Dewhirst butchers the Conservatives in Teignbridge

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / September 24, 2010

The latest information about other local council electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

  • Camden borough council: Byelection on 28 October in Kentish Town ward after the death of Labour councillor Dave Horan. Term ends 2014.
  • Tower Hamlets borough council: Following the referendum vote in favour of establishing the position, the election of an executive Mayor for Tower Hamlets will be held on 21 October. Lutfur Rahman, former leader of the council (2008-10) for Labour, has accepted nomination as an Independent candidate against the official Labour candidate and has therefore been expelled from the Labour Party; he will sit as an Independent councillor.

North East

  • Durham county council: Byelection on 30 September in Brandon ward, after the death of Labour councillor Ronnie Rodgers. A fortnight later on 14 October there will be a byelection in Deneside ward after the death of Labour former council leader Albert Nugent. Both terms end in 2013.
  • Gateshead borough council: Labour candidates were elected in two byelections on 23 September. Eileen McMaster will represent Lobley Hill and Bensham ward, and Denise Robson will sit for Saltwell ward. Each held the seat for their party. Meanwhile Yvonne McNicol, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat in Dunston Hill and Whickham East ward, has joined the Labour Party due to her opposition to the Coalition government.
  • North Tyneside borough council: Byelection on 30 September in Battle Hill ward following the resignation of Labour councillor Mary Glindon, now MP for North Tyneside. Term ends May 2011.
  • Northumberland county council: Vacancy in Ponteland East division after the death of Conservative councillor Mel Armstrong. Term ends 2013.
  • Stockton-on-Tees borough council: There are two vacancies. That in Ingleby Barwick East ward is caused by the resignation of Ingleby Barwick Independent Society member Andrew Larkin. That in Mandale and Victoria ward comes after the death of councillor Allison Trainer, who was a member of the Thornaby Independent Association. Both terms end in May 2011.

North West

South East

  • Chiltern district council: There are two byelections on 21 October. Ashley Green, Latimer and Chenies ward will poll after the death of Conservative councillor Graham Sussum, and Great Missenden ward will poll after the resignation of Independent councillor Bob Swayne, who was elected as a Conservative. Term ends May 2011.
  • Crawley borough council: Byelection on 7 October in Tilgate ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lawrence Taylor due to work commitments. Term ends 2012.
  • Elmbridge borough council: There are two byelections on 21 October. That in Hersham North is for a term ending in 2012 and arises from the resignation of Conservative councillor Doug Packer, who is moving out of the borough; that in St George’s Hill ward is for a term ending May 2011 and follows the death of John Bartlett, an Independent councillor and former cabinet member.
  • Hampshire county council: Byelection on 21 October in Andover South division after the death of Conservative councillor David Kirk. Term ends 2013.
  • Isle of Wight council: Vacancy in Chale, Niton and Whitwell ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor William Myatt-Willington. Term ends 2013.
  • Medway council: Byelection on 21 October in River ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Craggs, who was a councillor for only 13 days. He was advised that he could not serve as a councillor and a Special Constable at the same time. Term ends May 2011.
  • Mole Valley district council: Byelection on 21 October in Capel, Leigh and Newdigate ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Philip Warren. Term ends 2014.
  • Oxford city council: Byelection on 21 October in Barton and Sandhills ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat deputy leader Patrick Murray who is moving out of the city. Term ends 2012.
  • Rushmoor borough council: Attika Choudhary was elected councillor for Wellington ward on 23 September, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
  • Tunbridge Wells district council: Byelection on 7 October in St James ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Mary Lewis. Term ends 2012.
  • Wealden district council: Peter Newnham was elected councillor for Heathfield North and Central ward on 23 September, holding the seat for his party.
  • West Sussex county council: Byelection on 7 October in Maidenbower division due to the impending resignation of former council leader Henry Smith, who is now MP for Crawley. Term ends 2013.
  • Winchester city council: Byelection on 14 October in St Paul ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Karen Barratt. If the Liberal Democrats do not win, then they will lose their majority on the council. Term ends May 2011.

South West

  • Cheltenham borough council: Byelection on 28 October in Springbank ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor John Morris. Term ends 2012.
  • Mendip district council: Byelection on 21 October in Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Maxine Oxford. Term ends May 2011.
  • Poole council: Vacancy in Poole Town ward after the death of council leader and Conservative councillor Brian Leverett. Term ends May 2011.
  • Sedgemoor district council: Byelection on 30 September in Woolavington ward after the death of Labour group leader Roger Lavers. Term ends May 2011.
  • Swindon borough council: Vacancy in Moredon ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Steph Exell. Term ends May 2011.
  • Teignbridge district council: Alistair Dewhirst, the Liberal Democrat candidate, was elected councillor for Ipplepen ward on 23 September. He gained the seat from the Conservatives and thereby ensured that his party becomes the largest group on the council.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Leeds city council: Byelection on 14 October in Guiseley and Rawdon ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Stuart Andrew, now MP for Pudsey. Term ends May 2011.
  • Scarborough borough council: Byelection on Friday 24 September in Eastfields ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Brian O’Flynn. Term ends May 2011.
  • Sheffield city council: Byelection on 21 October in Manor Castle ward after the death of Labour councillor and former council leader Jan Wilson. Term ends 2014.
  • York city council: Byelection on 14 October in Hull Road ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Roger Pierce due to ill health. Term ends May 2011.

Wales

Scotland

  • Moray council: Impending vacancy in Forres ward due to the resignation of Conservative councillor Iain Young, which will take effect on 30 September. Term ends 2012.
  • South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 28 October in East Kilbride West ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Michael McCann, now MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow. Term ends 2012.