Red Romsey returns

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 years ago / June 26, 2015

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Cambridgeshire: The byelection in Romsey division held on 25 June was won by Zoe Moghadas. Labour gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • South Kesteven: The election in Market and West Deeping ward, postponed from 7 May after the death of a candidate, was held on 25 June and resulted in Independents Bob Broughton and Ashley Baxter, Conservative Nick Neilson, being elected. This represents no change on 2011.

Changes of allegiance

  • Cardiff: Gareth Holden, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat in Gabalfa division but had been sitting as an Independent, has joined the Plaid Cymru group.
  • Tower Hamlets: Rabina Khan (Shadwell ward), who had been sitting as an ungrouped Independent councillor, has now joined the Independent group.
  • Tower Hamlets: Abjol Miah (St Peter’s ward), who was elected for Tower Hamlets First and had been a member of the Independent group, has left it to sit as an ungrouped Independent councillor.

New vacancies

  • Aberdeen: Midstocket/Rosemount ward, after the impending resignation of Independent councillor Fraser Forsyth who is moving to England. He was elected as a Conservative. Term ends 2017.
  • Denbighshire: Prestatyn East division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor James Davies, now Member of Parliament for Vale of Clwyd. Term ends 2017.
  • Edinburgh: Leith Walk ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Deidre Brock, now Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North and Leith. Term ends 2017.
  • Midlothian: Midlothian West ward, after the impending resignation (effective 1 July) of Scottish National Party councillor Owen Thompson, now Member of Parliament for Midlothian. Term ends 2017.
  • Norfolk: Loddon division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Derek Blake, who was only elected in a byelection on 7 May. Term ends 2017.
  • North Kesteven: North Hykeham Mill ward, after the resignation of Lincolnshire Independent councillor Jill Wilson due to ill health. Term ends 2019.
  • South Norfolk: Chedgrave and Thurton ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Derek Blake. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Denbighshire: The byelection due in Prestatyn East division will be held on 16 July.
  • Edinburgh: The byelection due in Leith Walk ward will be held on 10 September.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection due in North Hykeham Mill ward will be held on 30 July.
  • Northumberland: The byelection due in College division will be held on 30 July.
  • Wychavon: The byelection due in Droitwich East ward will be held on 30 July.