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Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 weeks ago / June 30, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Durham: The byelection in Dawdon division on 29 June was won by Leanne Kennedy, who was re-elected after resigning the post which inadvertently disqualified her from a seat she won in May. Labour hold.
  • Eastleigh: The election in Hedge End Grange Park ward on 29 June was won by Cliff Morris. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Waltham Forest: The byelection in William Morris ward on 29 June was won by Umar Ali, brother of the late Nadeem Ali whose death left the seat vacant. Labour hold.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection in Derby ward on 29 June was won by Ian Davis. ‘Our West Lancashire’ gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Aberdeenshire: Inverurie and District ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Colin Clark, now Member of Parliament for Gordon. Term ends 2022.
  • Aylesbury Vale: Riverside ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nick Lewis. Term ends 2019.
  • Aylesbury Vale: Southcourt ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Agoro. Term ends 2019.
  • Glasgow: Cardonald ward, after the death of leading Labour councillor Alistair Watson. Term ends 2022.
  • Manchester: Fallowfield ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Mike Amesbury, now Member of Parliament for Weaver Vale. Term ends May next year.
  • North Lanarkshire: Fortissat ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sandy Thornton, who has declined to sign his declaration of acceptance of office. Term ends 2022.
  • Peterborough: Park ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor John Shearman. Term ends 2019. If the Conservatives were to win and hold another byelection seat, they would re-establish an overall majority.
  • Scarborough: Mulgrave ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Marie Harland. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Charnwood: The byelection due in Loughborough Shelthorpe ward will be held on 3 August.
  • Forest Heath: The byelection due in St Marys ward will be held on 17 August.
  • Manchester: The byelection due in Fallowfield ward will be held on 27 July.
  • North Dorset: The byelection due in Blandford Central ward will be held on 27 July.
  • Swale: The byelection due in Milton Regis ward will be held on 3 August.
  • Thanet: The byelection due in Margate Central ward will be held on 3 August.