The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Local government reform
Some details of local government reorganisation in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire have had to be changed due to the Coronavirus crisis and consequent postponement of elections. Regulations now provide for the shadow Buckinghamshire authority to become the new council for the first year, and also to establish new shadow unitary authorities in North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. In each case the shadow authorities consist of all district and county councillors previously elected in areas covered by the new councils; if anyone was serving on both tiers, they get only one vote.
Rhondda Cynon Taff: It is noted that Mike Powell, elected for the Liberal Democrats in Trallwn division, left the party in December and is now an Independent; Mike Diamond, who was elected for the Conservatives in Llantwit Fardre division but left the party in February last year, has now returned.
St Albans: Roma Mills, who was elected for the Labour Party in Batchwood ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Wyre: The five-member Brexit Party group, four of whom were originally elected for the UK Independence Party and one of whom was originally Labour, have now left the party to establish the Wyre Alliance group.
Hackney: King’s Park ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Tom Rahilly who has taken a politically restricted job. Term ends 2022.