That Green win was Champion!

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 months ago / June 18, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Aberdeenshire: The byelection in East Garioch ward held on 17 June was won by David Keating. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Kent: The deferred election in Elham Valley division held on 17 June was won by the incumbent county councillor Susan Carey. Conservative hold.
  • Mid Devon: The byelection in Upper Culm ward held on 17 June was won by James Bartlett (grandson of the late councillor). Conservative hold.
  • Norfolk: The deferred election in Sewell division held on 17 June was won by the incumbent county councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton. Labour hold.
  • Norwich: The deferred election in Sewell ward held on 17 June was won by Gary Champion. Green Party gain from Labour.
  • Somerset West and Taunton: The byelection in Old Cleeve and District held on 17 June was won by Steve Griffiths. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Tandridge: The byelection in Felbridge ward held on 17 June was won by Judy Moore. Independent gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basildon: Pitsea North West ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor and former council leader Gavin Callaghan. Term ends 2024.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire: East Wolds and Coastal ward, after the death of Independent councillor Paul Lisseter who was elected as a Conservative but left the party in April. Term ends 2023.
  • Highland: Wick and East Caithness ward, after the impending resignation of Independent councillor Nicola Sinclair. Term ends 2022.
  • Medway: Strood North ward, after the death of Independent Conservative councillor Steve Iles, who was elected as a Conservative. Term ends 2023.
  • South Tyneside: Fellgate and Hedworth ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor John Robertson. He thought better of it soon after, and intends to contest the byelection. Term ends 2023.
  • Spelthorne: Staines ward, after the resignation of Green Party councillor Jan Doerfel over opposition to release of Green Belt land. Term ends 2023.
  • Thanet: Cliftonville East ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lesley Game, now Vice-Chairman of Kent County Council. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • Highland: The byelection due in Wick and East Caithness ward will be held on 12 August.
  • Leicester: The byelection due in Humberstone and Hamilton ward will be held on 22 July.
  • South Tyneside: The byelection due in Fellgate and Hedworth ward will be held on 29 July.
  • Spelthorne: The byelection due in Staines ward will be held on 22 July.
  • Thanet: The byelection due in Cliftonville East ward will be held on 22 July.
  • Wirral: The byelection due in Liscard ward will be held on 22 July.

Other updates

  • Liverpool: The Secretary of State has appointed commissioners to oversee the work of Liverpool City Council. He has also announced that the council will move to all-out elections from 2023.
  • Stirling: The Conservative motion of no confidence was defeated by 11 votes to 10 with two abstentions, so the Scottish National Party/Labour coalition administration will stay.