Grand post-election roundup

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 years ago / May 7, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Ashfield district council: Jim Aspinall was elected councillor for Sutton Central ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Bolsover district council: Byelection on 23 May in Whitwell ward after the resignation of Green Party councillor Duncan Kerr, who is moving out of the district. Term ends 2015.
  • Boston borough council: Bob McAuley of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Staniland South ward on 2 May, gaining a seat from the Conservatives.
  • Chesterfield borough council: Helen Bagley was elected councillor for St Helens ward, and Linda Clarke for St Leonards ward, in byelections on 2 May. Each held the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Daventry district council: Ian Barrett was elected councillor for Brixworth ward, and Luke Major for Welford ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both held the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • East Lindsey district council: Julia Pears of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Coningsby and Tattersall ward on 2 May. She takes a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Gedling borough council: David Ellis, of the Labour Party, was elected councillor for Kingswell ward on 2 May; he held the seat for his party.
  • Harborough district council: Peter Elliott was elected councillor for Thurnby and Houghton ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • Kettering borough council: Eileen Hales of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Avondale Grange ward, and David Howes of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Welland ward, in byelections on 2 May. Each held the seat for their party.
  • Leicester city council: Byelection on 9 May in Abbey ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Colin Marriott. Term ends 2015.
  • Lincolnshire county council: The Conservatives lost overall control in the elections of 2 May. It is not clear what form of administration will control the council for the next four years.
  • Newark and Sherwood district council: Derek Evans of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Collingham and Meering ward on 2 May, holding the seat for his party. There is also a vacancy in Farnsfield and Bilsthorpe ward after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Nora Armstrong. Term ends 2015.
  • Nottingham city council: Byelection on 6 June in Wollaton West ward after the death of Conservative councillor Steve Parton. Term ends 2015.
  • Rushcliffe borough council: John Thurman was elected councillor for Leake ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Wellingborough borough council: Robert Gough was elected councillor for Earls Barton ward on 2 May, gaining for the Conservative Party a seat previously held by Labour. Veronica Waters was also elected councillor for Redwell West ward, holding a seat for the Conservative Party.

 

East of England

  • Babergh district council: James Cartlidge was elected councillor for Bures St. Mary ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party. The council has for the first time elected a leader of the council (a Conservative councillor), although it remains an all-party administration.
  • Basildon borough council: Nigel Le Gresley of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Wickford Castledon ward on 2 May, gaining a seat from the Conservatives.
  • Broadland district council: Susan Lawn was elected councillor for Blofield with South Walsham ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Cambridge city council: Peter Roberts of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Abbey ward on 2 May. He takes a seat previously held by a Labour councillor who had been elected for the Green Party.
  • Cambridgeshire county council: The council is now under no overall control. It is possible that the Conservatives will seek to agree a deal with the Independent councillors to secure a majority.
  • Colchester borough council: Peter Sheane was elected councillor for West Mersea ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Dacorum borough council: Hilary Killen was elected councillor for Watling ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • East Hertfordshire district council: Jim Thornton, who stood as an Independent candidate, was elected councillor for Hertford Castle ward on 2 May, winning a seat previously held by a Conservative. Three other byelections resulted in the election of Conservative Party candidates holding seats for the party: Keith Warnell in Bishops Stortford Meads ward, Jeff Jones in Buntingford ward, and Rik Sharma in Watton-at-Stone ward.
  • Epping Forest district council: Rodney Butler of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Waltham Abbey Honey Lane ward on 2 May, gaining a seat previously held by a Conservative councillor.
  • Hertsmere borough council: Farida Turner was elected councillor for Borehamwood Hillside ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
  • Huntingdonshire district council: John Morris of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Brampton ward on 2 May, holding the seat for his party.
  • Ipswich borough council: John Cook was elected councillor for Alexandra ward on 2 May, gaining for the Labour Party a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats. Colin Wright was elected councillor for Whitehouse ward, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk borough council: Avril Wright was elected councillor for Snettisham ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Norfolk county council: The council now has no overall control. The Conservative group leader has announced he will seek common ground with other groups.
  • Norwich city council: Simeon Jackson of the Green Party was elected councillor for Mancroft ward on 2 May, holding the seat for his party.
  • Rochford district council: Lesley Butcher was elected councillor for Hawkwell North ward, and Robin Dray was elected councillor for Whitehouse ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both held seats for the Conservative Party.
  • St Edmundsbury borough council: Charlotte Howard was elected councillor for Abbeygate ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • South Cambridgeshire district council: In three byelections on 2 May, Andrew Fraser of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Balsham ward, taking a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats. Susan van de Ven of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Meldreth ward, regaining a seat previously held by an Independent councillor who had been elected as a Liberal Democrat. Aiden Van de Weyer was elected councillor for Orwell and Barrington ward, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • South Norfolk district council: Katy Smith was elected councillor for New Costessey ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • Uttlesford district council: Joanna Parry, who stood as an Independent candidate, was elected councillor for Newport ward on 2 May. She takes a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Watford borough council: Glen Saffery was elected councillor for Woodside ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • Waveney district council: Janet Craig was elected councillor for Harbour ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Welwyn Hatfield borough council: Tony Crump was elected councillor for Haldens ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.

 

London

 

North East

 

North West

  • Allerdale district council: Hilary Hope was elected councillor for Derwent Valley ward, and Patricia Macdonald was elected councillor for Wampool ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both are Conservatives and held seats for their party.
  • Copeland borough council: Allan Forster was elected councillor for Hensingham ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Cumbria county council: The council is again in no overall control following the elections, but with Labour the largest single party. The Labour leader is expected to be the council leader but talks about the form of administration are currently underway.
  • Lancashire county council: No party won an overall majority in the elections on 2 May. The Liberal Democrat group leader has called for an all-party administration.
  • Lancaster city council: Caroline Jackson of the Green Party was elected councillor for Bulk ward on 2 May, holding the seat for her party.
  • Oldham borough council: Byelection on 9 May in Alexandra ward after the death of Labour councillor Dilys Fletcher. Term ends 2016.
  • Pendle borough council: Claire Teall of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Coates ward on 2 May, holding the seat for her party.
  • St Helens borough council: David Baines was elected councillor for Windle ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Salford city council: Vacancy in Weaste and Seedley ward after the death of Labour councillor Jan Rochford. Term ends 2015.
  • South Ribble district council: David Howarth of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Howick and Priory ward on 2 May, gaining a seat previously held by the Conservatives. Two other byelections saw no change of party, when Kenneth Jones of the Labour Party was elected in Leyland St Ambrose ward and Alan Ogilvie of the Conservative Party was elected in Leyland St Mary’s ward.
  • West Lancashire borough council: Chris Wynn of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Digmoor ward on 2 May, holding the seat for his party.
  • Wirral borough council: Mark Johnston, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Pensby and Thingwall ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • Wyre borough council: Brian Stephenson was elected councillor for Park ward, and Evelyn Stephenson was elected councillor for Pharos ward, in byelections on 2 May; both held seats for the Labour Party. In addition Kerry Jones of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Staina ward, also holding the seat for his party.

 

South East

  • Adur district council: Paul Graysmark was re-elected as councillor for Southlands ward on 2 May, having resigned to seek re-election on leaving the Conservative Party for the UK Independence Party.
  • Ashford borough council: Jane Martin was elected councillor for Saxon Shore ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Canterbury city council: Louise Morgan was elected councillor for Seasalter ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Cherwell district council: Ray Jelf of the Conservative Party was elected councillor for Hook Norton ward on 2 May, holding the seat for his party.
  • Dover district council: Peter Wallace was elected councillor for Maxton, Elms Vale and Priory ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • East Hampshire district council: Richard Harris was elected councillor for Liss ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • East Sussex county council: The Conservatives have lost overall control. It is not clear what form of new administration will be formed.
  • Elmbridge borough council: Mary Marshall of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Claygate ward on 2 May, holding the seat for her party.
  • Gravesham borough council: Lenny Rolles was elected councillor for Painters Ash ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Guildford borough council: Murray Grubb junr. was elected councillor for Ash Wharf ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party, while Lizzie Griffiths was elected councillor for Stoughton ward, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • Havant borough council: David Smith was elected councillor for Bedhampton ward, and Colin Mackey was elected councillor for Emsworth ward, on 2 May. Both held seats for the Conservative Party.
  • Horsham district council: Diana Van Der Klugt was elected councillor for Chantry ward, and Roger Clarke was elected councillor for Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both held seats for the Conservative Party.
  • Isle of Wight council: No party has an overall majority. The largest single party are the Island Independents.
  • Mid Sussex district council: Pete Bradbury was elected councillor for Cuckfield ward on 2 May, holding the seatt for the Conservative Party.
  • Milton Keynes council: Vacancy in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford ward after the death of Labour councillor Rita Venn. Term ends 2015.
  • Oxford city council: Sue Brown was elected councillor for Churchill ward, and Michele Paule was elected councillor for Rose Hill and Iffley ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both held seats for the Labour Party.
  • Oxfordshire county council: The Conservatives lost overall control in the elections on 2 May. The Labour group has rejected suggestions of forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats and Green Party, or forming a grand coalition with the Conservatives, so a minority Conservative administration seems likely.
  • Reigate and Banstead borough council: Simon Rickman was elected councillor for South Park and Woodhatch ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Runnymede borough council: Gillian Ellis was elected councillor for Chertsey South and Row Town ward on 2 May; she stood as an Independent candidate and takes a seat previously held by the Conservative Party.
  • Southampton city council: Vacancy in Woolston ward after the resignation of Labour councillor and former council leader Richard Williams, following an inquiry into the reasons why a cabinet member’s resignation was wrongly ascribed to ill health. Term ends 2016.
  • Spelthorne borough council: Ian Harvey was elected councillor for Sunbury East ward on 2 May. He gains for the Conservative Party a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Tandridge district council: Christopher Byrne was elected councillor for Burstow, Horne and Outwood ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Thanet district council: Byelection on 9 May in Cliftonville East ward after the disqualification of Sandy Ezekiel, who was sentenced to imprisonment for 18 months and has not lodged an appeal against conviction or sentence. Originally elected as a Conservative, he was sitting as an Independent. Term ends 2015.
  • Vale of White Horse district council: Andrew Skinner of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Abingdon Peachcroft ward on 2 May, gaining a seat previously held by the Conservatives; while St John Dickson of the Conservatives was elected councillor for Greendown ward, gaining a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats. Catherine Webber was elected councillor for Marcham and Shippon ward, holding a seat for the Liberal Democrats.
  • Waverley borough council: Wyatt Ramsdale was elected councillor for Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • West Oxfordshire district council: Lynn Little was elected councillor for Carterton South ward, and Jeanette Baker was elected councillor for Witney East ward, in byelections on 2 May 2013. Both held seats for the Conservative Party.
  • Worthing borough council: Mark Nolan was elected councillor for Goring ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Wycombe borough council: Maz Hussain was elected councillor for Disraeli ward on 2 May, gaining for the Conservative Party a seat previously held by the Labour Party.

 

South West

  • Cheltenham borough council: Chris Ryder was elected councillor for Warden Hill ward on 2 May, gaining for the Conservatives a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats.
  • Cornwall council: The council is again under no overall control. It is not clear what shape the administration will take.
  • East Devon district council: Susie Bond was elected councillor for Feniton and Buckerell ward on 2 May. She stood as an Independent candidate and gained a seat previously held by a Conservative.
  • Forest of Dean district council: Simon Roberts of the UK Independence Party was elected councillor for Bromesberrow and Dymock ward on 2 May, gaining the seat from the Conservative Party.
  • Gloucestershire county council: The council is now under no overall control. The Liberal Democrats have called for an all-party administration to be formed, although the reaction from other parties has not been encouraging..
  • Mendip district council: Chris Inchley of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Shepton West on 2 May, gaining a seat previously held by the Liberal Democrats. Rachel Carter was elected councillor for Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton ward, and Linda Oliver was elected councillor for Rode and Norton St Philip ward, both holding seats for the Conservative Party.
  • North Somerset council: James Clayton was elected councillor for Weston-super-Mare South ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Somerset county council: The election in Coker division due on 2 May has been postponed to 16 May following the death of Audrey Spencer, who has been nominated as a UK Independence Party candidate.
  • Stroud district council: Miranda Clifton of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Cam East ward on 2 May. She gains a seat previously held by an Independent who had been elected for the Conservative Party.
  • Taunton Deane district council: Judith Gaden of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Taunton Halcon ward on 2 May, holding the seat for her party.
  • West Dorset district council: Christopher Loder was elected councillor for Cam Vale ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Weymouth and Portland borough council: Byelection on 16 May in Melcombe Regis ward after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Farrell. Term ends 2016.

 

West Midlands

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Calderdale borough council: The coalition between the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups has been broken off. It is now likely that a minority Labour administration will be formed, although it is not certain that it will be stable.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire council: Victoria Aitken was elected councillor for Howdenshire ward, and John Holtby was elected councillor for Mid Holderness ward, in byelections on 2 May. Both are Conservatives and held seats for their party.
  • Hambleton district council: Janet Watson was elected councillor for Whitestonecliffe ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Conservative Party.
  • Kirklees borough council: Byelection on 13 June in Liversedge and Gomersal ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Margaret Bates for ill health. Term ends 2016.
  • Leeds city council: Debra Coupar was elected councillor for Cross Gates and Whinmoor ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Rotherham borough council: Byelection on 16 May in Rawmarsh ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Shaun Wright, now Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire. Term ends 2014.
  • Ryedale district council: Joy Andrews of the Liberal Party was elected councillor for Pickering East ward on 2 May, gaining a seat previously held by a Conservative councillor. Shane Collinson was elected councillor for Ryedale South West ward, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
  • Scarborough borough council: Michael Ward, who stood as an Independent candidate, was elected councillor for Esk Valley ward on 2 May, while Tina Davy of the Labour Party was elected councillor for Streonshalh ward. Both gained seats from the Conservative Party.
  • Sheffield city council: Cliff Woodcraft was elected councillor for Fulwood ward on 2 May, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

 

Wales

 

Scotland