Lib Dems take up rooms in the Hilton

Posted by David Boothroyd
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9 months ago / June 16, 2023

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

Changes of allegiance

  • Milton Keynes: Joe Hearnshaw, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Stony Stratford ward, has joined the Labour Party.
  • North Yorkshire: Mike Jordan, who was elected for the Conservatives in Camblesforth and Carlton division, has left the party to sit as an unaffiliated Independent councillor. He is to be the Yorkshire Party candidate in the Selby and Ainsty Parliamentary byelection. As a result of his shift the Conservatives no longer have an overall majority on the council; meanwhile Mike Schofield, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Harlow and St Georges division, has left his party also to sit as an unaffiliated Independent councillor.

New vacancies

  • Buckinghamshire: Denham division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Paul Bass. Term ends 2025.
  • East Sussex: Meads division, after the death of Conservative county councillor Barry Taylor. Term ends 2025.
  • Plymouth: St Peter and the Waterfront ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Susan McDonald. Term ends 2026.
  • Reading: Norcot ward, after the death of Labour councillor Colette Dennis. Term ends 2027.
  • St Albans: Marshalswick East and Jersey Farm ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Elissa da Costa-Waldman. Term ends 2024.

Dates for byelections

  • Corporation of London: An election for Alderman of Castle Baynard ward will be held on 13 July.
  • Plymouth: The byelection due in Plymstock Dunstone ward will be held on 27 July.
  • Plymouth: The byelection due in St Peter and the Waterfront ward will be held on 27 July.
  • Swindon: The byelection due in St Margaret and South Marston ward will be held on 20 July.
  • Worcester: The byelection due in Nunnery ward will be held on 20 July.

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