Grand post-election roundup

Posted by David Boothroyd
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1 month ago / May 10, 2024

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

Change of allegiance

New vacancies

  • Argyll and Bute: Kintyre and the Islands ward, after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Robin Currie. Term ends 2027.
  • Denbighshire: Rhyl Trellewelyn ward, after the death of Labour councillor Win Mullen-James. Term ends 2027.
  • Doncaster: Town ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Jake Kearsley. Term ends 2025.
  • Eilean Siar: Na Hearadh ward, after the resignation of Independent councillor Grant Fulton. Term ends 2027.
  • Mid Devon: Tiverton Westexe ward, after the disqualification of Independent councillor Jamie Frost who was elected for the Liberal Democrats, but did not attend any council meetings for six months. Term ends 2027.
  • Oxfordshire: Sutton Courtenay and Marcham division, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Richard Webber. Term ends 2025.
  • Ribble Valley: St Mary’s ward, after the resignation of Progressive Liberal group councillor Stewart Fletcher. Term ends 2027.
  • Telford and Wrekin: The Nedge ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Leanne Powers. Term ends 2027.
  • Vale of White Horse: Sutton Courtenay ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Richard Webber. Term ends 2027.

Dates for byelections

  • Greenwich: The byelection due in Mottingham, Coldharbour and New Eltham ward will be held on 13 June.
  • Mid Devon: The byelection due in Tiverton Westexe ward will be held on 20 June.
  • North Lincolnshire: The byelection due in Axholme North ward will be held on 6 June.
  • North Lincolnshire: The byelection due in Brumby ward will be held on 6 June.
  • Powys: The byelection due in Rhiwcynon division will be held on Tuesday 4 June.
  • Telford and Wrekin: The byelection due in The Nedge ward will be held on 6 June.
  • West Dunbartonshire: The byelection due in Clydebank Central ward will be held on 13 June.

Other updates

  • A large number of councils find themselves with no overall majority following last week’s local elections. Starting next week we will track the formation of administrations.
  • Coventry: The election on 4 May in Radford ward was postponed after the death of Dave Anderson, who had been nominated for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
  • Walsall: The Conservative Party has suspended council leader Mike Bird from the party. He is appealing the decision. Under the council constitution Bird will continue as council leader until 2027 or until removed from office. Walsall Conservative group have decided to form a ‘Conservative and Independent group’ to enable him to remain.