Rutland weakened Independents

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 days ago / September 13, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Rushmoor: The byelection in St Mark’s ward held on 12 September was won by Tom Mitchell. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Rutland: The byelection in Ryhall and Casterton ward held on 12 September was won by Richard Coleman. Conservative gain from Independent.
  • Shropshire: The byelection in Bishop’s Castle division held on 12 September was won by Ruth Houghton. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • South Northamptonshire: The byelection in Middleton Cheney ward held on 12 September was won by Mark Allen. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Wellingborough: The byelection in Finedon ward held on 12 September was won by Andrew Weatherill. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basingstoke and Deane: Bramley and Sherfield ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Venetia Rowland. Term ends May next year.
  • Devon: Heavitree and Whipton Barton division, after the resignation of Labour county councillor Emma Brennan. Term ends 2021.
  • Fife: Rosyth ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Sam Steele due to ill health. Term ends 2022.
  • Oxfordshire: Wallingford division, after the impending resignation of Independent county councillor Lynda Atkins. Term ends 2021.
  • Shetland: Lerwick South ward, after the resignation of Beatrice Wishart, now Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland. Although a Liberal Democrat MSP, she sat as an Independent councillor. Term ends 2022.
  • Tunbridge Wells: Culverden ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Dr Ronen Basu. Term ends May next year.
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: Riverside ward, after the resignation of the Leader of the Council Simon Dudley, who was a Conservative councillor. Term ends 2023.
  • Worcestershire: Bromsgrove South division, after the resignation of Labour county councillor Chris Bloore, who is emigrating to Canada. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • Aberdeen: The byelection due in Torry and Ferryhill ward will be held on 21 November.
  • Basingstoke and Deane: The byelection due in Bramley and Sherfield ward will be held on 10 October.
  • Devon: The byelection due in Heavitree and Whipton Barton division will be held on 24 October.
  • Gravesham: The byelection due in Westcourt ward will be held on 17 October.
  • Liverpool: The byelection due in Prince’s Park ward will be held on 17 October.