UKIP’s gone for a Burton

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 years ago / May 27, 2016

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • East Staffordshire: The byelection in Stapenhill ward on 26 May was won by Craig Jones. Labour gain from UK Independence Party.
  • Hambleton: The byelection in Northallerton South ward on 26 May was won by Caroline Dickinson. Conservative hold.
  • North Yorkshire: The byelection in Northallerton division on 26 May was won by Caroline Dickinson. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Cornwall: St Teath and St Breward division, after the resignation of Independent councillor John Lugg. Term ends May next year.
  • Islington: Barnsbury ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor James Murray, now Deputy Mayor for Housing at the Greater London Authority. Term ends 2018.
  • Lancashire: Chorley Rural North division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Mike Devaney. Term ends May next year.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Silverdale and Parksite ward, after the death of Newcastle Independent Group councillor Eileen Braithwaite. Term ends 2018.
  • North Ayrshire: Irvine West ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Ruth Maguire, now Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cunninghame South. Term ends May next year.
  • Nottinghamshire: Bingham division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Martin Suthers, who was deputy leader of the Conservative group. Term ends May next year.
  • Renfrewshire: Renfrew South and Gallowhill ward, after the death of Labour councillor Eddie Grady. Term ends May next year.
  • Surrey: Farnham South division, after the impending resignation of Conservative county councillor David Munro, now Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. He intends to resign after the referendum. Term ends May next year.
  • Waverley: Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone ward, after the impending resignation of Conservative county councillor David Munro, now Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. He intends to resign after the referendum. Term ends 2019.

Dates for byelections

  • Eden: The byelection due in Appleby Appleby ward will be held on 7 July.
  • Islington: The byelection due in Barnsbury ward will be held on 14 July.
  • Lancashire: The byelection due in Chorley Rural North division will be held on 21 July.
  • Thanet: The byelection due in Newington ward will be held on Friday 1 July.
  • Vale of Glamorgan: The byelection due in Rhoose division will be held on 30 June.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: The byelection due in Sunninghill and South Ascot ward will be held on 23 June. (There is no legal provision to allow the poll to be combined with the referendum on that date)

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