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Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 years ago / February 19, 2016

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection in Oban North and Lorn ward on 18 February was won by Julie McKenzie. The Scottish National Party gains a seat previously held by an Independent councillor who was a supporter of Argyll First.
  • Broxtowe: The byelection in Greasley ward on 18 February was won by Eddie Cubley. Conservative hold.
  • Broxtowe: The byelection in Toton and Chilwell Meadows ward on 18 February was won by Stephanie Kerry. Conservative hold.
  • Cambridgeshire: The byelection in Sutton division on 18 February was won by Lorna Dupre. Liberal Democrat gain from the Conservatives.
  • Chiltern: The byelection in Amersham Town ward on 18 February was won by Jules Cook. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat; the new councillor is the daughter of the former councillor Davida Allen whose death caused the byelection.
  • Flintshire: The byelection in New Brighton division on 18 February was won by Sara Parker. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Lichfield: The byelection in Chadsmead ward on 18 February was won by Paul Ray. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Manchester: The byelection in Higher Blackley ward on 18 February was won by Paula Sadler. Labour hold.
  • Suffolk: The byelection in Newmarket and Red Lodge division on 18 February was won by Robin Millar. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Castle Point: St George’s ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Jacqui Govier. Term ends 2019.
  • City of London Corporation: Lime Street ward, following the resignation of Robert Howard (a non-partisan common councilman). Term ends 2017.
  • City of London Corporation: Tower ward, following the resignation of Gerald Pulman (a non-partisan common councilman). Term ends 2017.
  • Colchester: Stanway ward, after the resignation of Highwoods and Stanway Independent Group councillor Laura Sykes (who was elected for the Liberal Democrats). As her term would have ended in May, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Gloucestershire: Churchdown division, after the death of Liberal Democrat county councillor Bill Whelan. Term ends 2017.
  • Kettering: St Peters ward, after the resignation of veteran Conservative councillor Terry Freer. Term ends 2019.
  • Lancaster: Carnforth and Millhead ward, after the death of Conservative councillor George Askew at the age of 32. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • City of London Corporation: The byelection in Lime Street ward will be held on 17 March.
  • City of London Corporation: The byelection in Tower ward will be held on Wednesday 16 March.
  • Essex: The byelection due in Clacton East division will be held on 31 March.
  • Kettering: The byelection due in St Peters ward will be held on 24 March.
  • Richmondshire: The byelection due in Central Richmond ward will be held on 31 March.