Lib Dem win follows shortly

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / December 17, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Barnsley: The byelection in Rockingham ward on 14 December was won by Nicola Sumner. Labour hold.
  • Exeter: The byelection in Newtown and St Leonards ward on 13 December was won by Matthew Vizard. Labour hold.
  • City of London Corporation: The poll for Alderman of Portsoken ward on 14 December was won by Prem Goyal.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection in Bradwell ward on 14 December was won by Andrew Fox-Hewitt. Labour hold.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection in Newchapel ward on 14 December was won by Jill Waring. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • Salford: The byelection in Langworthy ward on 14 December was won by Wilson Nkurunziza. Labour hold.
  • Torbay: The byelection in Watcombe ward on 14 December was won by Swithin Long. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Torridge: The byelection in Westward Ho! ward on 14 December was won by Nick Laws. He stood as an Independent and takes a seat previously held by a Conservative.
  • Waverley: The byelection in Godalming Central and Ockford ward on 13 December was won by Paul Follows. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Welwyn Hatfield: The byelection in Handside ward on 14 December was won by Siobhan Elam. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Wigan: The byelection in Shevington with Lower Ground ward on 14 December was won by Marlaine Whitham. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Cheshire East: Bunbury ward, after the resignation of former council leader and Independent councillor Michael Jones (who was elected for the Conservatives but left the party in September). Term ends 2019.
  • City of London Corporation: Bishopsgate ward, after Common Councilman Prem Goyal was elected Alderman for Portsoken ward. The seat will not be vacated until Goyal accepts his seat at a meeting of the Court of Aldermen. Term ends 2021.
  • North Kesteven: Eagle, Swinderby and Witham St Hughs ward, after the death of Independent (unaligned) councillor Barbara Wells. Term ends 2019.
  • Northamptonshire: Higham Ferrers division, after the death of Conservative councillor Glenn Harwood. Term ends 2021.
  • Oldham: Shaw ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Rod Blyth. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace him.
  • South Lakeland: Burneside ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Keith Hurst-Jones. As there is a full council election in May due to boundary changes, no byelection will be held.
  • Teignbridge: Chudleigh ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Doug Hellier-Laing who pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and has been imprisoned. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Scottish Borders: The byelection due in Selkirkshire ward will be held on 22 February.
  • Sunderland: The byelection due in Pallion ward will be held on 1 February.