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Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / January 14, 2011

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

East Midlands

  • Bassetlaw district council: Byelection on 10 February 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.
  • Newark and Sherwood district council: Vacancy in Southwell East ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Pauline Jenkins. As her term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace her.
  • South Holland district council: Vacancy in Spalding St Paul’s ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Jane Jones for failing to attend any meeting of the council for six months. As her term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.

East of England

London

North East

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: Vacancy in Elswick ward due to the death of Labour councillor Doreen James. Term ends 2012.
  • South Tyneside borough council: Vacancy in Cleadon and East Boldon ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor and former group leader David Potts. Term ends 2014.
  • 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 this May.

North West

South East

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, there will be no byelection.
  • Cornwall council: Jude Robinson, candidate of the Labour Party, was elected councillor for Camborne North ward on 13 January. She gained a seat previously held by a non-aligned councillor who had been elected as a Conservative.
  • Gloucestershire county council: Byelection on 3 February 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, there will be no byelection.
  • Stroud district council: Byelection on 3 February 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, there will be no byelection.
  • Torbay council: Vacancy in Shiphay with the Willows ward after the death of Conservative councillor Roger Kerslake. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

West Midlands

  • Shropshire council: Byelection on 17 February in Quarry and Coton Hill division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Dr Maxwell Winchester, who is moving back to his native Australia. Term ends 2013.
  • Solihull borough council: Byelection on 20 January 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. There is also a vacancy in Shirley West ward after the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Brynn Tudor, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection to replace him.
  • 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, he will not be replaced at a byelection.
  • Stafford borough council: Vacancy in Barlaston and Oulton ward after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Proctor. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Staffordshire Moorlands district council: Vacancy in Churnet ward after the death of veteran Independent councillor Lionel Richardson. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.
  • Worcester city council: Marc Bayliss, who was elected as a Labour councillor for Arboretum ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent over his opposition to the use of an all-woman shortlist to select a Parliamentary candidate for the city.

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • No updates this week.

Wales

Scotland

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