It was their county but now it’s not

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / October 27, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Charnwood: The byelection for two seats in Loughborough Hastings ward on 26 October was won by Mary Draycott and Colin Hamilton. Labour hold both seats.
  • Derbyshire Dales: The byelection in Ashbourne South ward on 26 October was won by Dermot Murphy. Conservative hold.
  • Herefordshire: The byelection in Kings Acre ward on 26 October was won by Stuart Anderson. Conservative gain from It’s Our County.
  • Kirklees: The byelection in Batley East ward on 26 October was won by Habiban Nisa Zaman. Labour regain a seat lost through the defection of the previous councillor to Independent.
  • Mid Sussex: The byelection in East Grinstead Imberhorne ward on 26 October was won by Rex Whittaker. Conservative hold.
  • Tameside: The byelection in Droylsden East ward on 26 October was won by David Mills. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Hyndburn: St Oswald’s ward, after the death of Independent councillor Paul Thompson, who was elected for the UK Independence Party. Term ends May next year.
  • Kent: Birchington and Rural division, after the death of Conservative councillor Ken Gregory. Term ends 2021.
  • Corporation of London: Bishopsgate ward, after the resignation of Pooja Suri Tank. Term ends 2021.
  • Corporation of London: Portsoken ward, after Alderman Michael Bear surrendered his office. Term ends 2023.
  • North Devon: Newport ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Harrison. Term ends 2019.
  • Thanet: Thanet Villages ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Ken Gregory. Term ends 2019.
  • Torridge: Torrington ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Roger Darch, who was elected for the UK Independence Party. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Gosport: The byelection due in Bridgemary North ward will be held on 30 November.
  • Corporation of London: The byelection due in Bishopsgate ward will be held on Tuesday 14 November.
  • Corporation of London: The Aldermanic election due in Portsoken ward will be held on 14 December.
  • Tandridge: The byelection due in Westway ward will be held on 30 November.
  • Torridge: The byelection due in Torrington ward will be held on 30 November.