Tories take Soham

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / June 20, 2014

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • East Cambridgeshire: Hamish Ross was elected councillor for Soham South ward on 19 June. Conservative gain from Independent.
  • Stratford-on-Avon: Tony Bromwich was elected councillor for Southam ward on 19 June. Conservative win; previously held by an Independent elected as a Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

Dates for byelections

  • Herefordshire: The byelections due in Ledbury and Leominster South divisions will both take place on 17 July.
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk: The byelection due in Airfield ward will take place on 17 July.
  • Maidstone: The byelection due in Staplehurst ward will take place on 24 July.
  • Northumberland: The byelection due in Longhoughton division will take place on 24 July.
  • Oxford: The byelection due in Cowley ward will take place on 17 July.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf: The byelection due in Aberaman North division will take place on 24 July.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: The byelection due in Clewer North ward will take place on 24 July.

Other updates

  • Colchester: The Liberal Democrat/Labour/Independent coalition which has run the council since 2008 will stay in power for a further year.
  • Mole Valley: The council will continue to be run by an Independent leader and an executive consisting of Independents and Conservatives.
  • Peterborough: A motion to remove Conservative leader of the council Marco Cereste was defeated by 32-14 at the annual meeting, and so he will continue to run the council in a minority Conservative administration.
  • Walsall: The Labour Party motion to remove the Conservative leader of the council was not carried at the annual meeting on 18 June. As there is a byelection due in the Labour-held ward of Birchills-Leamore, the party has said it will try again after the poll there.
  • Wyre Forest: The Conservatives have formed an alliance with the Independent and Liberal group to run the council. Their coalition does not have an overall majority.