Janner joy for Labour

Posted by David Boothroyd
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7 months ago / July 28, 2023

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Buckinghamshire: The byelection in Denham division held on 27 July was won by Jaspal Chhokar. Conservative hold.
  • East Sussex: The byelection in Heathfield and Mayfield division held on 27 July was won by Anne Cross. Green Party gain from Conservative.
  • Plymouth: The byelection in Plymstock Dunstone ward held on 27 July was won by Stefan Krizanac. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Plymouth: The byelection in St Peter and the Waterfront ward held on 27 July was won by Alison Raynsford. Labour hold.
  • Warrington: The byelection in Poulton North ward held on 27 July was won by Una Gillham. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

  • Blackburn with Darwen: Hussain Akhtar, who was elected for the Labour Party in Shear Brow and Corporation Park ward, has left the party group to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • Broxtowe: Two councillors elected for the Liberal Democrats have left the party to form the Broxtowe Independents. They are Barbara Carr and Stephen Carr, both of whom represent Beeston North ward.
  • Buckinghamshire: Nabeela Rana, who was elected for the Wycombe Independents in Ryemead and Micklefield ward, has left the group and is sitting as a non-aligned councillor.
  • Hartlepool: Steve Wallace, who was elected for the Labour Party in Throston ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • North Tyneside: Michelle Fox, who was elected for the Labour Party in Weetslade ward, has left the party. She has formed a Community Independents group with fellow ex-Labour councillors Cath Davis (Preston ward), Val Jamieson (Killingworth ward) and Gary Madden (Wallsend ward).
  • Swindon: David Martyn, who was elected for the Conservatives in Wroughton and Wichelstowe ward but has left it before, is once again outside the group and sitting as an Independent councillor.
  • Tunbridge Wells: Raymond Moon, who was elected for the Labour Party in Paddock Wood West ward, has left the party group and is sitting as an Independent councillor.

New vacancies

Dates for byelections

  • Barking and Dagenham: The byelection due in Mayesbrook ward will be held on 14 September.
  • Caerphilly: The byelection due in Penmaen ward will be held on 31 August.
  • Derbyshire: The byelection due in Swadlincote South division will be held on 31 August.
  • Herefordshire: The byelection due in Golden Valley South ward will be held on 7 September.
  • Kirklees: The byelection due in Batley East ward will be held on 31 August.
  • Spelthorne: The byelection due in Ashford Town ward will be held on Wednesday 6 September.