Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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11 years ago / May 16, 2008

Here is an overdue update of the forthcoming local government byelections:

22 May

There are no byelections next week.

29 May

5 June

There will also be elections taking place in Bettws and St. Julians wards, Newport city council, which were postponed from 1 May after the deaths of candidates.

12 June

There will also be elections in Harlow Common ward, Harlow borough council, and Hope ward, Flintshire county council, which were postponed from 1 May after the deaths of candidates.

19 June

  • Braintree district council: Braintree East ward, caused by the death of Caroline Denise (Conservative). The winner will serve until 2011.
  • Braintree district council: Hatfield Peverel ward, caused by the death of Keith Bigden (Conservative). The winner will serve until 2011.
  • North Tyneside borough council: Monkseaton North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Hugh Jackson over his comments on euthanasia. The new councillor will have a term ending in 2010.
  • Wyre borough council: Great Eccleston ward, following the death of Alfred Coop. The term will end in 2011.

3 July

Undated

The Conservatives have vacancies on Lincolnshire county council, Louth wolds division after the death of Sheila Roy, on Newark and Sherwood district council, Magnus ward, after the death of former Newark MP Richard Alexander, on Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council, Pimhill ward, after the death of Brian Rees, on Shropshire county council, Market Drayton division after the death of Rod Davies, on South Norfolk district council after the death of Brian Clark-Taylor, and on Welwyn Hatfield borough council, Hatfield Central ward after the resignation of
Darren Gilbert.

There are Labour seats vacant in Caerphilly county borough council, Risca West ward, after the death of Keith Griffiths, on Chorley borough council, Chorley East ward, after the death of Mary Wilson, in Stafford borough council, Common ward, following the death of John Kennedy, in North East Derbyshire district council, Killamarsh West ward, following the death of Colin Robinson, in Blackpool borough council, Park ward, after the death of Les Kersh, and in Wigan borough council, Wigan West ward, after the death of Michael Baines.

Havering borough council‘s South Hornchurch ward has a vacancy after the death of veteran Residents’ Association councillor Len Long. In North East Derbyshire district council, Unstone ward is vacant following the death of Fred Hopkinson, who was an Independent councillor. Sedgefield district council‘s Sedgefield ward has a vacancy after the death of Independent councillor Jim Wayman.