Inverness Majors on Liberal Democrats

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 years ago / November 4, 2011

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

  • Adur district council: Vacancy in Eastbrook ward following the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Gavin Ayling, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. The term ends May next year.
  • Ashford borough council: Byelection on 24 November in Beaver ward after the death of Labour councillor Brendan Naughton. Term ends 2015.
  • Isle of Wight council: Byelection on 17 November in West Wight division after the death of Independent councillor Stuart Dyer. Term ends 2013.
  • Wycombe district council: Byelection on 24 November in Hazlemere South ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Bob Bate. Term ends 2015.

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Bradford city council: Byelection on 24 November in Great Horton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Rev Paul Flowers. Term ends May next year.

Wales

Scotland

  • Argyll and Bute council: Louise Glen-Lee was elected councillor for Oban North and Lorn ward on 3 November. She holds the seat for the Scottish National Party.
  • Glasgow city council: Byelection on 17 November in Hillhead ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor George Roberts. Term ends May next year.
  • Highland council: Ex-army Major Carolyn Caddick was elected councillor for Inverness South ward on 3 November. She gains for the Liberal Democrats a seat which was won by Labour at the last election, although the sitting councillor had been expelled from the party following a conviction for benefit fraud.
  • Shetland Islands council: Byelection on 15 December in Central ward after the resignation of non-party councillor Iris Hawkins, who is to be married. Term ends May next year.
  • South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 8 December in Hamilton West and Earnock ward after the death of Independent councillor Tommy Gilligan. Term ends May next year.