Red Rose party regains its county town

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 months ago / May 18, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Lancaster: The byelection in Skerton West ward on 17 May was won by Peter Rivet. Labour hold.
  • Lancaster: The byelection for two seats in University and Scotforth Rural ward on 17 May was won by Amara Betts-Patel and Oliver Robinson. Labour hold both seats, one of which had been vacated by a councillor who defected from Green to Labour. As a result Labour regains its overall majority on the council.
  • Suffolk Coastal: The byelection in Leiston ward on 17 May was won by Susan Geater. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basildon: Lee Chapel North ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Alan Bennett. Term ends 2019.
  • Basildon: Pitsea South East ward, after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor José Carrion. Term ends 2020.
  • Basingstoke and Deane: Kempshott ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Anne Court. Term ends 2020.
  • East Staffordshire: Crown ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Stephen Smith. Term ends 2019.
  • Fenland: Birch ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Dave Green. Term ends 2019.
  • Fylde: Ansdell ward, after the resignation of Conservative former council leader David Eaves. Term ends 2019.
  • Norfolk: Yare and All Saints division, after the impending resignation of Conservative outgoing council leader Cliff Jordan who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Term ends 2021.
  • North Kesteven: North Hykeham Mill ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Andrea Clarke. Term ends 2019.
  • North Kesteven: Skellingthorpe ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Shirley Pannell. Term ends 2019.

Postponed local election

  • Brent: Willesden Green ward will hold its postponed election on 21 June.

Dates for byelections

  • Basildon: The byelection due in Lee Chapel North ward will be held on 21 June.
  • Basildon: The byelection due in Pitsea South East ward will be held on 21 June.
  • Basingstoke and Deane: The byelection due in Kempshott ward will be held on 21 June.
  • Charnwood: The byelection due in Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle ward will be held on 21 June.
  • East Staffordshire: The byelection due in Crown ward will be held on 7 June.
  • Fenland: The byelection due in Birch ward will be held on 21 June.
  • Leicestershire: The byelection due in Syston Ridgeway division will be held on 28 June.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection due in North Hykeham Mill ward will be held on 28 June.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection due in Skellingthorpe ward will be held on 28 June.
  • Watford: The byelection due in Oxhey ward will be held on 21 June.

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