Tories get the Abbey habit

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 weeks ago / October 25, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Daventry: The byelection in Abbey North ward held on 24 October was won by Lauryn Harrington-Carter. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • Devon: The byelection in Heavitree and Whipton Barton division held on 24 October was won by Greg Sheldon. Labour hold.
  • Flintshire: The byelection in Bagillt West division held on 24 October was won by Kevin Rush. Labour hold.
  • Powys: The byelection in Llandrindod North division held on 24 October was won by Jake Berriman. Liberal Democrat gain from a non-aligned councillor elected for the Conservatives.
  • Powys: The byelection in Newtown South division held on 24 October was won by Les Skilton. Conservative hold.
  • South Ribble: The byelection in Coupe Green and Gregson Lane ward held on 24 October was won by Gareth Watson. Conservative hold.
  • West Lindsey: The byelection in Torksey ward held on 24 October was won by Jane Ellis. Conservative hold.
  • Wiltshire: The byelection in Melksham Without South division held on 24 October was won by Nick Holder. Conservative hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Boston: Kirton and Frampton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Shaun Blackman. Term ends 2023.
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk: Upwell and Delph ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor David Pope following criminal charges. Term ends 2023.
  • North Norfolk: Sheringham North ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Brian Hannah due to ill health. Term ends 2023.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff: Ynyshir division, after the resignation of Plaid Cymru councillor Darren Macey, who is taking up a politically restricted post. Term ends 2022.
  • Wiltshire: Trowbridge Lambrok division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Deborah Halik. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • North Norfolk: The byelection due in Sheringham North ward will be held on 28 November.
  • Oxfordshire: The byelection due in Wallingford division will be held on 28 November.
  • Wiltshire: The byelection due in Trowbridge Lambrok division will be held on 28 November.

Other updates

  • West Lindsey: The Conservative leadership has formed a partnership with Independent councillor Diana Rodgers (Dunholme and Welton ward) to achieve an overall majority.