Upset result from the Boleyn ground

Posted by David Boothroyd
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8 months ago / July 14, 2023

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.


  • Corporation of London: The election of Alderman for Castle Baynard ward held on 13 July was won by Martha Grekos. The election was non-partisan.
  • Newham: The byelection in Boleyn ward held on 13 July was won by Mehmood Mirza. Independent gain from Labour.
  • Newham: The byelection in Wall End ward held on 13 July was won by Stephanie Garfield. Labour hold.
  • Norfolk: The byelection in West Depwade division held on 13 July, was won by Prof Catherine Rowett. Green Party gain from Conservative.
  • Rotherham: The byelection in Dinnington ward held on 13 July was won by Julia Hall. The Conservatives regain a seat lost when the former councillor left the party.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Dudley: St James’s ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Wayne Sullivan. Term ends May next year.
  • Isle of Wight: Wootton Bridge division, after the resignation of Vectis Party councillor Daryll Pitcher following his imprisonment. Term ends 2024.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Knutton ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Stephanie Talbot. Term ends 2026.
  • Swale: Minster Cliffs ward, after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Ken Ingleton. Term ends 2027.

Dates for byelections

  • Bristol: The byelection due in Bishopston and Ashley Down ward will be held on 24 August.
  • St Albans: The byelection due in Marshalswick East and Jersey Farm ward will be held on 17 August.

Other updates

  • High Peak: A corrigendum: on 9 June we erroneously reported a vacancy in St John’s ward. The seat is not vacant.