Bringing home the Blacon

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 years ago / April 21, 2017

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.


  • Cheshire West and Chester: The byelection in Blacon ward on 20 April was won by Ben Powell. Labour hold.
  • Harrow: The byelection in Kenton East ward on 20 April was won by Nitesh Hirani. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • Richmondshire: When nominations closed for the byelection in Reeth and Arkengathdale, only one candidate had been nominated; Ian Scott has therefore been elected unopposed and there will be no poll on 18 May. Conservative gain from Independent.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Ashford: Victoria ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Harold Apps. Term ends 2019.
  • Cornwall: Bodmin St Petroc division, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Rogerson. With full council elections due on 4 May there will be no byelection, but the council election will be postponed.

Dates for byelections

  • Salford: The byelection due in Claremont ward will be held on 8 June.
  • Southend-on-Sea: The byelection due in Shoeburyness ward will be held on 25 May.

Postponed poll

  • Cornwall: The election due on 4 May in Bodmin St Petroc division has been postponed after the death of Steve Rogerson, who had been nominated as the Liberal Democrat candidate.