An unfortunate loophole in Blackburn, Lancashire

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 months ago / March 24, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Full council election

  • Corporation of London: Elections for all 100 members of the Court of Common Council were held on Thursday 23 March. Most candidates stood as Independents or part of a ward-based slate, and 95 such candidates were elected. In addition five candidates sponsored by the Labour Party were elected.

Results

  • Blackburn with Darwen: The byelection in Higher Croft ward on 23 March was won by Adam Holden, who was the Labour Party candidate; however on polling day it was discovered that his employment with Growth Lancashire Ltd made him ineligible for election as the company was linked to the council. He will not therefore take up the seat.
  • Herefordshire: The byelection in Leominster South ward on 23 March was won by Trish Marsh. The Green Party gain a seat previously held by an Independent.
  • West Somerset: The byelection in Dunster and Timberscombe ward on 23 March was won by Peter Pilkington. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Blackburn with Darwen: Higher Croft ward, following the disqualification of the successful Labour candidate Adam Holden in the byelection held this week. Term ends 2020.
  • Breckland: Harling and Heathlands ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ellen Jolly. Term ends 2019.
  • Central Bedfordshire: Biggleswade North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Maurice Jones. Term ends 2019.
  • Charnwood: Birstall Wanlip ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Serina Shergill. Term ends 2019.
  • Cheltenham: All Saints ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Dan Murch. Term ends 2018.
  • Chichester: Bosham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Myles Cullen. Term ends 2019.
  • Chichester: East Wittering ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ian Curbishley. Term ends 2019.
  • Chichester: North Mundham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Jarvis. Term ends 2019.
  • Chichester: Plaistow ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Denise Knightley. Term ends 2019.
  • Dover: Buckland ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Susan Hill. Term ends 2019.
  • East Hertfordshire: Datchworth and Aston ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and executive member Tony Jackson. Term ends 2019.
  • Hartlepool: Headland and Harbour ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Sylvia Tempest. Term ends 2019.
  • Kettering: St Peters ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mary Malin. Term ends 2019.
  • Liverpool: Wavertree ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Helen Casstles. Term ends 2020.
  • Mendip: Frome College ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Rideout. Term ends 2019.
  • Sheffield: Southey ward, after the resignation of the deputy leader of the council, Labour councillor Leigh Bramall. Term ends 2019.
  • Torfaen: Trevethin division, after the disqualification of Labour councillor John Marshall who did not attend any council meetings in six months. He was in poor health and died earlier this month. As full council elections are due on 4 May there will be no byelection.
  • Watford: Oxhey ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Joanna Maestas. Term ends 2018.
  • Watford: Park ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Anne Rindl. Term ends 2020.
  • West Somerset: Minehead North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Archer. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Birmingham: The byelection due in Hall Green ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Birmingham: The byelection due in Perry Barr ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Breckland: The byelection due in Harling and Heathlands ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Camden: The byelection in Gospel Oak ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Central Bedfordshire: The byelection due in Biggleswade North ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Carlisle: The byelection due in Belle Vue ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Carlisle: The byelection due in Yewdale ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Central Bedfordshire: The byelection due in Shefford ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Chichester: The byelection due in Bosham ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Chichester: The byelection due in East Wittering ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Chichester: The byelection due in North Mundham ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Dover: The byelection due in Buckland ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Dover: The byelection due in Maxton, Elms Vale and Priory ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Eastleigh: The byelection due in Eastleigh Central ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Exeter: The byelection due in St Thomas ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Fylde: The byelection due in Warton and Westby ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Hartlepool: The byelection due in HEadland and Harbour ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Havant: The byelection due in Emsworth ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Huntingdonshire: The byelection due in St Neots Eaton Ford ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Ipswich: The byelection due in Stoke Park ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Kettering: The byelection due in Burton Latimer ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Kettering: The byelection due in St Peters ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Maidstone: The byelection due in Bearsted ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Malvern Hills: The byelection due in West ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Mendip: The byelection due in Frome College ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Mid Suffolk: The byelection due in Eye ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Mid Sussex: The byelection due in Bolney ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Mid Sussex: The byelection due in Burgess Hill Franklands ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth: The byelection due in Bulkington ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Oxford: The byelection due in Barton and Sandhills ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Reigate and Banstead: The byelection in Tadworth and Walton ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Rugby: The byelection due in Coton and Boughton ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Rugby: The byelection due in New Bilton ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Runnymede: The byelection due in Foxhills ward will be held on 4 May.
  • South Cambridgeshire: The byelection due in Bourn ward will be held on 4 May.
  • South Northamptonshire: The byelection due in King’s Sutton ward will be held on 4 May.
  • South Somerset: The byelection due in Blackmore Vale ward will be held on 4 May.
  • South Staffordshire: The byelection due in Penkridge West ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Stafford: The byelection due in Highfields and Western Downs ward, to fill two seats, will be held on 4 May.
  • Stratford-on-Avon: The byelection due in Ettington ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Trafford: The byelection due in Broadheath ward will be held on 4 May.
  • West Devon: The byelection due in Bere Ferrers ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: The byelection due in Clewer North ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Worcester: The byelection due in Bedwardine ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Wychavon: The byelection due in Droitwich South East ward will be held on 4 May.
  • Wychavon: The byelection due in Evesham South ward will be held on 4 May.