Labour’s Christmas Wishes come true

Posted by David Boothroyd
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2 years ago / December 9, 2022

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.


  • Brighton and Hove: The byelection in Wish ward held on 8 December was won by Bella Sankey. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Colchester: The byelection for two seats in Highwoods ward held on 8 December was won by Catherine Bickersteth (Labour) and Alison Jay (Liberal Democrat). Labour and Liberal Democrat each gain a seat from the Highwoods Group of Independent councillors.
  • Dumfries and Galloway: The byelection in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West ward held on 8 December was won by Richard Marsh. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • Lincolnshire: The byelection in Spalding West division held on 8 December was won by Manzur Hasan. South Holland Independents hold.
  • City of London Corporation: The election for an Alderman for Aldgate ward held on 8 December was won by the incumbent, Sue Langley.
  • Medway: The byelection in Peninsula ward held on 8 December was won by George Crozer. Independent hold.
  • North Devon: The byelection in Landkey ward held on 8 December was won by Victoria Nel. Liberal Democrat gain from a North Devon Independent who was elected as a Conservative; as a result the Liberal Democrats now have an overall majority on the council.
  • South Holland: The byelection in Spalding Monks House ward held on 8 December was won by Stephen Timewell. Conservative gain from South Holland Independent.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Aberdeen: Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Avril MacKenzie. Term ends 2027.
  • Bolsover: Clowne West ward, after the resignation of Community Independent councillor Dan Salt. His term was due to end in May so he will not be replaced.
  • Cambridge: East Chesterton ward, after the resignation for health reasons of Labour councillor Carla McQueen. Her term would have ended in May so no byelection will be held.
  • Somerset West and Taunton: Vivary ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Danny Wedderkopp. No byelection follows as the council is being abolished at the end of March.

Dates for byelections

  • None fixed this week.