Brexit Party goes Viral

Posted by David Boothroyd
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1 month ago / August 9, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Cambridge: The byelection in Newnham ward held on 8 August was won by Josh Matthews. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • East Northamptonshire: The byelection in Irthlingborough Waterloo ward held on 8 August was won by Lee Wilkes. The Conservatives regain a seat lost to Labour when the previous councillor changed parties.
  • Corporation of London: Sir Charles Bowman was re-elected as Alderman for Lime Street ward on 6 August.
  • Corporation of London: Sir Andrew Parmley was re-elected as Alderman for Vintry ward on 6 August.
  • Worcester: The byelection in Claines ward held on 8 August was won by Mel Allcott. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

  • Adur: Liz Hayward (Mash Barn ward) and Robin Monk (Churchill ward), who were elected for the UK Independence Party, are both now sitting as Independent councillors.
  • West Sussex: Viral Parikh, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Bourne division, has joined the Brexit Party. He was recently announced as Brexit Party candidate for Sunderland Central.

New vacancies

  • Cardiff: Llanishen division, after the impending resignation of Labour councillor Phil Bale. Term ends 2022.
  • Crawley: Tilgate ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Charles Petts. Term ends May next year.
  • Shropshire: Bishop’s Castle division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Jonny Keeley. Term ends 2021.
  • West Sussex: Three Bridges division, after the death of Conservative councillor Charles Petts. Term ends 2021.

Dates for byelections

  • North Yorkshire: The byelection due in Upper Dales division will be held on 17 October (not 12 September as erroneously reported last week).
  • Richmondshire: The byelection due in Hawes, High Abbotside and Upper Swaledale ward will be held on 17 October (not 12 September as erroneously reported last week).
  • Rutland: The byelection due in Ryhall and Casterton ward will be held on 12 September.
  • Shropshire: The byelection due in Bishop’s Castle division will be held on 12 September.
  • Somerset West and Taunton: The byelection due in Vivary ward will be held on 19 September.