Grand post-election roundup

Posted by David Boothroyd
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12 years ago / May 6, 2012

While councillors elected on 3 May do not formally take office until midnight on Monday 7 May, here is an update the state of play in local authorities after this year’s round of elections.

East Midlands

East of England


North East

North West

  • Blackpool council: Jim Elmes was elected councillor for Marton ward, and John Jones was elected in Bloomfield ward, on 3 May. Both were candidates of the Labour Party; in Marton ward the seat was previously held by the Conservatives, while Bloomfield was previously Labour.
  • Carlisle city council: Vacancy in Harraby ward after the death of Labour councillor Dave Weedall who was the longest serving councillor in the City. Term ends 2014.
  • Cumbria county council: John McCreesh of the Liberal Democrats was elected county councillor for Kendal Strickland and Fell division on 3 May, holding the seat for his party. There is another byelection on 24 May in Aspatria and Wharrels division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Johnson who has become an employee of the council and would have been disqualified. Both terms end in 2013.
  • Liverpool city council: Joe Anderson, the Labour Party candidate, was elected Mayor on 3 May. His election as Mayor disqualifies him as a councillor, leaving a vacancy in Riverside ward. There is also a vacancy in Allerton and Hunts Cross ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Vera Best, who has since died. Both terms end in 2014.
  • Manchester city council: A referendum on 3 May decided not to adopt a directly-elected Mayor system.
  • Oldham borough council: Vacancy in Failsworth East ward after the death of Labour councillor Barbara Dawson. Term ends 2014.
  • Pendle borough council: Labour and the Conservatives have the same number of seats, leaving control of the council in the balance.
  • Salford city council: Ian Stewart, who was the Labour Party candidate, was elected Mayor of Salford on 3 May.
  • South Lakeland district council: Giles Archibald of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Kendal Fell ward on 3 May, holding the seat for his party.
  • Stockport borough council: The Liberal Democrats lost only one seat (although that of the council leader) on 3 May, and are likely to seek to continue their alliance with the Independent Ratepayers to control the council.

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber