The Tory Canvasser’s tale

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / November 16, 2018

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Bassetlaw: The byelection in East Retford West ward held on 15 November was won by Matthew Callingham. Labour hold.
  • Kent: The byelection in Canterbury North division held on 15 November was won by Robert Thomas. Conservative hold.
  • Oxfordshire: The byelection in Grove and Wantage division held on 15 November was won by Jane Hanna. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Stroud: The byelection in Dursley ward held on 15 November was won by Trevor Hall. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bradford: Bolton and Undercliffe ward, after the death of Labour councillor and former council leader Ian Greenwood. Term ends 2022.
  • Cheshire East: Haslington ward, after the death of Conservative councillor John Hammond. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Northampton: Delapre and Briar Hill ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Victoria Culbard. Term ends May next year.
  • Teignbridge: Teign Valley ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Amanda Ford. As her term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection.

Dates for byelections

  • Charnwood: The byelection due in Anstey ward will be held on 20 December.
  • Corporation of London: An election of Alderman for Broad Street ward will be held on 13 December. The incumbent, Michael Mainelli, intends to seek re-election.
  • Northampton: The byelection due in Delapre and Briar Hill ward will be held on 29 November.
  • Peterborough: It is confirmed that Richard Ferris and Matthew Mahabadi both resigned on 6 November – within six months of the end of their term, so the vacancies in East ward and Park ward cannot be filled in byelections.