Monkey-hangers decide to put themselves first

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / October 20, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Epping Forest: The byelection in Lower Sheering ward on 19 October was won by Paul Stalker. Conservative hold.
  • Gravesham: The byelection in Meopham North ward on 19 October was won by Gary Harding. Conservative hold.
  • Hartlepool: The byelection in Seaton ward on 19 October was won by Leisa Clare Smith. Nominally this is a gain for ‘Putting Hartlepool First’ from an Independent, but in practice the outgoing councillor had endorsed the winner.
  • Lincoln: The byelection in Carholme ward on 19 October was won by Lucinda Preston. Labour hold.
  • Nottingham: The byelection in Basford ward on 19 October was won by Nick Raine. Labour hold.
  • Nottingham: The byelection in Bestwood ward on 19 October was won by Georgia Power. Labour hold.
  • Nottingham: The byelection in Bulwell Forest ward on 19 October was won by Cheryl Barnard. Labour hold.
  • Wigan: The byelection in Astley Mosley Common ward on 19 October was won by Paula Wakefield. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

  • Central Bedfordshire: Roy Johnstone, who was elected for the Conservatives in Leighton Buzzard North, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • St Edmundsbury: John Burns, who was elected for the UK Independence Party in Haverhill East ward, has formed the ‘Haverhill Indys’ group together with fellow ward councillor Tony Brown who left UKIP last month.
  • Stratford-on-Avon: Tony Bromwich, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Southam North ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • West Somerset: Adrian Behan, who was elected for the UK Independence Party in Alcombe ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.

New vacancies

  • Lancashire: Morecambe North division, after the resignation due to ill health of Independent county councillor Tony Jones who was elected for the Conservatives. Term ends 2021.
  • Maidstone: North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Michael Hemsley. Term ends 2019.
  • Rochford: Downhall and Rawreth ward, after the death of the Liberal Democrat group leader Chris Black. Term ends 2020.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Parkfield and Oxbridge ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Allan Mitchell. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Cotswold: The byelection due in Grumbolds Ash with Avening ward will be held on 23 November.
  • Dover: The byelection due in St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe ward will be held on 23 November.
  • Leicester: The byelection due in Eyres Monsell ward will be held on 23 November.
  • Maidstone: The byelection due in North ward will be held on 30 November.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: The byelection due in Parkfield and Oxbridge ward will be held on 23 November.