Labour nets Thanet

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 years ago / January 22, 2016

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bolton: Hulton ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Walsh. His term was due to end in May so there will be no byelection for a replacement.
  • Cambridgeshire: St Neots Eaton Socon and Eynesbury division, after the death of Independent county councillor Steve van de Kerkhove. Term ends 2017.
  • Cumbria: Kendal Strickland and Fell division, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor John McCreesh. Term ends 2017.
  • East Hampshire: Clanfield and Finchdean ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Tony Denton. Term ends 2019.
  • Huntingdonshire: St Neots Eynesbury ward, after the death of Independent councillor Steve van de Kerkhove. Term ends 2018.
  • Richmondshire: Central Richmond ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor John Robinson. Term ends 2019.
  • Stockport: Cheadle Hulme South ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Lenny Grice. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

Date for byelection

  • East Dorset: The byelection due in Aderholt ward will be held on 3 March.

Other updates

  • Bath and North East Somerset: There will be a referendum on 10 March on whether to change governance to a directly-elected Mayor, after a valid petition was presented.
  • Bristol: The whole council will be up for election on 5 May, on new ward boundaries. Bristol has decided to switch to full council elections, simultaneous with the Mayoral election, on a four year cycle from 2016.
  • Cherwell: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Colchester: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Gloucester: The whole council will be up for election on 5 May, on new ward boundaries. Gloucester has decided to switch to full council elections on a four year cycle from 2016.
  • Knowsley: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Lincoln: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • North Tyneside: There will be a referendum on 5 May (the same day as the council elections) on whether to end the directly-elected Mayor and return to the committee system of governance.
  • Peterborough: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Rochford: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Rotherham: Several areas of council functions have been returned to local control, away from the Commissioners who were appointed to run the council by the Secretary of State.
  • Sheffield: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Stroud: The whole council will be up for election on 5 May, on new ward boundaries. Stroud has decided to switch to full council elections on a four year cycle from 2016.
  • Winchester: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.
  • Woking: There will be a full council election in May, on new ward boundaries. The council will then revert to electing by thirds.