Sawbridgeworth retains its independence

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

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

East Midlands

  • Bassetlaw district council: Byelection on 10 February 2011 in Worksop North East ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Bill Graham, who has not attended any meetings of the council in six months. As a result of his removal from the council, the Conservatives have lost their overall majority. Term ends 2012.

East of England

London

  • No updates this week.

North East

  • Stockton-on-Tees borough council: There are three vacancies. First, Billingham East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Alex Cunningham, now MP for Stockton North. Second, Ingleby Barwick East ward, caused by the resignation of Ingleby Barwick Independent Society member Andrew Larkin. Third, Mandale and Victoria ward, after the death of councillor Allison Trainer, who was a member of the Thornaby Independent Association. All three terms end in May 2011.

North West

South East

  • Arun district council: Vacancy in Barnham ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Melissa Briggs who has moved out of the district. As her term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Ashford borough council: Vacancy in Kennington ward after the death of Conservative councillor Major John Kemp. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Brighton and Hove city council: Vacancy in Hangleton and Knoll ward after the death of Conservative councillor David Smart. As his term was due to end in May 2011 there will be no byelection.
  • Kent county council: Byelection on 20 January 2011 in Tonbridge division following the death of Godfrey Horne MBE. There is also a vacancy in Romney Marsh division following the death of Willie Richardson. Both were Conservatives and both terms end in 2013.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Vacancy in Haywards Heath Bentswood ward after the death of Labour councillor Paddy Henry. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there can be no byelection to replace him.
  • New Forest district council: Vacancy in Marchwood ward after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Shotter. Term ends May 2011; as his death occurred more than six months before the end of the term, there may be a byelection.
  • Shepway district council: Vacancy in Lydd ward after the death of Conservative councillor Willie Richardson. As the vacancy has occurred within six months of the day on which his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Thanet district council: Vacancy in Bradstowe ward after the disqualification of Ewen Cameron who was elected as a Conservative but was last sitting as an Independent after resigning the whip. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Wealden district council: Vacancy in Hailsham South and West ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Nick Ellwood in advance of a Standards Board hearing. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Winchester city council: Byelection on 27 January 2011 in Oliver’s Battery and Badger Farm ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor David Spender. Term ends 2012. The Liberal Democrats will lose their overall majority if they fail to keep the seat.
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: Byelection on 6 January 2011 in Park ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Richard Gard who has moved out of the borough. Term ends May 2011.

South West

  • Bath and North East Somerset council: Vacancy in Lambridge ward after the death of Conservative Councillor Richard Maybury, who was Deputy Mayor of Bath. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Cornwall council: Byelection on 13 January 2011 in Camborne North ward after the resignation of Bill Jenkin who was elected as a Conservative but was sitting as a non-aligned councillor after legal troubles. Term ends 2013.
  • Gloucestershire county council: Byelection on 3 February 2011 in Rodborough division after the death of Conservative councillor Stephen Glanfield. Term ends 2013.
  • Plymouth city council: Vacancy in Plymstock Dunstone ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Lord Mayor David Viney. As his term was due to end in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Stroud district council: Byelection on 3 February 2011 in Amberley and Woodchester ward after the death of Conservative councillor Stephen Glanfield. Term ends 2012. There is a vacancy in Uplands ward after the death of Independent councillor Linda Townley; as she died within six months of the end of her term in May 2011, there will be no byelection.
  • Wiltshire council: Liz Bryant, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected councillor for Bromham, Rowde and Potterne ward on 21 December, holding the seat for her party.

West Midlands

  • Solihull borough council: Byelection on 20 January 2011 in Olton ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Honor Cox. Term ends 2012. The Liberal Democrat/Labour coalition which runs Solihull may be endangered if the Conservatives win.
  • South Staffordshire district council: Vacancy in Bilbrook ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former Chairman of the council Ken Mackie. As his term was due to end in May 2011, he will not be replaced at a byelection.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Angus council: Byelection on 3 February 2011 in Carnoustie and district ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Ralph Palmer. Term ends 2012.