Reynolds successful at Persuasion in Lyme Regis

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / September 15, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Corporation of London: David Wootton was re-elected as Alderman for the Ward of Langbourn unopposed on 11 September. After a poll, Nick Lyons was elected Alderman for the Ward of Tower on 12 September.
  • Mid Devon: The byelection in Westexe ward on 14 September was won by Tony Bush. Conservative gain from an Independent elected for the UK Independence Party.
  • Trafford: The byelection in Bucklow St Martins ward on 14 September was won by Aidan Williams. Labour regain a seat lost through defection of the former councillor to the Conservatives.
  • West Dorset: The byelection in Lyme Regis and Charmouth ward on 14 September was won by Cheryl Reynolds. Independent gain from the Conservatives.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Ashfield: Hucknall North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Buckinghamshire: Beaconsfield division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Alan Walters. Term ends 2021.
  • Lincoln: Carholme ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Karen Lee, now Member of Parliament for Lincoln. Term ends 2020.
  • South Lanarkshire: Rutherglen Central and North ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Ged Killen, now Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton North. Term ends 2022.
  • Wandsworth: Thamesfield ward, after the death of the Mayor of Wandsworth, Jim Maddan, who was a Conservative councillor. Term ends May next year.

Dates for byelections

  • Ashfield: The byelection due in Hucknall North ward will be held on 12 October.
  • Epping Forest: The byelection due in Lower Sheering ward will be held on 19 October.
  • Gravesham: The byelection due in Meopham North ward will be held on 19 October.
  • Hartlepool: The byelection due in Seaton ward will be held on 19 October.
  • Herefordshire: The byelection due in Kings Acre ward will be held on 26 October.
  • Lincoln: The byelection due in Carholme ward will be held on 19 October.
  • Mid Sussex: The byelection due in East Grinstead Imberhorne ward will be held on 26 October.
  • Sheffield: The byelection due in Beighton ward will be held on 12 October.
  • South Lanarkshire: The byelection due in Rutherglen Central and North ward will be held on 23 November.
  • Wigan: The byelection due in Astley Mosley Common ward will be held on 19 October.

Other updates

  • Rotherham: The Secretary of State has returned powers over five more areas to local control, following steady improvement in the council. The three commissioners will remain and still have decision making power over social care services.