Kippers on the Isle of Sheppey

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / October 17, 2014

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Bolton: The byelection in Harper Green ward on 16 October was won by Susan Haworth. Labour hold.
  • Conwy: The byelection in Towyn division on 16 October was won by Laura Knightly who succeeds her late father as councillor. Conservative hold.
  • Fenland: The byelection in Medworth ward on 16 October was won by Steve Tierney. Conservative hold.
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: The byelection in Tudor ward on 16 October was won by Maria Netley. Conservative hold.
  • Rossendale: The byelection in Helmshore ward on 16 October was won by Tony Haworth. Conservative hold.
  • Rutland: At byelections on 16 October, Richard Clifton was elected for Oakham South West ward (Conservative hold) and Samuel Asplin was elected for Whissendine ward (Liberal Democrat gain from Independent).
  • Swale: The byelection in Sheppey Central ward on 16 October was won by David Jones. UK Independence Party gain from Conservative.
  • Thurrock: The byelection in West Thurrock and South Stifford ward on 16 October was won by Terry Brookes. Labour hold.
  • York: The byelection in Westfield ward was won by Andrew Waller. Liberal Democrats win a seat which they had previously held due to defection.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Aylesbury Vale: Gatehouse ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Stuart Jarvis. Term ends May next year.
  • Aylesbury Vale: Southcourt ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Michael Beall. Term ends May next year.
  • Halton: Kingsway ward, after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor Frank Fraser. Term ends May next year.
  • Medway: Peninsula ward, after the resignation of Chris Irvine in order to seek re-election. He was elected as a Conservative but had joined the UK Independence Party in the wake of local MP Mark Reckless. Term ends May next year.
  • Oxford: Northfield Brook ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Steve Curran in order to contest the county council vacancy in Leys division. Term ends 2016.
  • Rossendale: Longholme ward, after the impending resignation of Labour councillor Liz McInnes, now Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton. Term ends 2018.
  • St Edmundsbury: Haverhill East ward, after the death of Gordon Cox who was elected for the Conservatives but had joined the UK Independence Party. Term ends May next year.
  • Wigan: Douglas ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Joy Birch. Term ends 2016.

Dates for byelections

  • Stockport: The byelection due in Bramhall South and Woodford ward will be held on 20 November.
  • Swansea: The byelection due in Uplands ward will be held on 20 November.
  • Wigan: The byelection due in Douglas ward will take place on 13 November.