Lib Dems have Torridge time

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / July 27, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Merthyr Tydfil: The byelection in Gurnos division held on 26 July was won by Jeremy Davies. Independent gain from Labour.
  • New Forest: The byelection in Fawley, Blackfield and Langley ward held on 26 July was won by Merv Langdale. Conservative hold.
  • North East Lincolnshire: The byelection in Freshney ward held on 26 July was won by Sheldon Mill. Labour hold.
  • Plymouth: The byelection in Stoke ward held on 26 July was won by Jemima Laing. Labour hold.
  • Thanet: The byelection in Birchington South ward held on 26 July was won by Linda Wright. Conservative gain from an Independent elected for the UK Independence Party.
  • Torridge: The byelection in Hartland and Bradworthy ward held on 26 July was won by Richard Boughton. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection in Knowsley ward on 26 July was won by Gareth Dowling, who returns to the council less than three months after standing down. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Dorset: Ferndown division, after the death of Conservative councillor Steve Lugg. Term ends May next year.
  • East Dorset: Ferndown Central ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Steve Lugg. Term ends May next year.
  • Kensington and Chelsea: Dalgarno ward, after the impending resignation of Labour councillor Robert Thompson who is moving to West Hampstead. Term ends 2022.
  • Knowsley: Halewood South ward, after the death of Labour councillor Tina Harris. Term ends May next year.
  • New Forest: Pennington ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Penny Jackman. Term ends May next year.
  • Sevenoaks: Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Ingrid Tennessee, who did not attend any council meetings in six months. Term ends May next year.

Dates for byelections

  • Carlisle: The byelection due in Denton Holme ward will be held on 6 September.
  • Cumbria: The byelection due in Denton Holme division will be held on 6 September.
  • Knowsley: The byelection due in Halewood South ward will be held on 23 August.
  • Sevenoaks: The byelection due in Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth ward will be held on 30 August.
  • Tameside: The byelection due in Ashton Waterloo ward will be held on 6 September.