Sandwell in suspense

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 months ago / January 25, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Medway: Rainham North ward, after the death of Conservative councillor David Carr. His term would have ended in May so no byelection will be held.
  • Melton: Egerton ward, after the death of Labour councillor Michael Blase. His term would have ended in May so there will be no byelection.
  • Southend-on-Sea: Milton ward, after the death of tLabour councillor Julian Ware-Lane. Term ends 2020.
  • Sunderland: Washington South ward, after the impending disqualification of Independent councillor Paul Middleton (who was elected for the Labour Party). He has received a disqualifying suspended prison sentence. The seat will remain vacant as his term was due to end in May.

Dates for byelections

  • Aylesbury Vale: The byelection due in Haddenham and Stone ward will be held on 7 March.
  • Southampton: The byelection due in Coxford ward will be held on 14 March.

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