Use the force, Luke

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / February 21, 2020

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • Middlesbrough: The byelection in Coulby Newham ward held on 20 February was won by Luke Mason. The Conservatives regain a seat lost when the previous councillor was suspended from the party.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Ashford: Park Farm North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jo Gideon, now Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central. Term ends 2023.
  • Denbighshire: Corwen division, after the death of Plaid Cymru councillor Huw Jones. Term ends 2022.
  • Edinburgh: Craigentinny/Duddingston ward, after the impending resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Ian Campbell due to ill health. Term ends 2022.
  • Leicester: North Evington ward, after the death of Labour councillor Jean Khote. Term ends 2023.
  • Maidstone: Boxley ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Wendy Hinder. As her term was due to end in May, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • North Lanarkshire: Thorniewood ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Steven Bonnar, now Member of Parliament for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill. Term ends 2022.
  • Perth and Kinross: Perth City North ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Dave Doogan, now Member of Parliament for Angus. Term ends 2021.
  • Wiltshire: By Brook division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and former council leader Jane Scott. Term ends 2021.
  • Wolverhampton: Bushbury South and Low Hill ward, after the death of the deputy leader of the council Peter Bilson, who was a Labour councillor. His term was due to end in May so no byelection will be held.

Dates for byelections

  • Ashford: The byelection due in Park Farm North ward will be held on 12 March.
  • East Staffordshire: The byelection due in Eton Park ward will be held on 26 March.
  • Gloucestershire: The byelection due in Winchcombe and Woodmancote division will be held on 26 March.
  • North Lanarkshire: The byelection due in Thorniewood ward will be held on 7 May.
  • North Lincolnshire: The byelection due in Ashby ward will be held on 26 March.
  • North Lincolnshire: The byelection due in Broughton and Appleby ward will be held on 26 March.

Other updates

  • None this week.