Forthcoming byelections

Posted by David Boothroyd
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15 years ago / November 3, 2009

Forthcoming byelections in principal local authorities, and seats vacat, appear to be as follows:

26 March

2 April

9 April

23 April

30 April

  • Harlow borough council: Staple Tye ward, after the disqualification of David Kirton who failed to attend any meeting of the council or its committees in six months. Kirton had been elected as a Conservative but had left his group after being charged with criminal offences; he has been unable to attend council meetings because he has been remanded in custody. Term ends 2012.
  • Sheffield city council: East Ecclesfield ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Patricia Fox. Term ends 2012.


Vacancies which will not be filled

The Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009) Order 2008 (SI 2008 No. 2857) provides that any vacancy notified after 7 November 2008 in a council due to have elections in 2009, or to be abolished will not be filled. These council vacancies will therefore not see a byelection.