Eden, Heaven and Fudge

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / September 6, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Coventry: The byelection in Wainbody ward held on 5 September was won by Mattie Heaven. Conservative hold.
  • Eden: The byelection in Penrith South ward held on 5 September was won by Helen Fearon. Conservative gain from Independent.
  • Kingston upon Hull: The byelection in St Andrews and Docklands ward held on 5 September was won by Leanne Fudge, who takes over the seat held by her late mother. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bury: Church ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Susan Nuttall. Term ends 2022.
  • Daventry: Abbey North ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Aiden Ramsay. Term ends May next year (but may be extended to 2021).
  • Gravesham: Westcourt ward, after the death of Labour councillor Ruth Martin. Term ends 2023.
  • Leicestershire: Cosby and Countesthorpe division, after the death of Conservative councillor David Jennings. Term ends 2021.
  • Liverpool: Princes Park ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Tim Moore. Term ends May next year.
  • Powys: Llandrindod North division, after the resignation of non-aligned councillor Gary Price. Term ends 2022.
  • Powys: Newtown South division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Neil Morrison. Term ends 2022.
  • Wiltshire: Melksham Without South division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Roy While due to ill health. Term ends 2021.

Dates for byelections

  • Corby: The byelection due in Beanfield ward will be held on 10 October.
  • Highland: The byelection due in Inverness Central ward will be held on 14 November.
  • St Albans: The byelection due in Clarence ward will be held on 3 October.
  • Watford: The byelection due in Tudor ward will be held on 10 October.

Other updates

  • Cotswold: The election petition challenging the result in Tetbury Town ward has been dismissed. Stephen Hirst (Conservative) was declared elected by one vote over Kevin Painter (Independent) after a ballot paper with ‘Brexit’ and an arrow pointing to Hirst was counted as a good vote for him.