Deeping St James gets its Fair Deal

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 years ago / June 24, 2011

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

East Midlands

East of England

  • Broxbourne borough council: Byelection on 30 June in Cheshunt Central ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jason Brimson who has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. Term ends 2014.
  • Great Yarmouth borough council: Marlene Fairhead was elected councillor for St Andrews ward on 23 June. She wins by 23 votes for the Labour Party a seat previously held by the Conservatives.
  • Norfolk county council: Byelection on 14 July in Old Catton division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Stuart Dunn. Term ends 2013.

London

North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

  • Warrington council: Byelection on 28 July in Poulton North ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Sharon Wilson. Term ends May next year.

South East

  • Isle of Wight council: Ivor Warlow was elected councillor for Binstead and Fishbourne ward on 23 June. He stood as an Independent candidate and took (by four votes) a seat previously held by the Conservatives.
  • Wokingham council: Byelection on 21 July in Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Claire Stretton, who has moved to Maidenhead and was elected as a councillor for Boyn Hill ward on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead earlier this month. Term ends 2012.

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Aberdeen city council: Scottish National Party candidate Gordon Townson was elected councillor for Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee ward on 23 June, gaining the seat from an Independent who had been elected as a Liberal Democrat. As a result the SNP are now the largest party on the council. The council is run by a coalition between the Liberal Democrats and SNP, and the leader of the Liberal Democrat group John Stewart has resigned as Leader of the council to allow the SNP group leader to take the position.
  • Edinburgh city council: Impending vacancy in City Centre ward after the 30 June resignation of Scottish National Party councillor David Beckett, who is to attend a course at Harvard. Term ends May next year.
  • North Ayrshire council: Vacancy in Saltcoats and Stevenston ward after the resignation of Labour councillor David Munn. Term ends May next year.
  • Perth and Kinross council: Vacancy in Highland ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Ken Lyall, who is disillusioned with party politics and is emigrating to Australia. Term ends May next year.