First gain for Mike

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 weeks ago / August 30, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Bury: The byelection in Radcliffe West ward held on 29 August was won by Mike Smith. Radcliffe First gain from Labour.
  • South Lanarkshire: The byelection in East Kilbride Central North ward held on 29 August was won by Grant Ferguson. The Scottish National Party regain a seat lost when the former councillor left the party.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Aberdeen: Torry and Ferryhill ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Catriona Mackenzie. Term ends 2022.
  • Charnwood: Syston West ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Eric Vardy, who was the cabinet member for planning. Term ends 2023.
  • Essex: Clacton East division, after the resignation of David Sargeant who was an Independent member of the non-aligned group on the council but supported by Holland-on-Sea Residents’ Association. Term ends 2021.
  • Hounslow: Feltham North ward, after the death of Labour councillor and former council leader John Chatt. Term ends 2022.
  • St Albans: Clarence ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Brooke. Term ends 2022.
  • Watford: Tudor ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Joe Fahmy due to work commitments. Term ends 2023.
  • West Sussex: Bourne division, after the resignation of Brexit Party councillor Viral Parikh; he was elected for the Conservatives. Term ends 2021.

Dates for byelections

  • Charnwood: The byelection due in Syston West ward will be held on 3 October.
  • Essex: The byelection due in Clacton East division will be held on 3 October.
  • Somerset West and Taunton: The byelection due in Norton Fitzwarren and Staplegrove ward will be held on 3 October.