Rainbows break out in Babergh

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 weeks ago / April 29, 2022

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • None this week.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Breckland: Mattishall ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ian Martin. Term ends 2023.
  • Chelmsford: Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Bob Shepherd. Term ends 2023.
  • Epsom and Ewell: West Ewell ward, after the death of Residents’ Association of Epsom and Ewell councillor Clive Smitheram. Term ends 2023.
  • Middlesbrough: Berwick Hills and Pallister ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Lee Garvey. Term ends 2023.
  • Milton Keynes: Woughton and Fishermead ward, after the death of Labour councillor Carol Baume. Term ends 2023.
  • Wyre Forest: Franche and Habberley North ward, after the resignation of Independent Community and Health Concern councillor Anna L’Huillier who is opposed to the local plan. Term ends 2023.

Dates for byelections

  • Chelmsford: The byelection due in Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon ward will be held on 5 May.
  • Warwick: The byelection due in Leamington Clarendon ward will be held on 16 June.

Other updates

  • Babergh: After the previous Conservative/Independent coalition fractured, a dispute over new cabinet members resulted in the formation of an Independent Conservative group by the council leader John Ward. He has now formed a ‘Rainbow’ administration with Independent Conservative, Independent, Liberal Democrat and Green members.
  • Neath Port Talbot: The election due on 5 May in Port Talbot division has been postponed following the death of Andrew Tutton, who had been nominated as an Independent candidate.