Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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16 years ago / February 8, 2008

A list of forthcoming local authority byelections.

14 February

  • Elgin City South ward, Moray council, caused by the death of Alastair Bisset who was an Independent councillor. The term ends in 2011.
  • Leyton ward, Waltham Forest borough council, to replace Miranda Grell who had been elected for the Labour Party. Grell was disqualified from membership when she was convicted of making false statements about another candidate at her original election. Her replacement will serve until 2010.
  • Stretton ward, East Staffordshire borough council, after the resignation of Ian Bradley (Conservative). His replacement will serve until 2011.
  • Tulketh ward, Preston city council after the death of Jean Al-Seraj (Labour). The winner will serve until 2010.

21 February

28 February

6 March

13 March

20 March

  • Redwell West ward, Wellingborough borough council, following the resignation of Conservative councillor David Old. The winnder serves until 2011.
  • Yapton ward, Arun district council, following the resignation of Christopher Forester(Conservative). The winner serves until 2011.

1 May

The following elections are likely to be postponed until 1 May when this year’s round of local elections will take place. Where authorities have elections on 1 May, no byelection is held to fill vacancies where the new councillor would have a term less than six months.


There are known to be Conservative vacancies in Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary ward, Fenland district council, following the death of Cliff Edwards, and in Water Park ward, Cotswold district council, following the resignation of Judith Aram.

Labour seats are vacant in each of Bedwell division of Hertfordshire county council and Pin Green ward, Stevenage borough council, after the death of Tanis Kent, in Holmewood and Heath and Killamarsh West wards of North East Derbyshire district council, following the deaths of Terry Fisher and Colin Robinson, and in Vassall ward, Lambeth borough council following the death of Liz Atkinson.

Brockworth division, Gloucestershire county council, is vacant following the resignation of Sean Connors of the Brockworth Residents Group. There is a vacancy at Gooshays ward of Havering borough council following the resignation of the British National Party councillor Alan Bailey. Sedgefield ward of Sedgefield borough council also has a vacancy caused by the death of Independent councillor Jim Wayman.

No byelection

There are some seats vacant which will not be filled because the term of the councillor who caused the vacancy would have expired in May 2008.