Cornish upset for Lib Dems

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 weeks ago / November 8, 2019

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Chelmsford: The byelection in Marconi ward held on 7 November was won by Smita Rajesh. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Cornwall: The byelection in Wadebridge West division held on 7 November was won by Robin Moorcroft. He was an Independent candidate and takes the seat from the Liberal Democrats.
  • Croydon: The byelection in Fairfield ward held on 7 November was won by Caragh Skipper. Labour hold.
  • Pembrokeshire: The byelection in Hundleton division held on 7 November was won by Steve Alderman. He was an Independent candidate and succeeds a fellow Independent.
  • Shetland: The byelection in Lerwick South ward held on 7 November was won by Stephen Flaws. He was a non-party candidate and follows Beatrice Wishart who was an Independent councillor but is now the Liberal Democrat MSP.
  • Shetland: The byelection in Shetland Central ward held on 7 November was won by Moraig Lyall. She was also a non-party candidate, and succeeds an Independent councillor.

Changes of allegiance

  • Powys: Jon Williams, who was elected as an Independent councillor in Llandrindod East / West division, has joined the Action for Powys group.

New vacancies

  • Camden: Haverstock ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Abi Wood. Term ends 2022.
  • Hackney: Clissold ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Ned Hercock. Term ends 2022.
  • Isle of Wight: Newport West division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Chris Whitehouse who is moving off the island. Term ends 2021.
  • Kirklees: Colne Valley ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Nell Griffiths. Term ends 2022.
  • Kirklees: Dewsbury East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Paul Kane who has since died. Term ends May next year.
  • Lancaster: Overton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Michael Smith who has suffered hearing loss. Term ends 2023.
  • Liverpool: Clubmoor ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor James Noakes. Term ends May next year.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Holditch and Chesterton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Emily Horsfall. Term ends 2022.
  • Reading: Kentwood ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Emma Warman. Term ends 2022.
  • Staffordshire: Watling South division, following the death of Conservative county councillor Michael Greatorex. Term ends 2021.

Dates for byelections

  • Boston: The byelection due in Kirton and Frampton ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Boston: The byelection due in Skirbeck ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Bury: The byelection due in Church ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Camden: The byelection due in Haverstock ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Dover: The byelection due in Guston, Kingsdown and St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe ward will be held on 12 December.
  • East Northamptonshire: The byelection due in Higham Ferrers Chichele ward will be held on 12 December.
  • East Northamptonshire: The byelection due in Higham Ferrers Lancaster ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Exeter: The byelection due in Topsham ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Hackney: The byelection due in Clissold ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Hounslow: The byelection due in Feltham North ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Hounslow: The byelection due in Heston West ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Isle of Wight: The byelection due in Newport West division will be held on 12 December.
  • Islington: The byelection due in St George’s ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Kettering: The byelection due in Desborough St Giles ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Kirklees: The byelection due in Colne Valley ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Kirklees: The byelection due in Dewsbury East ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Lancaster: The byelection due in Overton ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Leeds: The byelection due in Wetherby ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Leicestershire: The byelection due in Cosby and Countesthorpe division will be held on 12 December.
  • Lincoln: The byelection due in Witham ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Liverpool: The byelection due in Clubmoor ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Liverpool: The byelection due in Picton ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Holditch and Chesterton ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Reading: The byelection due in Kentwood ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Salford: The byelection due in Pendlebury ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Staffordshire: The byelection due in Watling South division will be held on 12 December.
  • Tameside: The byelection due in Denton West ward will be held on 12 December.
  • Tamworth: The byelection due in Mercian ward will be held on 12 December.

Other updates

  • Northamptonshire: The order to implement reorganisation of Northamptonshire into two unitary councils was presented to Parliament before the dissolution but had not been approved when Parliament was dissolved.