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Posted by David Boothroyd
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10 months ago / January 8, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basildon: Langdon Hills ward, after the death of Independent councillor Imelda Clancy. Term ends 2022.
  • Eastbourne: Hampden Park ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Dean Sabri. Term ends 2023.
  • Hounslow: Cranford ward, after the death of Labour councillor Poonam Dhillon. Term ends 2022.
  • Isle of Anglesey: Seiriol division, after the resignation of Plaid Cymru councillor Lewis Davies. Term ends 2022.
  • Oxford: St Margarets ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Harris, who has accepted a job in Hong Kong. His term was due to end in May so no byelection will be held.
  • Redbridge: Loxford ward, after the disqualification of Labour councillor Chaudhary Mohammed Iqbal who has been sentenced to 68 weeks’ imprisonment for fraudulently declaring a false address when standing for election.

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. Regulations in Wales will require outstanding byelections to be held in a period between 1 March and 16 April 2021.

Other updates

  • South Derbyshire: Following the mass defection which deprived the Conservatives of a majority, the council leader has resigned. It is possible that a minority Labour administration may take control. A full council meeting is scheduled for Thursday 14 January.