First ever Scottish Green byelection win

Posted by David Boothroyd
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3 months ago / March 8, 2024

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Bridgend: The byelection in Aberkenfig ward held on 7 March was won by Gary Haines. Labour gain from Plaid Cymru.
  • Carmarthenshire: The byelection in Elli ward held on 6 March was won by Stephen Williams as an Independent candidate; he succeeds another Independent. It is not yet clear if he will join the Independent group or remain unaffiliated.
  • Glasgow: The byelection in Hillhead ward held on 7 March was won by Seonad Hoy. Scottish Green Party gain from Labour.
  • Lewisham: The byelection for the Mayor of Lewisham held on 7 March was won by Brenda Dacres. Labour hold.
  • Mid Devon: The byelection in Upper Yeo and Taw ward held on 7 March was won by Alex White. Liberal Democrat gain from an Independent elected as a Conservative.

Changes of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Brighton and Hove: Queen’s Park ward, after the resignation of non-aligned councillor Chandni Mistry, who was elected for Labour but expelled in December after questions over her home address. Term ends 2027.
  • Brighton and Hove: Kemptown ward, after the resignation of non-aligned councillor Bharti Gajjar, who was elected for Labour but expelled in December after questions over her home address. Term ends 2027.
  • Durham: Horden division, after the death of Labour councillor Isabella Roberts. Term ends 2025.
  • Lewisham: Deptford ward, after the disqualification of Brenda Dacres, now Mayor of Lewisham. Term ends 2026.
  • Oxford: St Clements ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Tom Hayes, in order to concentrate on his Parliamentary candidacy in Bournemouth East. His term was to have ended in May so he will not be replaced.
  • Rushmoor: Fernhill ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jess Auton. Her term was due to end in May so no byelection will follow.
  • Sefton: Litherland ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Trish Hardy. No byelection will be held as her term would have ended in May.
  • Waverley: Farnham Castle ward, after the resignation of Farnham Residents councillor Heather McClean. Term ends 2027.

Dates for byelections

  • Angus: The byelection due in Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheilm ward will be held on 25 April.
  • North Yorkshire: The byelection due in Stray, Woodlands and Hookstone ward will be held on 11 April.
  • Pembrokeshire: The byelection due in St Ishmaels ward will be held on Tuesday 16 April.

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