Chalk it up as a win

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / May 26, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • Southend-on-Sea: The byelection in Shoeburyness ward on 25 May was won by Anne Chalk. Independent hold (the new councillor will sit in the Independent Group).

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • North Warwickshire: Coleshill South ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mark Jones. Term ends 2019.
  • Peterborough: Eye and Thorney ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Sanders (who has also left the Conservative Party). His move means that the Conservatives no longer have an overall majority. Term ends May next year.
  • Rutland: Whissendine ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Kevin Thomas due to work commitments. Term ends 2019.
  • Salford: Claremont ward, after the death of veteran Labour councillor Joe Murphy. Term ends 2019.
  • South Holland: Whaplode and Holbeach St John’s ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Pullen. Term ends 2019.
  • South Oxfordshire: Didcot West ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Margaret Turner. Term ends 2019.
  • Wealden: Chiddingly and East Hoathly ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris who did not attend any council meetings for six months. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Durham: The byelection due in Dawdon division will be held on 29 June.
  • Waltham Forest: The byelection due in William Morris ward will be held on 29 June.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection due in Derby ward will be held on 29 June.

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