Lib Dems sully Taunton

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / October 4, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Aberdeen: The byelection for two seats in Bridge of Don ward held on 3 October was won by Sarah Cross and Jessica Mennie. The Conservatives and Scottish National Party both held their seats.
  • Cardiff: The byelection in Whitchurch and Tongwynlais division held on 3 October was won by Mia Rees. Conservative hold.
  • Charnwood: The byelection in Syston West ward held on 3 October was won by Sue Gerrard. Conservative hold.
  • Essex: The byelection in Clacton East division held on 3 October was won by Mark Stephenson, who was an Independent candidate. He succeeds another Independent.
  • St Albans: The byelection in Clarence ward held on 3 October was won by Josie Madoc. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Somerset West and Taunton: The byelection in Norton Fitzwarren and Staplegrove ward held on 3 October was won by Andy Sully. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Leeds: Wetherby ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Gerald Wilkinson. Term ends May next year.
  • Corporation of London: Aldersgate ward, after the resignation of Labour Common Councilman Richard Crossan. Term ends 2021.
  • Neath Port Talbot: Rhos division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Alex Thomas. Term ends 2022.
  • Powys: St Mary division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sarah Lewis. Term ends 2022.
  • Torbay: Goodrington-with-Roselands ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Rick Heyse. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • Cornwall: The byelection due in Wadebridge West division will be held on 7 November.
  • Croydon: The byelection due in Fairfield ward will be held on 7 November.
  • Fife: The byelection due in Dunfermline Central ward will be held on 14 November.
  • Fife: The byelection due in Rosyth ward will be held on 14 November.
  • Moray: The byelection due in Keith and Cullen ward will be held on 21 November.
  • Pembrokeshire: The byelection due in Hundleton division will be held on 7 November.
  • Torbay: The byelection due in Goodrington-with-Roselands ward will be held on 14 November.

Other updates

  • Sheffield: A petition for a referendum on a change of council governance submitted in August has been verified as valid. As a result Sheffield will hold a referendum in May next year on whether to end the Leader and cabinet system and use the committee system.