Square Mile square-off

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 months ago / March 25, 2022

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Horsham: The byelection in Denne ward held on 24 March was won by Clive Trott. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Northumberland: The byelection in Seghill with Seaton Delaval division held on 24 March was won by Eve Chicken. Conservative hold.
  • Test Valley: The byelection in North Baddesley ward held on 24 March was won by Geoff Cooper. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Thanet: The byelection in Nethercourt ward held on 24 March was won by Anne-Marie Nixey. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Basingstoke and Deane: Whitchurch, Overton and Laverstoke ward, after the resignation of Basingstoke and Deane Independent Group councillor Ian Tilbury. Term ends 2023.
  • Brent: Kilburn ward, after the disqualification of Independent councillor Abdirazak Abdi who failed to attend any meetings in six months. His term would have ended in May so no byelection follows.
  • Cambridge: Arbury ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Carina O’Reilly. Term ends 2024.
  • Cambridge: West Chesterton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Mike Sargeant. Term ends 2024.
  • Epping Forest: Waltham Abbey North East ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ann Mitchell. Term ends 2023.
  • Exeter: Pennsylvania ward, after the death of Labour councillor Ian Quance. Term ends 2023.
  • Harrogate: Wathvale ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Bernard Bateman. Term ends 2023.
  • Hyndburn: St Oswalds ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Chris Knight. Term ends 2023.
  • Lancaster: Ellel ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor David Whitworth. Term ends 2023.
  • Pendle: Vivary Bridge ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Donna Lockward. Term ends 2023.
  • Peterborough: Fletton and Stanground ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Terri Haynes. Term ends 2023.
  • Three Rivers: Gade Valley ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Alex Michaels, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats. Term ends 2023.
  • Wirral: Birkenhead and Tranmere ward, after the resignation of Independent group councillor Steve Hayes, who was elected for the Green Party. Term ends 2023.
  • Worthing: Castle ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Steve Wills. Term ends 2024.

Dates for byelections

  • Basingstoke and Deane: There will be a double vacancy election in Whitchurch, Overton and Laverstoke ward on 5 May.
  • Cambridge: There will be a double vacancy election in Arbury ward on 5 May.
  • Cambridge: There will be a double vacancy election in West Chesterton ward on 5 May.
  • Dudley: There will be a double vacancy election in Halesowen South ward on 5 May.
  • Hartlepool: There will be a double vacancy election in Rural West ward on 5 May.
  • Ipswich: There will be a double vacancy election in St John’s ward on 5 May.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne: There will be a double vacancy election in Benwell and Scotswood ward on 5 May.
  • North East Lincolnshire: There will be a double vacancy election in East Marsh ward on 5 May.
  • Preston: There will be a double vacancy election in Brookfield ward on 5 May.
  • Redditch: There will be a double vacancy election in Greenlands ward on 5 May.
  • South Tyneside: There will be a double vacancy election in Harton ward on 5 May.
  • Southampton: There will be a double vacancy election in Shirley ward on 5 May.
  • Three Rivers: There will be a double vacancy election in Gade Valley ward on 5 May.
  • Walsall: There will be a double vacancy election in Willenhall South ward on 5 May.
  • West Lancashire: There will be a double vacancy election in Burscough East ward on 5 May.
  • Wigan: There will be a double vacancy election in Leigh East ward on 5 May.
  • Wirral: There will be a double vacancy election in Birkenhead and Tranmere ward on 5 May.

Other updates

  • Corporation of London: Elections to the Common Council were held on 24 March. The descriptions of the 100 candidates elected were 75 Independent, 10 Temple and Farringdon Together, 7 Castle Baynard Independents Party, 5 Labour Party, 3 no description. The Common Council does not recognise political groups and aside from the Labour Party, the others are expected to sit as non-party members.
  • Sandwell: The Secretary of State has proceeded to appoint Commissioners to take over functions of appointing statutory officers.