Salford goes for Saunders

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / March 3, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Christchurch: The byelection in Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward on 2 March was won by Paul Hilliard. Conservative hold.
  • Redcar and Cleveland: The byelection in Hutton ward on 2 March was won by Alma Thrower. Conservative hold.
  • Redcar and Cleveland: The byelection in Newcomen ward on 2 March was won by Laura Benson. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Salford: The byelection in Kersal ward on 2 March was won by Arnold Saunders. Conservative gain from Labour.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Blackburn with Darwen: Marsh House ward, after the death of Labour councillor John Roberts. Term ends 2018.
  • Cheshire West and Chester: Blacon ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Reggie Jones. Term ends 2019. His resignation removes Labour’s overall majority and the Conservatives would gain a majority if they gained the seat.
  • Harrow: Kenton East ward, after the death of Labour councillor Mitzi Green. Term ends 2018.
  • Ipswich: Stoke Park ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Robin Hyde-Chambers. Term ends 2019.
  • Middlesbrough: Coulby Newham ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Geoff Cole who was chair of the planning committee. Term ends 2019.
  • Northumberland: Lynemouth division, after the death of Labour councillor Milburn Douglas. As his term would have ended in May, there will not be a byelection.
  • Wyre Forest: Mitton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sara Fearn. Term ends 2019.
  • York: Micklegate ward, after the impending resignation of Labour councillor Julie Gunnell. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Bath and North East Somerset: The byelection due in Walcot ward will be held on 6 April.
  • Calderdale: The byelection due in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward will be held on 6 April.
  • Tendring: The byelection due in St James ward will be held on 6 April.