Take a seat from the Lib Dems, Darling

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / February 18, 2022

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Allerdale: The byelection in Stainburn and Clifton ward held on 17 February was won by Jimmy Grisdale. Labour gain from Allerdale Independents.
  • Bristol: The byelection in Southmead ward held on 17 February was won by Kye Dudd who returns to the council. Labour hold.
  • Mid Suffolk: The byelection in Thurston ward held on 17 February was won by Austin Davies. Green Party hold.
  • Newark and Sherwood: The byelection in Collingham ward held on 17 February was won by Emma Davis. Conservative gain from an Independent.
  • North East Lincolnshire: The byelection in Park ward held on 10 February was won by Marian Boyd. Conservative hold.
  • Nottinghamshire: The byelection in Collingham division held on 17 February was won by Debbie Darby. Independent hold.
  • North Northamptonshire: The byelection in Oundle ward held on 17 February was won by Charlie Best. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Oadby and Wigston: The byelection in Wigston Meadowcourt ward held on 17 February was won by Liz Darling. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • West Devon: The count for the byelection in Tavistock North ward has been postponed until Saturday 19 February due to Storm Eunice.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Glasgow: Canal ward, after the death of Labour councillor Gary Gray. His term would have ended in May so the seat will be left vacant.
  • Mid Devon: Cullompton South ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Eileen Andrews. Term ends 2023.
  • Milton Keynes: Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Andrew Geary. His term was due to end in May so no byelection ensues.
  • North East Lincolnshire: East Marsh ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Kay Rudd. Term ends 2024.
  • Waverley: Frensham, Dockenfield and Tilford ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Brian Adams. Term ends 2023.
  • Wirral: Leasowe and Moreton East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Sharon Jones. Her term would have ended in May so she will not be replaced in a byelection.

Dates for byelections

  • Horsham: The byelection due in Denne ward will be held on 24 March.
  • Northumberland: The byelection due in Seghill with Seaton Delaval division will be held on 24 March.
  • Scarborough: The byelection due in Mayfield ward will be held on 31 March.
  • Test Valley: The byelection due in North Baddesley ward will be held on 24 March.
  • Thanet: The byelection due in Nethercourt ward will be held on 24 March.

Other updates

  • Hartlepool: An election petition against Labour councillor Jennifer Elliott in Fens and Greatham ward has been dismissed. The petitioner, a former councillor, argued a Labour leaflet which wrongly claimed he had supported a controversial planning application was a ‘false statement of fact about his personal character’. The Court decided that it concerned his political record.