Moon River, wider than a mile

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 months ago / November 10, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Camden: The byelection in Gospel Oak ward on 9 November was won by Jenny Mulholland. Labour hold.
  • Fareham: The byelection in Stubbington ward on 9 November was won by Jim Forrest, who returns to the council after being defeated in 2014. Liberal Democrat gain from the Conservatives (although the outgoing councillor was elected for the UK Independence Party).
  • Flintshire: The byelection in Buckley Bistre West division on 9 November was won by Andy Williams. Labour hold.
  • High Peak: The byelection in Limestone Peak ward on 9 November was won by Peter Roberts. Conservative hold.
  • Wandsworth: The byelection in Thamesfield ward on 9 November was won by John Locker. Conservative hold.

New vacancies

  • Bournemouth: Throop and Muscliff ward, after the impending resignation of Independent councillor Anne Rey. Term ends 2019.
  • Croydon: Selsdon and Ballards ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Sara Bashford. She was elected as a Conservative but gave up the whip when she took a politically restricted post. As her term would have ended in May, there will be no byelection to replace her.
  • Enfield: Enfield Highway ward, after the death of Labour councillor Turgut Esendagli. Term ends May next year.
  • Lancaster: Skerton West ward, after the death of veteran Labour councillor Roger Sherlock. Term ends 2019.
  • Milton Keynes: Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Jeannette Green. Term ends 2020.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Newchapel ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Lionel Burch following unspecified allegations about his conduct. Term ends May next year.
  • Sunderland: Pallion ward, after the death of the Leader of the council, Labour councillor Paul Watson. Term ends 2019.
  • Wirral: Bebington ward, after the death of Labour councillor Walter Smith. As his term was due to end in May, no byelection will be held.

Dates for byelections

  • Enfield: The byelection due in Enfield Highway ward will be held on 7 December.
  • Exeter: The byelection due in Newtown St Leonards ward will be held on Wednesday 13 December.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Bradwell ward will be held on 14 December.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Newchapel ward will be held on 14 December.
  • Torridge: The byelection due in Westward Ho! ward will be held on 14 December.
  • Welwyn Hatfield: The byelection due in Handside ward will be held on 14 December.