Havering: Michael Deon Burton, who was elected as an Independent candidate in South Hornchurch ward, has taken his seat on the Conservative benches. Meanwhile the 23 disparate councillors elected from various Residents’ Associations have formed themselves into four separate groups: The ‘Residents’ Group’ (8), the ‘Independent Residents Group’ (6), the ‘Upminster and Cranham Residents Group’ (6) and the ‘North Havering Residents Group’ (3).
Tendring: Three councillors have left the UK Independence Party group to form the Tendring Independents group (together with Michael Bush, who had left the group some months ago). The defectors are Lis Bennison (Peter Bruff ward), Mark Stephenson (St Marys ward) and Ted Whitmore (Bockings Elm ward). Meanwhile
City of London Corporation: Four Aldermen have surrendered office under the City’s system of rolling elections (two are seeking re-election). The positions of Aldermen for Aldgate, Bridge and Bridge Without, Candlewick and Cheap wards are therefore vacant.
City of London Corporation: The election of Aldermen has been arranged for the following days: Aldgate ward on 12 July, Bridge and Bridge Without ward on 12 July, Candlewick ward on 5 July, Cheap ward on 5 July.
North Devon: The byelection due in Fremington ward will be held on 28 June.
Derby: A minority Conservative administration has taken over, being supported by the Liberal Democrats and UK Independence Party councillors. Meanwhile Ranjit Banwait, who was Labour council leader until losing his seat in Boulton ward, has lodged an election petition against the successful UK Independence Party candidate Paul Bettany, alleging campaigning irregularities.