The Butler did it

Posted by David Boothroyd
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9 months ago / January 5, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • Hertsmere: The byelection held in Borehamwood Cowley Hill ward on 4 January was won by Rebecca Butler. Labour gain from an Independent elected as a Conservative.

Change of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Brentwood: Herongate, Ingrave and West Horndon ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Jo Squirrell (who was elected for Brentwood First). Her term was due to end in May so she will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Fylde: Heyhouses ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Barbara Nash. Term ends 2019.
  • Leicestershire: Stoney Stanton and Croft division, after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Ernie White. Term ends 2021.
  • Tendring: St Paul’s ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Jack Parsons, who was elected for the UK Independence Party but defected to Labour in December 2016, and then sat as an Independent from May 2017. Term ends 2019.
  • Winchester: Wonston and Micheldever ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor James Byrnes. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

Dates for byelections

  • Bolton: The byelection due in Hulton ward will be held on 18 January.
  • Brighton and Hove: The byelection due in East Brighton ward will be held on 8 February.
  • Eden: The byelection due in Hartside ward will be held on 8 February.
  • Falkirk: The byelection due in Bonnybridge and Larbert ward will be held on 15 February.
  • South Staffordshire: The byelection due in Codsall South ward will be held on 8 February.
  • Staffordshire: The byelection due in Codsall division will be held on 8 February.
  • Teignbridge: The byelection due in Chudleigh ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Teignbridge: The byelection due in Dawlish Central and North East ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Tendring: The byelection due in St Paul’s ward will be held on 15 February.
  • West Oxfordshire: The byelection due in Carterton South ward will be held on 15 February.
  • Weymouth and Portland: The byelection due in Tophill East ward will be held on 8 February.
  • Weymouth and Portland: The byelection due in Tophill West ward will be held on 8 February.

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