Rutland Weekend byelection and defection

Posted by David Boothroyd
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4 weeks ago / November 5, 2021

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Gloucester: The byelection in Longlevens ward held on 4 November was won by Sarah Sawyer. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Huntingdonshire: The byelection in Huntingdon East ward held on 4 November was won by Mike Shellens. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Rutland: The byelection in Oakham North West ward held on 4 November was won by Leah Toseland. Labour gain from Independent.
  • Salford: The byelection in Blackfriars and Trinity ward held on 4 November was won by Roseanna Wain. Labour hold.
  • West Lancashire: The byelection in North Meols ward held on 4 November was won by John Howard. Conservative hold.
  • West Sussex: The byelection in Bourne division held on 4 November was won by Andrew Kerry-Bedell. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Bracknell Forest: Old Bracknell ward, after the resignation of Independent Conservative councillor Malcolm Tullett, who was elected as a Conservative. Term ends 2023.
  • Merthyr Tydfil: Vaynor division, after the death of Independent councillor Howard Barrett. Term ends May next year.
  • Middlesbrough: North Ormesby ward, after the resignation of Middlesbrough Independent Group councillor Ashley Waters. Term ends 2023.
  • Northumberland: Hexham East division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Cath Homer. Term ends 2025. As a result the Conservatives are now dependent on the Chair’s casting vote.
  • Tunbridge Wells: Speldhurst and Bidborough ward, after the death of Conservative councillor and former Mayor Julian Stanyer. Term ends May next year.

Dates for byelections

  • Argyll and Bute: The byelection due in Lomond North ward will be held on 16 December.
  • Bracknell Forest: The byelection due in Old Bracknell ward will be held on 9 December.
  • Renfrewshire: The byelection due in Paisley Southeast ward will be held on Tuesday 14 December.
  • Rotherham: The byelection due in Anston and Woodsetts ward will be held on 9 December.
  • Rotherham: The byelection due in Aughton and Swallownest ward will be held on 9 December.
  • Tunbridge Wells: The byelection due in Speldhurst and Bidborough ward will be held on 25 November.