Cooper’s back

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 weeks ago / June 8, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • East Staffordshire: The byelection in Crown ward held on 7 June was won by Gordon Marjoram. Conservative hold.
  • Mid Devon: The byelection in Cranmore ward on 7 June was won by Lance Kennedy. Conservative hold.
  • South Oxfordshire: The byelection in Benson and Crowmarsh ward on 7 June was won by Sue Cooper, who regains the seat she held from 1991 to 2011. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Barnsley: Old Town ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Anita Cherryholme. Term ends 2019.
  • Bury: Besses ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Term ends 2020.
  • Darlington: Cockerton ward, after the death of Labour councillor David Regan. Term ends 2019.
  • Elmbridge: Oxshott and Stoke D’Abernon ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor James Vickers. Term ends 2019.
  • Fife: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Lesley Laird, now Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. Term ends 2022.
  • Northamptonshire: St George division, after the resignation of Labour county councillor Rachel Cooley. Term ends 2021.
  • Oxford: Headington ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Ruth Wilkinson. Term ends 2020.
  • Shropshire: Shifnal South and Cosford division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Stuart West. Term ends 2021.
  • Thanet: Birchington South ward, after the death of Independent councillor Alan Howes, who was elected for the UK Independence Party. Term ends 2019.
  • Torridge: Hartland and Bradworthy ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Jane Leaper. Term ends 2019.
  • West Lancashire: Hesketh-with-Becconsall ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Moon. Term ends 2020.

Dates for byelections

  • Barnsley: The byelection due in Old Town ward will be held on 12 July.
  • Bury: The byelection due in Besses ward will be held on 19 July.
  • Darlington: The byelection due in Cockerton ward will be held on 12 July.
  • East Dorset: The byelection due in Verwood East ward will be held on 12 July.
  • Elmbridge: The byelection due in Oxshott and Stoke D’Abernon ward will be held on 12 July.
  • Norfolk: The byelection due in Yare and All Saints division will be held on 12 July.
  • Northamptonshire: The byelection due in St George division will be held on 19 July.
  • Rutland: The byelection due in Oakham South West ward will be held on 12 July.
  • Shropshire: The byelection due in Shifnal South and Cosford division will be held on 5 July.
  • Waveney: The byelection due in Pakefield ward will be held on 12 July.
  • Waveney: The byelection due in Southwold and Reydon ward will be held on 12 July.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection due in Hesketh-with-Becconsall ward will be held on 19 July.

Other updates

  • Moray: A bid by the Scottish National Party group to take control of the council was rejected by the convener at a council meeting on Wednesday. Talks continue, and a special full council meeting has been called for next Wednesday to decide who will run the council.