60 byelections baked in a pie

Posted by David Boothroyd
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1 week ago / July 6, 2024

The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.

Results

  • Barnet: The byelection in Barnet Vale ward held on 4 July was won by Sue Baker. Labour hold.
  • Bassetlaw: The byelection in Rampton ward held on 4 July was won by Simon Richardson. Conservative hold.
  • Bedford: The byelection in Wyboston ward held on 4 July was won by Sharan Sira. Conservative hold.
  • Birmingham: The byelection in King’s Norton North ward held on 4 July was won by Carmel Corrigan. Labour hold.
  • Birmingham: The byelection in Northfield ward held on 4 July was won by Esther Rai. Labour hold.
  • Brent: The byelection in Queen’s Park ward held on 4 July was won by Lesley Smith. Labour hold.
  • Brighton and Hove: The byelection in Brunswick and Adelaide ward held on 4 July was won by Ollie Sykes who returns to the council. Green Party gain from Labour.
  • Bristol: The byelection in Horfield ward held on 4 July was won by Carole Johnson. Labour hold.
  • Cheshire West and Chester: The byelection in Northwich Leftwich ward held on 4 July was won by Rachel Waterman. Labour hold.
  • Chesterfield: The byelection in Spire ward held on 4 July was won by Sharon Blank. Labour hold.
  • Chesterfield: The byelection in Staveley North ward held on 4 July was won by Steve Lismore. Labour gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Crawley: The byelection in Maidenbower ward held on 4 July was won by Imtiaz Khan. Conservative hold.
  • Doncaster: The byelection in Town ward held on 4 July was won by Rob Dennis. Labour hold.
  • Durham: The byelection in Coxhoe division held on 4 July was won by Vivienne Anderson. Labour hold.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire: The byelection in East Wolds and Coastal ward held on 4 July was won by Jonathan Bibb. Conservative hold.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire: The byelection in South East Holderness ward held on 4 July was won by Jon Dimberline. Reform UK gain from Conservative.
  • East Suffolk: The byelection in Carlton Colville ward held on 4 July was won by Letitia Smith. Conservative hold.
  • Eilean Siar: The byelection in Na Hearadh ward held on 4 July was won by Kenny Macleod. Independent hold.
  • Elmbridge: The byelection in Cobham and Downside ward held on 4 July was won by Katerina Lusk. Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Essex: The byelection in Pitsea division held on 4 July was won by Emma Callaghan. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Fenland: The byelection in Whittlesey South ward held on 4 July was won by Gurninder Gill. Conservative hold.
  • Gosport: The byelection in Grange and Alver Valley ward held on 4 July was won by Jonathan Brown. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Hackney: The byelection in Cazenove ward held on 4 July was won by Patrick Pinkerton. Labour hold.
  • Haringey: The byelection in Hornsey ward held on 4 July was won by Adam Small. Labour hold.
  • Hounslow: The byelection in Hanworth Village ward held on 4 July was won by Aysha Tariq. Labour hold.
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: The byelection in Hook and Chessington North ward held on 4 July was won by Lorraine Dunstone. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Lambeth: The byelection in Streatham Common and Vale ward held on 4 July was won by Dominic Armstrong. Labour hold.
  • Lancaster: The byelection in University ward held on 4 July was won by Maria Deery. Green Party gain from Labour.
  • Lewisham: The byelection in Blackheath ward held on 4 July was won by Pauline Dall. Labour hold.
  • Liverpool: The byelection in Broadgreen ward held on 4 July was won by Hayley Todd. Labour hold.
  • Liverpool: The byelection in Clubmoor East ward held on 4 July was won by Richard McLean. Labour hold.
  • Liverpool: The byelection in Fazakerley North ward held on 4 July was won by Declan Henry. Labour hold.
  • Corporation of London: The election for Alderman of Cripplegate ward was won unopposed at the wardmote on 3 July by Elizabeth King, who was nominated as an Independent candidate.
  • Corporation of London: The election for a Common Councilman in Farringdon Within ward held on 4 July was won by David Williams, who was an Independent candidate.
  • Merton: The byelection in Figge’s Marsh ward held on 4 July was won by Franca Ofeimu. Labour hold.
  • Merton: The byelection in St Helier ward held on 4 July was won by Shuile Syeda. Labour hold.
  • Middlesbrough: The byelection in Acklam ward held on 4 July was won by Luke Henman. Labour hold.
  • Middlesbrough: The byelection in Central ward held on 4 July was won by Lewis Young. Labour hold.
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: The byelection for two seats in Madeley and Betley ward held on 4 July was won by Mandy Berrisford and Jill Whitmore. Conservatives hold both seats.
  • Newham: The byelection in Forest Gate North ward held on 4 July was won by Liz Cronin. Labour hold.
  • Newham: The byelection in Maryland ward held on 4 July was won by Melanie Onovo. Labour hold.
  • North Norfolk: The byelection in North Walsham East ward held on 4 July was won by Kate Leith. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Preston: The byelection in Lea and Larches ward held on 4 July was won by Sean Little. Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.
  • Ribble Valley: The byelection in St Mary’s ward held on 4 July was won by William Holden. Labour gain from a Progressive Liberal elected as a Liberal Democrat.
  • St Helens: The byelection in Windle ward held on 4 July was won by Lisa Preston. Labour hold.
  • Sefton: The byelection in Linacre ward held on 4 July was won by Jim Conalty. Labour hold.
  • South Derbyshire: The byelection in Hatton ward held on 4 July was won by Julie Patten. Conservative gain from Labour.
  • South Gloucestershire: The byelection in Kingswood ward held on 4 July was won by Julie Snelling. Labour hold.
  • Southend-on-Sea: The byelection in Kursaal ward held on 4 July was won by Chris Webster. Labour hold.
  • Southwark: The byelection in Faraday ward held on 4 July was won by Mohamed Habib Deen. Labour hold.
  • Southwark: The byelection in Rye Lane ward held on 4 July was won by David Parton. Labour hold.
  • Spelthorne: The byelection in Ashford East ward held on 4 July was won by Sinead Mooney. Conservative gain from Independent Spelthorne Group.
  • Suffolk: The byelection in Pakefield division held on 4 July was won by Peter Byatt. Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Three Rivers: The byelection in Rickmansworth Town ward held on 4 July was won by Mike Sims. Conservative hold.
  • Tonbridge and Malling: The byelection in Judd ward held on 4 July was won by Stacey Pilgrim. Green Party hold.
  • Westminster: The byelection in Abbey Road ward held on 4 July was won by Hannah Galley. Conservative hold.
  • Wigan: The byelection in Leigh South ward held on 4 July was won by Barbara Caren. Labour hold.
  • Winchester: The byelection in St Michael ward held on 4 July was won by Richard Murphy. Liberal Democrat hold.
  • Wirral: The byelection in Liscard ward held on 4 July was won by Graeme Cooper. Labour hold.
  • York: The byelection in Hull Road ward held on 4 July was won by John Moroney. Labour hold.

Changes of allegiance

  • Buckinghamshire: Matt Knight, who was elected as a Wycombe Independent in Ryemead and Micklefield division, has left the group to sit as an Independent councillor.
  • Cotswold: Chris Twells, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Tetbury with Upton ward, but was suspended from it and sitting as an Independent councillor, has joined the Liberal Party.
  • Durham: Angela Hanson, who was elected for the Labour Party in Stanley division, has left the party to sit as an ungrouped Independent. Likewise Sam McMahon, elected for Labour in Craghead and South Moor division, has also left the party to sit as an unaligned Independent councillor.
  • Hastings: John Rankin, who was elected for the Conservatives in Conquest ward but left the party to sit as an Independent councillor in September last year, has now joined the Labour Party.
  • Havering: Jacqueline McArdle, who was elected for the Conservatives in Rainham and Wennington ward but joined the Havering Residents’ Association in September 2022, has now returned to the Conservative Party.
  • Newham: Areeq Chowdhury, who was elected for the Labour Party in Canning Town North ward, has joined the Green Party.
  • Pembrokeshire: Andrew Edwards, a previously ungrouped councillor for Haverfordwest Prendergast division, has joined the Independent group.
  • Swale: James Hall, who was elected for Swale Independents Alliance in Murston ward, has left the group and is now an Independent councillor.
  • Swansea: Brigitte Rowlands, who was elected for the Conservatives in Clydach ward, has left the group and is sitting as an Independent councillor.
  • Torridge: Philip Pennington, an Independent councillor for Monkleigh and Putford ward, has left the Independent group to sit as a non-aligned councillor.
  • Walsall: Shakila Hussain, who was elected for Labour in Palfrey ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. Meanwhile Nick Gandham, who had left the Conservative group in May, has now returned to it.
  • Wrexham: Emma Holland, who was elected for Plaid Cymru in Gwersyllt North ward, has left the party to sit as a non-aligned councillor.

New vacancy

  • Corporation of London: Cripplegate ward, after the elevation of Elizabeth King to the Aldermanic Bench. Term ends March next year.

Date for byelection

  • Stirling: The byelection due in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward will be held on 15 August.

Other updates

  • Central Bedfordshire: After several members of the Executive committee left their posts, council leader Adam Zerny has resigned his position. A new leader will have to be elected at the next full council meeting on 18 July.