Grant him a win

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / October 9, 2020

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Result

  • Eilean Siar: The byelection in Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas Nan Loch ward held on 8 October was won by Grant Fulton. All candidates were Independents as was the outgoing councillor.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Argyll and Bute: Helensburgh and Lomond South ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Ellen Morton. Term ends 2022.
  • Eden: Hartside ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Robin Orchard. Term ends 2023.
  • Herefordshire: Newton Farm ward, after the death of True Independents councillor Bernard Hunt. Term ends 2023.
  • Kingston-upon-Hull: Newington and Gipsyville ward, after the death of Labour councillor and former Lord Mayor Pete Allen. He will not be replaced in a byelection as his term was extended to May next year.
  • Manchester: Clayton and Openshaw ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Kenneth Dobson. Term ends 2022.
  • Redbridge: Loxford ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Chaudhary Mohammed Iqbal. Term ends 2022.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Billingham West ward, after the disqualification of Independent councillor Chris Clough who failed to attend any meetings in six months. Term ends 2023.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Bishopgarth and Elm Tree ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Julie Cherrett. Term ends 2023.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Western Parishes ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Andrew Stephenson who failed to attend any meetings in six months. Term ends 2023.
  • Vale of White Horse: Grove North ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Ruth Molyneaux, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats. Term ends 2023.
  • Wirral: New Brighton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor and former council leader Pat Hackett. Term ends 2023.
  • Wirral: Rock Ferry ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Bill Davies, who was elected for the Labour Party. No byelection will be held as his term was extended to May next year.
  • Wrexham: Maesydre division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Paul Jones. Term ends 2022.

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. The Cabinet Office has confirmed that local elections teams should not plan on this date being brought forward. In Wales, all byelections will be held in a period between 1 February and 16 April 2021.
  • Highland: The byelection due in Aird and Loch Ness ward, which had been scheduled for 5 November, has been postponed to a date in 2021.

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