Seat-swapping in Glasgow

Posted by David Boothroyd
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6 months ago / March 19, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection in Helensburgh and Lomond South ward held on 18 March was won by Gemma Penfold. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection in Isle of Bute ward held on 18 March was won by Liz McCabe. Independent hold.
  • Conwy: The byelection in Eirias division held on 18 March was won by Gail Jones. Independent hold.
  • Denbighshire: The byelection in Corwen division held on 18 March was won by Alan Hughes. Plaid Cymru hold.
  • Glasgow: The byelection in Baillieston ward held on 18 March was won by David Turner. Scottish National Party gain from Labour.
  • Glasgow: The byelection in Partick East/Kelvindale ward held on 18 March was won by Jill Brown. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Wrexham: The byelection in Maesydre division held on 18 March was won by Becca Martin. Plaid Cymru gain from Labour.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Barnet: East Barnet ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Jo Cooper. Term ends 2022.
  • Bassetlaw: Sutton ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Rob Boeuf. Term ends 2023.
  • Birmingham: Billesley ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Lucy Seymour-Smith. Term ends 2022.
  • Bradford: Wharfedale ward, after the impending resignation of Conservative councillor Jackie Whiteley. Term ends 2023.
  • Braintree: Hatfield Peverel and Terling ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Bebb. Term ends 2023.
  • Bromley: Crystal Palace ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Marina Ahmad. Term ends 2022.
  • Castle Point: Boyce ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and outgoing council leader Norman Smith. Term ends 2022.
  • Croydon: South Norwood ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Jane Avis. Term ends 2022.
  • East Hertfordshire: Bishop’s Stortford All Saints ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Louise Corpe. Term ends 2023.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire: South East Holderness ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Whitehead. Term ends 2023.
  • Kirklees: Golcar ward, after the resignation of ‘The Independents’ councillor Richard Murgatroyd who was elected for Labour. Term ends 2022.
  • Mansfield: Oakham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lee Anderson, now Member of Parliament for Ashfield. Term ends 2023.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne: Chapel ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Sandra Davison. Term ends 2023.
  • St Albans: Harpenden East ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Geoff Newman. Term ends 2023.
  • St Albans: Harpenden South ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Teresa Heritage. Term ends 2022.
  • Selby: Camblesforth and Carlton ward, after the resignation of Yorkshire Party councillor Paul Welburn. Term ends 2023.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Hartburn ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Matt Vickers, now Member of Parliament for Stockton South. Term ends 2023.
  • Stockton-on-Tees: Yarm ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Tony Hampton. Term ends 2023.
  • Swansea: Llansamlet division, after the resignation of Labour councillor Mo Sykes. Term ends 2022.
  • Swindon: Chiseldon and Lawn ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Brian Mattock. Term ends 2022.
  • Tunbridge Wells: St James’ ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor David Neve. Term ends 2022.
  • Wealden: Hailsham North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nicholas Collinson. Term ends 2023.
  • Westminster: Churchill ward, after the resignatioon of Labour councillor Andrea Mann. 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. Regulations in Wales require outstanding byelections to be held in a period between 1 March and 6 May 2021.
  • Flintshire: The byelection due in Gwernymynydd division will be held on 6 May.
  • Newport: The byelection due in Victoria ward will be held on 6 May.
  • Stirling: The byelection due in Forth and Endrick ward will be held on 6 May.
  • Swansea: The byelection due in Llansamlet division will be held on 6 May.

Other updates

  • As part of the Government’s review of Police and Crime Commissioners, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Tuesday that the Supplementary Vote system used for PCCs and Mayors would be abolished and replaced by ‘First Past the Post’.
  • Angus: The Independent/Conservative coalition administration is in some difficulty after the resignation of two members (a Liberal Democrat and Independent). The leader has offered his resignation.