When trying to win, do it cleverly but softly

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / November 27, 2015

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Ashfield: The byelection in Selston ward on 26 November was won by Christine Quinn-Wilcox. Selston Parish Independents hold.
  • Fife: The byelection in Dunfermline North ward on 26 November was won by Ian Ferguson. Scottish National Party hold.
  • Fife: The byelection in Rosyth ward on 26 November was won by Sharon Wilson. Scottish National Party hold.
  • Gwynedd: The byelection in Pwllheli South division on 26 November was won by Hefin Underwood who stood without a party description. He gained his seat from Llais Gwynedd.
  • Lancaster: The byelection in Carnforth and Millhead ward on 26 November was won by George Askew. Conservative hold.
  • Newport: The byelection in Bettws division on 26 November was won by Janet Cleverly who stood as an Independent candidate. She retains a seat previously held by an Independent.
  • Nottinghamshire: The byelection in Selston division on 26 November was won by David Martin. Selston Parish Independents hold.
  • Rochford: The byelection in Rochford ward on 26 November was won by Matt Softly. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Wiltshire: The byelection in Salisbury St Edmund and Milford division on 26 November was won by Atiqul Hoque. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.

Change of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Carlisle: Botcherby ward, after the death of Labour councillor Terry Scarborough. Term ends 2019.
  • Exeter: Pennsylvania ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jake Donovan. As his term ends in May next year, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Thanet: Newington ward, after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor Vince Munday who is emigrating to Thailand. Term ends 2019.

Date for byelection

  • Carlisle: The byelection due in Botcherby ward will be held on 7 January 2016.