath ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Ken Weston. Term ends 2015.

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • East Ayrshire council: Vacancy in Kilmarnock North ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Andrew Hershaw. Term ends 2017. The ruling SNP/Conservative coalition would lose its overall majority if it lost the byelection.
  • Moray council: Byelection on 30 January 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 in Motherwell North ward after the death of Labour councillor Annita McAuley. Term ends 2017.