Business as usual

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / March 27, 2020

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Elections postponed

  • Royal Assent was given to the Coronavirus Act on Wednesday, bringing a temporary halt to any election process. The local elections which had been due on 7 May 2020 are all postponed to 6 May 2021, with current terms of office extended to match. Byelections may not take place until the Secretary of State authorises them. Council meetings are continuing, with regulations expected in the next few days which will authorise remote attendance by councillors, and it will be business as usual for this site.

Change of allegiance

  • Trafford: Paul Lally, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Flixton ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.

New vacancies

  • Lewisham: Catford South ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Skip Amrani. Term ends 2022.
  • Perth and Kinross: Perth City South ward, after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Bob Band. Term ends 2022.
  • Tunbridge Wells: Pantiles and St Mark’s ward, after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Len Horwood. Term ends 2021.
  • Waltham Forest: Hatch Lane ward, after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Geoff Walker. Term ends 2022.
  • West Lothian: Livingston South ward, after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Peter Johnston. Term ends 2022.

Dates for byelections