Independent success Lincs Skellingthorpe and Devon

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 weeks ago / June 29, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Leicestershire: The byelection in Syston Ridgeway division held on 28 June was won by Tom Barkley. Conservative hold.
  • North Devon: The byelection in Fremington ward held on 28 June was won by Jayne Mackie who stood as an Independent. She succeeds another Independent.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection in North Hykeham Mill ward held on 28 June was won by Stephen Roe. Conservative hold.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection in Skellingthorpe ward held on 28 June was won by Richard Johnson of the Lincolnshire Independents. He takes a seat previously held by an Independent councillor.

Changes of allegiance

  • Powys: Gary Price, who was elected for the Conservatives in Llandrindod North division, has left the party to sit as a non-aligned councillor.
  • Winchester: Kim Gottlieb, who was elected for the Conservatives in Alresford and Itchen Valley ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. His move deprived the Conservative administration of their majority, and at a full council meeting he voted to remove the council leader from office; however Jamie Scott (who had moved from Conservative to Liberal Democrat in January 2014, and represents St Luke ward) opposed the motion. Scott remains formally within the Liberal Democrats.

New vacancies

  • East Devon: Ottery St Mary Rural ward, after the disqualification of Matt Coppell of the East Devon Alliance (sitting in the Independent group), who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. Term ends 2019.
  • Merthyr Tydfil: Gurnos division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Rhonda Braithwaite. Term ends 2022.
  • West Lancashire: Knowsley ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Michelle Aldridge. Term ends 2022.

Dates for byelections

  • Merthyr Tydfil: The byelection due in Gurnos division will be held on 26 July.
  • Peterborough: The byelection due in Orton Longueville ward will be held on 2 August.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection due in Knowsley ward will be held on 26 July.