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Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 weeks ago / January 1, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Change of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bolsover: Pinxton ward, after the death of Community Independent councillor James Watson. Term ends 2023.
  • Bolton: Astley Bridge ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Paul Wild. Term ends 2023.
  • Fareham: Locks Heath ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Keith Evans. His term was extended to May so he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Hackney: Woodberry Down ward, after the impending resignation of Labour councillor Jon Burke. Term ends 2022.
  • Hampshire: Fareham Warsash division, after the death of Conservative councillor Keith Evans. As his term would have ended in May, no byelection will be held.
  • Perth and Kinross: Almond and Earn ward, after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Henry Anderson. Term ends 2022.
  • Redditch: Batchley and Brockhill ward, after the death of Labour councillor Pattie Hill. No byelection will happen as her term had been extended to May.
  • Worcestershire: Arrow Valley West division, after the death of Labour councillor Pattie Hill. As her term was due to end in May there will be no byelection.

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. New regulations in Wales will require outstanding byelections to be held in a period between 1 March (not 1 February as previously) and 16 April 2021.
  • Denbighshire: Following changes to regulations, the byelection due in Corwen division will not now be held on 18 February.