A hard Rainworth’s a-gonna fall

Posted by David Boothroyd
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1 month ago / October 22, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Birmingham: The byelection in Yardley East ward held on 21 October was won by Deborah Harries. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Horsham: The byelection in Forest ward held on 21 October was won by Jon Olson. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Newark and Sherwood: The byelection in Rainworth South and Blidworth ward held on 21 October was won by Tina Thompson. Independent gain from Labour.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Allerdale: Maryport South ward, after the disqualification of non-aligned councillor Peter Little who has been sentenced to imprisonment. Term ends 2023.
  • Argyll and Bute: Lomond North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Barbara Morgan. Term ends May next year.
  • Basildon: Lee Chapel North ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Kayode Adeniran. Term ends 2023.
  • Bridgend: Caerau division, after the death of Labour councillor Phil White. Term ends May next year.
  • Charnwood: Loughborough Shelthorpe ward, after the death of Labour councillor Gill Bolton. Term ends 2023.
  • Dartford: Maypole and Leyton Cross ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Allen. Term ends 2023.
  • Edinburgh: Fountainbridge and Craiglockhart ward, after the impending resignation of Scottish Green Party councillor Gavin Corbett who has been appointed a Special Advisor to Green Ministers in the Scottish Government. He will take up the post on 7 November so no byelection will be held, as this is within six months of the day his term would have ended in May next year.
  • Hambleton: Raskelf and White Horse ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jill Mortimer, now Member of Parliament for Hartlepool. Term ends 2023.
  • Kent: Wilmington division, after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Allen. Term ends 2025.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Knutton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Brian Johnson. Term ends May next year.
  • Rotherham: Anston and Woodsetts ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Emma McClure. Term ends 2025.
  • Rotherham: Aughton and Swallownest ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jack Austin. Term ends 2025.
  • Wandsworth: Bedford ward, after the resignation of Wandsworth Independent Alliance councillor Hannah Stanislaus, who was elected for Labour. Term ends May next year.
  • Wealden: Hartfield ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Chris Hardy. Term ends 2023.
  • Worthing: Marine ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Tim Wills who was elected for the Conservatives. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • Allerdale: The byelection due in Maryport South ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Basildon: The byelection due in Lee Chapel North ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Halton: The byelection due in Halton Castle ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Knutton ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Ryedale: The byelection due in Cropton ward will be held on 18 November.
  • Wandsworth: The byelection due in Bedford ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Wealden: The byelection due in Hartfield ward will be held on 2 December.
  • Wigan: The byelection due in Bryn ward will be held on 25 November.
  • Wirral: The byelection due in Oxton ward will be held on 25 November.