Residents of Whitwell go off Greens

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6 years ago / May 17, 2013

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

East of England

London

North East

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: Byelection on 6 June in Walkergate ward, following the resignation of Labour councillor Tania Armstrong. Term ends 2016.
  • Northumberland council: The Labour Party has formed a minority administration on the council after agreeing a deal with the three Independent councillors. Meanwhile Ian Lindley, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Morpeth Stobhill division, has left the party in protest at its retention of the existing group leader. He will sit as an Independent councillor.
  • South Tyneside borough council: There are two byelections on 27 June. Cleadon and East Boldon ward will elect a new councillor after the death of UK Independence Party councillor David Potts, who was elected as a Conservative. Primrose ward will elect a successor to Labour councillor Emma Lewell-Buck, who resigned on election as Member of Parliament for South Shields. Both terms end in 2014.

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

Scotland

  • Argyll and Bute council: Roddy McCuish, a member of the Scottish National Party, has been elected leader of the council. The new administration has been formed by the SNP, the Argyll & Bute Independent Councillors Group, and the Argyll First group.
  • Edinburgh city council: Byelection on 20 June in Liberton and Gilmerton ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Tom Buchanan. Term ends 2017.
  • Fife council: Byelection on 20 June in Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch ward after the death of Labour councillor Bill Kay. Term ends 2017.

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May 24, 2013
Posted by: David Boothroyd
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Melcombe Regis gets in the thick of it with Labour

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

 

East of England

 

London

  • Harrow borough council: Following last week’s split, the council leader Thaya Idaikkadar has formed a cabinet consisting of five members of the Independent Labour group and two non-voting Conservatives. The Conservative group has declared it is giving him the opportunity to prove himself and will be supporting the administration. Raj Ray (Roxeth ward), who had initially been listed among the members of the Independent Labour group, has decided to remain in the official Labour group, while William Stoodley (West Harrow ward) has moved from the Labour group to join the Independent Labour group; he is now portfolio holder for planning and regeneration.
  • Merton borough council: Simmering tensions within the Conservative group, which have seen two group leaders resign the leadership in the space of two months, broke into the open at the annual meeting of the council. As a result five councillors elected for the Conservative Party have left the party, four during the course of the meeting: Suzanne Evans (Hillside ward), former leader Richard Hilton (Lower Morden ward), and husband and wife Linda Scott and Rod Scott (both Raynes Park ward). They have subsequently been joined in leaving the Conservatives by Chris Edge (Dundonald ward), although it is not clear whether he will join the others in their group. Members of the new group have been invited to join the UK Independence Party and are considering the invitation.

 

North East

 

North West

 

South East

  • Dartford borough council: Vacancy in Newtown ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Gary Reynolds. Term ends 2015.
  • East Sussex county council: Plans for the Conservatives to form a minority administration seem to be on track. The UK Independence Party has denied rumours which had suggested a Conservative/UKIP coalition.
  • Milton Keynes council: Byelection on 20 June in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford ward after the death of Labour councillor Rita Venn. Term ends 2015.
  • Oxfordshire county council: A minority Conservative administration has been formed with the support of the Independent councillors.
  • Southampton city council: Byelection on 13 June 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.

 

South West

 

West Midlands

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

 

Wales

  • Pembrokeshire county council: Sue Perkins, who was elected for the Labour Party in Pembroke Dock Llanion division, has joined the Independent Plus group; she was the only Labour member in the otherwise Independent Plus cabinet, so it appears that the remaining Labour group has now gone into opposition. Meanwhile David Bryan, who was elected as an Independent in Haverfordwest Priory division, has joined the Conservative Party. The overall strength of the parties is now Independent Plus 32, Non-affiliated 12, Labour 7, Plaid Cymru 5, Conservatives 3, Liberal Democrat 1.
  • Swansea city council: Vacancy in Llansamlet division after the death of the Lord Mayor, Dennis Jones, who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2017.

 

Scotland

  • Argyll and Bute council: Following opposition by the Scottish National Party to their council group’s decision to form an administration with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, the leader of the council has resigned and the coalition deal is off. Discussions about a new administration are underway.
  • Edinburgh city council: Byelection on 20 June in Liberton and Gilmerton ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Tom Buchanan. Term ends 2017.
  • Fife council: Byelection on 20 June in Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch ward after the death of Labour councillor Bill Kay. Term ends 2017.