Conservative majority disappears over Beachy Head

Posted by David Boothroyd
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10 months ago / August 4, 2023

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Dudley: The byelection in Cradley and Wollescote ward held on 3 August was won by Ryan Priest. Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.
  • East Sussex: The byelection in Meads division held on 3 August was won by Brett Wright. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative; as a result the Conservatives no longer have an overall majority on the council.
  • Norfolk: The byelection in Freebridge Lynn division held on 3 August was won by John Crofts. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Reading: The byelection in Norcot ward held on 3 August was won by Finn McGoldrick. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

  • Falkirk: Laura Murtagh, who was elected for the Scottish National Party in Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • Lincolnshire: Alison Austin (Boston South division), who had been sitting as a non-aligned Independent councillor, has joined the South Holland Independents Group.
  • Nottinghamshire: Steve Carr, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Bramcote and Beeston North division, has left the party and is sitting as an Independent councillor.
  • Tamworth: Janice Wadrup, who was elected for the Labour Party in Glascote ward, has left the party group and is sitting as an Independent councillor.
  • Thanet: Alan Munns, who was elected as an Independent in Kingsgate ward, has aligned with the Green Party group; the group is now known as the Green and Independent group.
  • Walsall: Suky Samra, who was elected for the Conservatives in Streetly ward, has been suspended from the party and is sitting as a non-aligned councillor.

New vacancies

  • Lincolnshire: Carholme division, after the resignation of Labour councillor and former council leader Rob Parker. Term ends 2025.
  • Liverpool: Fazakerley East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Frazer Lake. Term ends 2027.
  • Milton Keynes: Newport Pagnell South ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Scot Balazs. Term ends May next year.
  • South Norfolk: South Wymondham ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Julian Halls. Term ends 2027.

Dates for byelections

  • Broadland: The byelection due in Thorpe St Andrew North West ward will be held on 7 September.
  • Manchester: The byelection due in Brooklands ward will be held on 7 September.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Audley ward will be held on 7 September.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection due in Knutton ward will be held on 7 September.
  • Shropshire: The byelection due in Worfield division will be held on 7 September.
  • Swale: The byelection due in Minster Cliffs ward will be held on 14 September.