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Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / January 12, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Kent: The byelection held in Birchington and Thanet Rural division on 11 January was won by Liz Hurst. Conservative hold.
  • Lancashire: The byelection in Wyre Rural Central division on 11 January was won by Matthew Salter. Conservative hold.
  • Thanet: The byelection in Thanet Villages ward on 11 January was won by Reece Pugh. Conservative hold.
  • Wyre: The byelection in Preesall ward on 11 January was won by Peter Cartridge. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Arun: Marine ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Dougal Maconachie. Term ends 2019.
  • Babergh: Simon Barrett, who was elected for the Conservatives in Sudbury South ward, has been suspended from group membership for three months in a row over leaking confidential information.
  • Bexley: Lesnes Abbey ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Esther Amaning. As her term would have ended in May, there will be no byelection.
  • Birmingham: Kings Norton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Valerie Seabright. As the full council election was due in May there will be no byelection.
  • Bolton: Farnworth ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Asif Ibrahim. Term ends 2020.
  • Boston: Old Leake and Wrangle ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Maureen Dennis. Term ends 2019.
  • Chichester: Fishbourne ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Sandra Westacott. Term ends 2019.
  • Dacorum: Northchurch ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Fantham. Term ends 2019.
  • Dorset: Bridport division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat county councillor Ros Kayes. Term ends 2021.
  • East Devon: Exmouth Town ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Pat Graham. Term ends 2019.
  • Epsom and Ewell: Ruxley ward, after the resignation of West Ewell and Ruxley Residents’ Association councillor Keith Partridge. Term ends 2019.
  • Lichfield: Stowe ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Smedley. Term ends 2019.
  • Midlothian: Penicuik ward, after the death of the Provost Adam Montgomery, who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2022.
  • Rushmoor: West Heath ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Mark Staplehurst (who was elected for the UK Independence Party). Term ends 2020.
  • Rutland: Oakham South East ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and council leader Tony Mathias. Term ends 2019.
  • Solihull: Blythe ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alex Insley. Term ends 2020.
  • South Kesteven: Stamford St John’s ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Terl Bryant. Term ends 2019.
  • Staffordshire Moorlands: Leek West ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Robert Plant. Term ends 2019.
  • Torfaen: Trevethin division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Matt Ford who has become an employee of the council. Term ends 2022.
  • West Dorset: Bridport North ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Ros Kayes. Term ends 2019.
  • West Somerset: Minehead South ward, after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor Tom Hall, who was elected as an Independent. Term ends 2019.
  • Wigan: Bryn ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Steve Jones. Term ends 2020. Jones intended to give advance notice of a resignation on 20 February but with no legal provision for postdating a resignation, the council decided the notice was effective immediately and cannot be revoked.
  • Wyre: Breck ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Peter Gibson (the former council leader who was elected for the Conservatives). Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Chichester: The byelection due in Fishbourne ward will be held on 22 February.
  • East Northamptonshire: The byelection due in Higham Ferrers Lancaster ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Epsom and Ewell: The byelection due in Ruxley ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Halton: The byelection due in Halton Castle ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Lancashire: The byelection due in Morecambe North division will be held on 15 February.
  • North Norfolk: The byelection due in Worstead ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Northamptonshire: The byelection due in Higham Ferrers division will be held on 15 February.
  • Torfaen: The byelection due in Trevethin division will be held on 22 February.
  • Wigan: The byelection due in Bryn ward will be held on 22 February.

Other update

  • East Dunbartonshire: The special council meeting on 11 January failed to elect a new council leadership.