Which way to recapture Pendle?

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / May 6, 2018

Aside from the scheduled local elections last Thursday, the latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Aylesbury Vale: The byelection in Quainton ward on 3 May was won by Scott Raven. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Braintree: The byelection in Bocking North ward on 3 May was won by Anthony Everard. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Braintree: The byelection in Hatfield Peverel and Terling ward on 3 May was won by James Coleridge. Conservative hold.
  • Cheshire West and Chester: The byelection in Ellesmere Port Town ward on 3 May was won by Mike Edwardson. Labour hold.
  • Daventry: The byelection in Walgrave ward on 3 May was won by Lesley Woolnough. Conservative hold.
  • Hertfordshire: The byelection in St Albans North division on 3 May was won by Roma Mills. Labour gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Leicestershire: The byelection in Stoney Stanton and Croft division on 3 May was won by Maggie Wright. Conservative hold.
  • St Edmundsbury: The byelection in Haverhill East on 3 May was won by Robin Pilley. Conservative hold.
  • St Edmundsbury: The byelection in Haverhill North on 3 May was won by Elaine McManus. Conservative hold.
  • South Holland: The byelection in Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward on 3 May was won by Susan Wray. Conservative hold.
  • Swale: The byelection in Sheppey East ward on 3 May was won by Lynd Taylor. Conservative hold.
  • Torridge: The byelection in Bideford East ward on 3 May was won by James Hellyer. Conservative gain from the UK Independence Party.
  • Weymouth and Portland: The byelection in Weymouth West on 3 May was won by Richard Nickinson. The Conservatives regain a seat lost through the defection of the former councillor to the Green Party.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Doncaster: Town ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor John McHale. Term ends 2021.
  • East Dorset: Verwood East ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Boyd Mortimer. Term ends 2019.
  • Watford: Oxhey ward, after the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Taylor, now Mayor of Watford. Term ends 2019.

Postponed local elections

  • Brent: The election in Willesden Green ward has been postponed following the death of Labour candidate and sitting councillor Lesley Jones.
  • Southwark: The election in London Bridge and Bermondsey West ward has been postponed following the death of Conservative candidate Toby Eckersley, also a former councillor (1977-2014).

Dates for byelections

  • Doncaster: The byelection due in Town ward will be held on 14 June.
  • South Oxfordshire: The byelection due in Benson and Crowmarsh ward will be held on 7 June.