Maximum break for Isle of Wight Tories

Posted by David Boothroyd
View David's blog
5 months ago / June 21, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Forest of Dean: The postponed election in the three seat Newent and Taynton ward held on 20 June was won by Julia Gooch (Independent), Gill Moseley (Liberal Democrat) and Vilnis Vesma (Liberal Democrat).
  • Isle of Wight: The byelection in Whippingham and Osborne ward held on 20 June was won by Stephen Hendry. Conservative gain from an Independent who had joined the Labour Party.
  • Merton: The byelection in Cannon Hill ward held on 20 June was won by Jenifer Gould. Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.
  • Neath Port Talbot: The byelection in Pelenna division held on 20 June was won by Jeremy Hurley. He stood as an Independent candidate and succeeds another Independent.
  • Salford: The postponed election in Walkden South ward held on 20 June was won by Joshua Brooks. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • South Ribble: The postponed election in Farington West ward held on 20 June was won by Karen Walton and Stephen Thurlbourn. Conservatives hold both seats.
  • Wandsworth: The byelection in Furzedown ward held on 20 June was won by Graham Loveland. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Hartlepool: Hart ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Jean Robinson who was elected for the Labour Party. Term ends May next year.
  • City of London Corporation: Coleman Street ward, after the resignation of Common Councilman Stuart Fraser. Term ends 2021.
  • City of London Corporation: Farrington Within ward, after the resignation of Common Councilman Thomas Anderson. Term ends 2021.

Dates for byelections

  • Hartlepool: The byelection due in Hart ward will be held on 25 July.
  • Gloucester: The byelection due in Barnwood ward will be held on 25 July.
  • Gloucester: The byelection due in Podsmead ward will be held on 25 July.
  • City of London Corporation: The byelection due in Coleman Street ward will be held on Tuesday 30 July.
  • City of London Corporation: The byelection due in Farringdon Within ward will be held on Wednesday 24 July.

Other updates

  • Stafford: An election petition has been lodged challenging the 2 May result in Haywoods and Hixon ward, which elected Alexander Brown (Conservative) and Brendan McKeown (Independent). The petitioners, from the Conservative Party, seek a recount as the total number of votes in the declared result is significantly less than would have been expected from the number of verified ballot papers.