Village of the Plough, Sail, and Labour councillor

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

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East Midlands

  • Chesterfield borough council: Tom Murphy was elected councillor for St Helen’s ward on 5 July, holding the seat for the Labour Party.
  • Corby borough council: Byelection on 12 July in East ward after the death of Labour councillor and former council leader Pat Fawcett. Term ends 2015.
  • Lincolnshire county council: Byelection on 2 August in Lincoln East division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sara Cliff, who was under criticism for her poor attendance record since moving to Cambridgeshire. Term ends 2013.
  • South Holland district council: There are two byelections on 2 August. The byelection in Fleet ward is caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Shaun Keeble; the byelection in Long Sutton ward arises after the death of veteran Independent councillor Dennis Tennant. Both terms end in 2015.

East of England

  • Breckland district council: There is a byelection on 19 July in Queen’s ward in Attleborough after the resignation of Conservative councillor Simon Rogers, who has moved to Cornwall; there are another two byelections on 26 July. The first is in Harling and Heathlands ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lady Kay Fisher, whose husband has a financial link with the Crown Estate who are putting forward development plans in the district. The second is in Mid Forest ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Bernard English due to ill health. All terms end in 2015.
  • Central Bedfordshire council: Vacancy in Stotfold and Langford ward after the death of Conservative councillor Jon Clarke. Term ends 2015.
  • Maldon borough council: Stevan Slodzik was elected councillor for Tollesbury ward on 5 July. He gains for the Labour Party a seat previously held by the Conservatives.
  • Tendring district council: Vacancy in St Bartholomews ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Chris Cowlin, who was sponsored by the Holland Residents’ Association. He was elected only in March but has found that he cannot fulfil all the duties of a councillor. Term ends 2015.


North East

  • No updates this week.

North West

  • Burnley borough council: Vacancy in Trinity ward after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor Tony Lambert. Term ends 2016.
  • Fylde borough council: Barbara Nash was elected councillor for Heyhouses ward on 5 July. She holds the seat for the Conservative Party and restores the party’s overall majority on the council.
  • Liverpool city council: Rachael O’Byrne was elected councillor for Allerton and Hunts Cross ward, and Hetty Wood was elected councillor for Riverside ward, in byelections held on 5 July. Both new councillors were elected for the Labour Party; the result in Allerton and Hunts Cross marks a gain of a seat from the Liberal Democrats, while in Riverside the seat was held.

South East

South West

  • Cornwall council: Vacancy in St Keverne and Meneage division after the death of Independent councillor Pam Lyne. Term ends 2013.

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Calderdale borough council: Byelection on 19 July in Warley ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Keith Hutson. Term ends in 2015. There is an impending vacancy in Calder ward as another Liberal Democrat councillor, Nader Fekri, is moving to Turkey to join his wife; his term is due to end in 2014.



  • No updates this week.