Mark Hall goes back to Labour

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / February 13, 2015

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • Cambridgeshire: The byelection in Bar Hill division on 12 February was won by Lynda Harford. Conservative hold.
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: Alistair MacLennan was the only candidate nominated for the byelection in Sgir’ an Taobh Siar agus Nis ward, and was accordingly returned unopposed on 10 February. Independent hold.
  • Harlow: The byelection in Mark Hall ward on 12 February was won by Danny Purton. Labour gain from UK Independence Party.
  • Shropshire: The byelection in Oswestry East division on 12 February was won by John Price. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Archie Campbell. Term ends 2017.
  • South Holland: Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Amanda Puttick. As her term would have ended in May, she will not be replaced before the full council elections.
  • Stoke-on-Trent: Birches Head and Central Forest Park ward, after the sudden death of City Independent councillor Paul Breeze. His term was due to end in May so there will be no byelection.
  • Stratford-on-Avon: Aston Cantlow ward, after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Sir William Lawrence, Bt.. Term ends 2016.
  • Warwick: Stoneleigh ward, after the death of Independent councillor Bertie Mackay. As the term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

Dates for byelections

  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: The byelection due in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath ward will be held on 26 March.
  • Fife: The byelection due in Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward will be held on 26 March.
  • Vale of Glamorgan: The byelection due in Llantwit Major division will be held on 26 March.

Other updates

  • Redcar and Cleveland: Following the mass defection of councillors and Labour’s loss of control last week, a full council meeting this week voted to remove George Dunning as council leader. The cabinet will now be formed by the Independent group and the Liberal Democrats. It should be noted that the former Labour councillors are designated as ‘Independent’ but are not part of the Independent group.