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Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / May 15, 2020

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Lancashire: West Lancashire North division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Malcolm Barron. His term was due to end in May next year so there will be no byelection.
  • Preston: Preston Rural East ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ian Donnell. His term was extended to 2021 so no byelection will be held.
  • Tandridge: Felbridge ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Ken Harwood. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • In England, all current vacancies which do not fill a term ending in 2021 will be held on 6 May 2021, the ordinary day for local elections. In Wales, all byelections will be held in a period between 1 February and 16 April 2021.
  • West Lothian: The byelection due in Livingston South ward will be held on 1 October.

Other updates

  • Northamptonshire: There is some pressure from the Chief Executive of the current county council for a delay in local government reorganisation. Two shadow unitary councils are due to be set up next month, and to take over from the existing districts and county council in April next year, but concentrating on the response to the Coronavirus pandemic has led to fears that pressing ahead would not be safe.