He Found a Way

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / January 19, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Bolton: The byelection held in Hulton ward on 18 January was won by Toby Hewitt. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • Bournemouth: The byelection in Throop and Muscliff ward on 18 January was won by Kieron Wilson. He stood as an Independent candidate and succeeds another Independent.
  • Milton Keynes: The byelection in Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope ward on 18 January was won by Bill Green. Conservative hold.
  • Rochford: The byelection in Downhall and Rawreth ward on 18 January was won by Craig Cannell. Liberal Democrat hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Chiltern: Ridgeway ward, after the death of Independent councillor Derek Lacey. Term ends 2019.
  • East Staffordshire: Stretton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Dale Spedding (who was elected only last October). Term ends 2019.
  • Harlow: Little Parndon and Hare Street ward, after the resignation of outgoing council leader Jon Clempner who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2020.
  • Highland: Caol and Mallaig ward, after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Billy MacLachlan. Term ends 2022.
  • Medway: Rochester West ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Kelly Tolhurst MP after her appointment as Assistant Whip in the government. Term ends 2019.
  • New Forest: Milford ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Sophie Beeton. Term ends 2019.
  • North East Derbyshire: Grassmoor ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Julie Hill. Term ends 2019.
  • Warrington: Lymm South ward, after the death of veteran Conservative councillor and former Mayor Sheila Woodyatt. Term ends 2020.
  • York: Holgate ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Sonja Crisp for medical reasons. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Arun: The byelection due in Marine ward will be held on 22 February.
  • Boston: The byelection due in Old Leake and Wrangle ward will be held on 22 February.
  • Clackmannanshire: The byelection due in Clackmannanshire North ward will be held on 1 March.
  • Doncaster: The byelection due in Armthorpe ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Dorset: The byelection due in Bridport division will be held on 22 February.
  • East Devon: The byelection due in Exmouth Town ward will be held on 1 March.
  • East Staffordshire: The byelection due in Stretton ward will be held on 8 February.
  • Hertfordshire: The byelection due in Goffs Oak and Bury Green division will be held on 22 February.
  • Lichfield: The byelection due in Stowe ward will be held on 22 February.
  • North East Derbyshire: The byelection due in Grassmoor ward will be held on 15 February.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection due in Eagle, Swinderby and Witham St Hughs ward will be held on 22 February.
  • West Dorset: The byelection due in Bridport North ward will be held on 22 February.
  • West Somerset: The byelection due in Minehead South ward will be held on 22 February.
  • York: The byelection due in Holgate ward will be held on 15 February.