Strong in Stapleford

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / June 14, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Broxtowe: The postponed election in Stapleford South East ward held on 13 June was won by David Grindell and Tim Hallam. Two Liberal Democrat gains from the Conservatives. As a result the Labour/Liberal Democrat/Independent coalition agreed after the election will continue in control.
  • North Devon: The postponed election in Chittlehampton ward held on 13 June was won by Ray Jenkins. The Conservatives take a seat previously held by an Independent councillor; as a result the Liberal Democrat administration does not have an overall majority.
  • North Kesteven: The byelection in Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme ward held on 13 June was won by Amanda Sanderson. Conservative gain from Lincolnshire Independents.

Changes of allegiance

  • Barking and Dagenham: Rocky Gill, who was elected for the Labour Party in Longbridge ward, has left the party after he appeared to endorse the Brexit Party in the European elections.
  • East Renfrewshire: David Macdonald, who was elected as an Independent in Clarkston, Netherlee and Williamwood ward, has joined the Liberal Democrats. He had been a candidate for Change UK in the European election but withdrew after nomination to support the Liberal Democrats.
  • Wiltshire: Andy Phillips, who was elected for the Conservatives in Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands division, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.

New vacancies

  • Canterbury: Chestfield ward, after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Jenny Samper. Term ends 2023.
  • Coventry: Wainbody ward, after the death of Conservative councillor and former Lord Mayor Gary Crookes. Term ends 2022.
  • Daventry: Brixworth ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen. Term ends April next year.
  • East Northamptonshire: Irthlingborough Waterloo ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Marika Hillson. Term ends April next year.
  • Stockport: Hazel Grove ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Jon Twigge. Term ends May next year.
  • Wiltshire: Westbury North division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor David Jenkins. Term ends 2021.
  • Worcester: Claines ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. Term ends 2022.

Dates for byelections

  • Ashford: The byelection due in Downs North ward will be held on 18 July.
  • Cardiff: The byelection due in Cyncoed division will be held on Tuesday 16 July.
  • Ceredigion: The byelection due in Llanbadarn Fawr (Sulien) division will be held on 18 July.
  • Daventry: The byelection due in Brixworth ward will be held on 18 July.
  • Wiltshire: The byelection due in Westbury North division will be held on 18 July.