The only poll that counts in Meopham

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 years ago / October 14, 2011

Apologies for the delay in posting this week’s update; this was due to the compiler electing a Chancellor of his University. The latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

  • Redcar and Cleveland council: Byelection on 17 November for two seats in Zetland ward, after the resignations of Ron Harrison and Jim Rogers. Both sitting Liberal Democrat councillors for this ward have resigned over a legal dispute over whether they were disqualified from election in May as members of the teaching staff of Eston Park School; this is a foundation school which is funded through the local education authority and raises the question of disqualification under s. 80 (1) (a) of the Local Government Act 1972. Ron Harrison is seeking re-election as he is no longer working at the school. Both terms end in 2015.

North West

South East

South West

  • Cornwall council: Byelection on 27 October in Bude North and Stratton division after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Nathan Bale. There is another vacancy in Wendron division after the death of Independent councillor Mike Clayton. Both terms end in 2013.
  • Dorset county council: Karl Wallace, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Bridport division but left the party in July to sit as an Independent, has joined the Labour Party, citing opposition to Government policy on the NHS. He is still listed as an Independent on the council, possibly because he is the sole Labour member and two councillors are needed to form a group.
  • Forest of Dean district council: Vacancy in Cinderford West ward after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor of Cinderford Frank Beard. Term ends 2015.
  • Somerset county council: Vacancy in Brent division after the death of Conservative councillor Alan Ham. Term ends 2013.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Barnsley borough council: Dave Leech was elected councillor for St Helen’s ward on 13 October; he held the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Bradford city council: Vacancy in Great Horton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Rev Paul Flowers. Term ends May next year.
  • North Yorkshire county council: Byelection on 27 October in Thornton Dale and The Wolds division due to the resignation of Conservative councillor Ron Haigh, who has moved out of the county to help care for his wife. Term ends 2013.

Wales

Scotland