One vote glory for Labour in Durham

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / October 24, 2014

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection in Oban North and Lorn ward on 23 October was won by Iain McLean. Scottish National Party gain from Independent.
  • Chichester: The byelection in Rogate ward on 23 October was won by Gillian Keegan. Conservative hold.
  • Durham: The byelection in Burnopfield and Dipton division on 23 October was won by Joanne Carr, who had one vote more than her nearest challenger. Labour gain from Derwentside Independents.
  • Durham: The byelection in Evenwood division on 23 October was won by Heather Smith. Labour hold.
  • Forest of Dean: The byelection in Newnham and Westbury ward on 23 October was won by Simon Phelps. Independent hold.
  • Gloucestershire: The byelection in Mitcheldean division on 23 October was won by Brian Robinson. Conservative gain from Independent.
  • Mid Sussex: The byelection in Haywards Heath Lucastes ward on 23 October was won by Geoff Rawlinson. Conservative hold.
  • Shepway: The byelection in Folkestone Harvey West ward on 23 October was won by Helen Barker. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Hillingdon: Charville ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor David Horne due to ill health. Term ends 2018.
  • Nottinghamshire: Ollerton division, after the death of Labour county councillor Stella Smedley who was the longest serving member. Term ends 2017.
  • Sunderland: Washington East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Neville Padgett due to ill health. Term ends 2018.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: Cox Green ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alan Mellins over controversial comments on travellers. Term ends May next year.

Dates for byelections

  • East Riding of Yorkshire: The byelections due in Bridlington Central and Old Town, Howdenshire, and Willerby and Kirk Ella wards, will all take place on 27 November.
  • Hillingdon: The byelection due in Charville ward will be held on 27 November.
  • Medway: The byelection due in Peninsula ward will be held on 20 November.
  • Melton: The byelection due in Asfordby ward will be held on 27 November.
  • Oxford: The byelections due in Blackbird Leys and Northfield Brook wards will both be held on 27 November.
  • Oxfordshire: The byelection due in Leys division will be held on 27 November.