Shropshire’s going Green

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 years ago / February 5, 2016

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • East Cambridgeshire: The byelection in Bottisham ward on 4 February was won by Alan Sharp. Conservative hold.
  • North West Leicestershire: The byelection in Measham South ward on 4 February was won by Sean Sheahan. Labour hold.
  • Northumberland: The byelection in Hexham West division on 4 February was won by Derek Kennedy. He stood as an Independent candidate with no description on the ballot paper, and gains the seat from the Conservatives.
  • Shropshire: The byelection in Oswestry South division on 4 February was won by Duncan Kerr. Green Party gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Dundee: Maryfield ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Craig Melville who has been accused of sending questionable text messages. Term ends 2017.
  • Perth and Kinross: Almond and Earn ward, after the death of Independent councillor Alan Jack. Term ends 2017.
  • Rutland: Greetham ward, after the death of the leader of the council, Conservative councillor Roger Begy. Term ends 2019.
  • Three Rivers: South Oxhey ward, after the death of veteran Labour councillor Len Tippen. Term ends 2018.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: Maidenhead Riverside ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Andrew Jenner. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Cumbria: The byelection due in Kendal Strickland and Fell division will be held on 10 March.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection due in Ashby De La Launde and Cranwell ward will be held on 17 March.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: The byelection due in Maidenhead Riverside ward will be held on 10 March.