Forthcoming byelections

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

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

25 June

  • Angus council: Monifieth and Sidlaw ward, after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Frank Ellis. Term ends 2012, assuming the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill is passed by the Scottish Parliament.

2 July

9 July

16 July

  • Derbyshire county council: Kirk Hallam division, not a byelection but part of the county council elections postponed from 4 June due to the death of a candidate. In 2005 the division was won by Labour. Term ends 2013.
  • Erewash borough council: Abbotsford ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Sherwood. Term ends 2011.
  • Warwickshire county council: Arbury and Stockingford division, after the resignation of newly-elected Conservative Tom Wilson who was employed by the authority at the time of his nomination and therefore disqualified. He has since resigned and will defend his seat at the byelection. Term ends 2013.

22 July (a Wednesday poll)

23 July

30 July

  • Broxtowe borough council: Brinsley ward, after Sadie Graham-Single was disqualified for failing to attend any meetings in six months. Originally elected for the British National Party, Mrs Graham-Single was expelled from the party in December 2007 and had been sitting as an Independent. Term ends 2011.
  • Tameside borough council: Denton North East ward, after the death of veteran Labour councillor Martin Wareing. Term ends 2012.


There will at some point in the future be a byelection for Neath Port Talbot county borough council in Neath North ward due to the resignation of Labour councillor Derek Vaughan, who has been elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Wales. Vaughan has said he will time his resignation so that the byelection can take place on the same day as the next general election.