South Derbyshire goes Labour

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / January 15, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bradford: Bingley Rural ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Mike Ellis. Term ends 2022.
  • Crawley: Southgate ward, after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor Raj Sharma. His term was extended to May so he will not be replaced in a byelection.
  • Elmbridge: Weybridge Riverside ward, after the death of Independent councillor Andrew Davis, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat. As his term was extended to May, no byelection will be held.
  • Flintshire: Gwernymynydd division, after the death of Independent county councillor Kevin Hughes. Term ends 2022.
  • Islington: Holloway ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Paul Smith. Term ends 2022.
  • Kettering: Desborough Loatlands ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor June Derbyshire due to ill health. The council is to be abolished at the end of March so no byelection will be held.
  • Kettering: Rothwell ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Karl Sumpter. The council is to be abolished at the end of March.
  • North Tyneside: St Mary’s ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Les Miller. Term ends 2023.
  • Glasgow: Partick East/Kelvindale ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Tony Curtis who failed to attend any meetings in six months.

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.

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