Canvey Island Independents get a Halloween fright

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / October 31, 2014

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Castle Point: The byelection in Canvey East ward on 30 October was won by Colin Letchford. Independent gain from Canvey Island Independent Party.
  • Neath Port Talbot: The byelection in Sandfields East division on 30 October was won by Matthew Crowley. Labour hold.
  • North Ayrshire: The byelection in North Coast and Cumbraes ward on 30 October was won by Grace McLean. Scottish National Party hold, thereby retaining control of the council.
  • Telford and Wrekin: The byelection in Ironbridge Gorge ward on 30 October was won by Ken Stringer. Labour hold.
  • Telford and Wrekin: The byelection in Newport West ward on 30 October was won by Peter Scott. Independent gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Adur: St Mary’s ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Mendoza. Term ends 2018.
  • Broxtowe: Toton and Chilwell Meadows ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Marilyn Hegyi. Term ends May next year.
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: St James ward, after the death of former Conservative group leader Howard Jones. Term ends 2018.

Dates for byelections

  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection due in South Kintyre ward will take place on 11 December.
  • Broxtowe: The byelection due in Toton and Chilwell Meadows ward will take place on 11 December.
  • Mansfield: The byelection due in Netherfield ward will take place on 4 December.
  • Rossendale: The byelection due in Longholme ward will take place on 4 December.
  • Sunderland: The byelection due in Washington East ward will take place on 11 December.
  • Thurrock: The byelection due in Aveley and Uplands ward will be held on 4 December.

Other updates

  • Wrexham: Following the recent leadership turmoil, an all-party administration has been formed under an Independent leader.