Labour takes Caernarfon

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / April 3, 2015

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Gwynedd: The byelection in Cadnant division on 2 April was won by Glyn Thomas. Labour gain from Plaid Cymru.
  • Tandridge: The byelection in Whyteleafe ward on 1 April was won by David Lee. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basingstoke and Deane: Rooksdown ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Karen Cherrett. Term ends 2016.
  • Birmingham: Sutton New Hall ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Guy Roberts. Term ends 2016.
  • Bolton: Heaton and Lostock ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Alan Rushton. Term ends 2016.
  • Bolton: Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Sean Harkin. Term ends 2016.
  • Burnley: Hapton with Park ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Jonathan Barker. Term ends 2016.
  • Cumbria: Cartmel division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat county councillor Roderick Wilson. Term ends 2017.
  • Ealing: Northfield ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mark Reen. Term ends 2018.
  • Enfield: Jubilee ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Rohini Simbodyal. Term ends 2018.
  • Fife: Dunfermline South ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Cara Hilton, now Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline. Term ends 2017.
  • Hampshire: Andover West division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Pat West. Term ends 2017.
  • Hart: Hartley Wintney ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sara Kinnell in order to contest Fleet West ward. Term ends 2016.
  • Ipswich: St John’s ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Jen Stimson. Term ends 2016.
  • Ipswich: Sprites ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Richard Kirby. Term ends 2016.
  • Knowsley: Halewood West ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Tom Fearns. Term ends 2018.
  • Liverpool: Fazakerley ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Louise Ashton-Armstrong. Term ends 2016.
  • Neath Port Talbot: Cwmllynfell division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Cliff Richards. Term ends 2017.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne: Denton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Anna Round. Term ends 2018.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne: Lemington ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Louise Sutcliffe. Term ends 2016.
  • Northumberland: College division, after the death of Labour councillor Jimmy Sawyer. Term ends 2017.
  • Norwich: Mile Cross ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Deborah Gihawi, who was elected as Labour. Term ends 2016.
  • Norwich: Sewell ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Kevin Barker. Term ends 2016.
  • Pendle: Barrowford ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Anthony Beckett. Term ends 2016.
  • Perth and Kinross: Perth City Centre ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Jack Coburn. Term ends 2017.
  • Peterborough: Stanground Central ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Irene Walsh. Term ends 2016.
  • Reigate and Banstead: Reigate Hill ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lisa Brunt. Term ends 2018.
  • Runnymede: Addlestone North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nick Rogers. Term ends 2016.
  • Somerset: Taunton North division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat county councillor Claire Gordon. Term ends 2017.
  • Southend-on-Sea: St Laurence ward, after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor Lee Burling. Term ends 2018.
  • Swansea: Morriston division, after the resignation of veteran Labour councillor John Davies. Term ends 2017.
  • Sutton: Wallington South ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Colin Hall. Term ends 2018.
  • Swansea: Townhill division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Nick Bradley. Term ends 2017.
  • Tunbridge Wells: Rusthall ward, after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor Piers Wauchope. Term ends 2016.
  • Wiltshire: Bromham, Rowde and Potterne division, after the resignation of after the resignation of Conservative councillor Liz Bryant. Term ends 2017.
  • Wiltshire: Chippenham Hardenhuish division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Nick Watts. Term ends 2017.
  • Winchester: Cheriton and Bishops Sutton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Harry Verney. Term ends 2018.

Dates for byelections

  • Almost all of the seats currently vacant on British councils will be filled on 7 May. In some cases there was to have been a regular local election at the same time, so the vacancy will be filled by electing two councillors in what is known as a ‘double vacancy election’. The full list of additional elections is as follows:

    Barnet: Garden Suburb ward

    Basingstoke and Deane: Rooksdown ward

    Birmingham: Sutton New Hall ward (double vacancy election)

    Bolton: Heaton and Lostock ward; Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Burnley: Hapton with Park (double vacancy election)

    Cambridgeshire: Whittlesey North division

    Camden: Hampstead Town ward

    Cheltenham: Battledown ward

    Cherwell: Caversfield ward

    Cornwall: Camborne Treswithian division; Constantine, Mawnan and Budock division

    Craven: Barden Fell ward; Settle and Ribblebanks ward; Upper Wharfedale ward

    Cumbria: Cartmel division

    Derbyshire: Ashbourne division

    Durham: Barnard Castle West division; Ferryhill division; Sherburn division; Willington and Hunwick division

    Ealing: Northfield ward

    Enfield: Jubilee ward

    Fife: Dunfermline South ward

    Flintshire: Caergwrle division

    Greenwich: Greenwich West ward

    Hampshire: Andover West division

    Harlow: Great Parndon ward (double vacancy election)

    Hart: Hartley Wintney ward (double vacancy election)

    Ipswich: St John’s ward; Sprites ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Kensington and Chelsea: Stanley ward

    Kent: Romney Marsh division

    Kingston upon Thames: Grove ward; Tolworth and Hook Rise ward

    Kirklees: Greenhead ward (double vacancy election)

    Knowsley: Halewood West ward (double vacancy election)

    Lambeth: Prince’s ward

    Leicestershire: Narborough and Whetstone division

    Liverpool: Fazakerley ward (double vacancy election)

    Maidstone: Park Wood

    Mole Valley: Holmwoods ward (double vacancy election)

    Neath Port Talbot: Cwmllynfell division

    Newcastle-under-Lyme: Clayton ward

    Newcastle upon Tyne: Denton ward; Lemington ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Newham: Stratford and New Town ward

    Norfolk: Loddon division

    North East Lincolnshire: East Marsh ward (double vacancy election)

    Norwich: Mile Cross ward; Sewell ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Oxfordshire: West Witney and Bampton division

    Pendle: Barrowford ward (double vacancy election)

    Perth and Kinross: Perth City Centre ward

    Peterborough: Stanground Central ward (double vacancy election)

    Redditch: West ward (double vacancy election)

    Reigate and Banstead: Reigate Hill ward

    Rossendale: Irwell ward; Whitewell ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Rotherham: Boston Castle ward (double vacancy election)

    Runnymede: Addlestone North ward (double vacancy election)

    Rushmoor: West Heath ward (double vacancy election)

    St Helens: Haydock (double vacancy election)

    Sefton: Ravenmeols (double vacancy election)

    Somerset: Taunton North division

    Southend-on-Sea: St Laurence ward; West Shoebury ward (both of which are double vacancy elections)

    Southwark: Chaucer ward

    Stroud: Eastington and Standish ward

    Suffolk: Haverhill Cangle division

    Surrey: Weybridge division

    Swansea: Cockett division; Morriston division; Townhill division

    Tunbridge Wells: Rusthall ward (double vacancy election)

    Wandsworth: Earlsfield ward

    Watford: Callowland (double vacancy election)

    West Oxfordshire: Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield ward (double vacancy election)

    Westminster: Warwick ward

    Wiltshire: Bromham, Rowde and Potterne division; Chippenham Hardenhuish division

    Winchester: Cheriton and Bishops Sutton wardThere are two current vacancies which will not be filled on 7 May: College division in Northumberland, and Wallington South ward in Sutton.