Thursday, 5 March 2015

A list of todays & up coming council by elections, plus a list of vacant seats.

 Collated by MiddleEnglander

There are 11 by-elections identified during March, although in one a candidate has been returned unopposed, along with 2 already in April. A further 5 vacancies are known where the election has as yet no date along with 3 impending resignations so the vacancy can be filled on 7th May. So far 35 vacancies have been identified under the "six month" rule together with 9 long standing vacancies which will not be filled ahead of elections in May.

There are thus 23 by-elections for 24 seats scheduled so far in the January to April 2015 period ahead of the main elections in May, slightly more than the 22 contested during the same period in 2011.

5th March - 4
Brent LB, Kenton - Conservative died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green
Camden LB, St Pancras & Somers Town - Labour died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green
Croydon LB, Selhurst - Labour died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Essex CC, Bocking - UKIP died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Green, Ind

12th March - 1
Western Isles UA, West Side & Ness - Independent died - Independent returned unopposed

19th March - 1
Denbighshire UA, Rhyl South West - Labour died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Plaid Cymru, Ind

26th March - 5
Fife UA, Glenrothes West & Kinglassie - Labour died - 8 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, UKIP, Green, 2 x Ind
Moray UA, Buckie - Independent died - 3 candidates: Con, SNP, Ind
Vale of Glamorgan UA, Llantwit Major - Llantwit Major First Independent died
Western Isles UA - Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath - Labour resigned - 2 candidates: SNP, Ind
West Lothian UA, Armadale & Blackridge - SNP disqualified for non-attendance - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, SNP, Green, Ind

1st April - 1
Tandridge DC, Whyteleafe - Conservative disqualified

2nd April - 1
Gwynedd UA, Cadnant - Plaid Cymru died

Current known vacancies where by-election not yet called - 8
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC, Clayton - Conservative died 20th January
Rotherham MB, Boston Castle - Labour resigned 5th February
St Helens MB, Haydock - Labour died around 12th February
Suffolk CC, Haverhill Cangle - Conservative resigned around 2nd February
Wandsworth LB, Earlsfield - Conservative died 23rd February

Mole Valley DC, Holmwoods - UKIP to resign so by-election coincides with General Election
Norfolk CC, Lodden - Conservatuve to resign so by-election coincides with General Election
Swansea UA, Cockett - Labour due to resign 20th March so by-election coincides with General Election

Long standing vacancies left vacant ahead of May 7th elections - 9
Fenland DC, Manea - Independent disqualified 8th November
Herefordshire UA, Mortimer - Conservative died 6th November
High Peak DC, Limestone Peak - Conservative died around 15th September
Lichfield DC, St John's - Conservative died 14th September
Rushcliffe DC, Manvers - Conservative died 26th September
South Oxfordshire DC, Goring- Conservative died 21st September
South Ribble BC, Bamber Bridge West - Labour died 1st November
St Edmunsbury BC, Haverhill East - Conservative sitting as UKIP died 2nd October
Waveney DC, St Margaret's - Labour died 8th November

Herefordshire, Lichfield, Rushcliffe & South Oxfordshire see boundary changes

Vacancies covered by the "6 month" rule - 35
Bassetlaw DC, East Retford North - Labour resigned around 3rd February
Bedford UA, Great Barford - Conservative died 6th December
Bracknell Forest UA, Winkfield & Cranborne - Conservative died 18th November
Canterbury BC, Heron - Liberal Democrat died 8th January
Charnwood BC, Thurmaston - Labour died around 10th November
Chelmsford BC, The Lawns - Conservative died December
Darlington UA, Park East - Labour died around 1st January
Dartford BC, Brent - Conservative resigned around 15th December
Eastleigh BC, Hedge End Wildern - Liberal Democrat resigned 2nd December
East Lindsey DC, Sibsey - Independent died 15th November
East Staffordshire DC, Yoxall - Conservative died around 22nd December
Hertsmere BC, Aldenham West - Conservative resigned 20th February
Kingston-upon-Hull, Drypool - Labour resigned 16th February
Maidstone BC, Leeds - Conservative died 27th January
Milton Keynes UA, Monkston - Liberal Democrat resigned 17th November
Pendle BC, Clover Hill - Labour resigned around 3rd December
Richmondshire DC, Catterick - Conservative died 24th February
Rotherham MB, Silverwood - Labour resigned around 26th November
Rotherham MB, Valley - Labour resigned 5th February
Rushcliffe DC, Thoroton - Conservative died 16th November
Sevenoaks DC, Cowden & Hever - Conservative sitting as UKIP resigned towards end of December
Shepway DC, Hythe East - Conservative died 7th December
St Edmundsbury BC, Haverhill North - Conservative resigned 2nd February
South Holland DC, Donnington, Quadring & Gosberton - Conservative died 7th February
South Oxfordshire DC, Thame North - Conservative died around 18th February
Stockport MB, Bredbury & Woodley - Liberal Democrat died 30th January
Stoke-on-Trent UA, Birches Head & Central Forest Park - City Independent died around 12th February
Stratford-upon-Avon DC, Aston Cantlow - Conservative died February 10th (all out elections in May)
Stroud DC, Nailsworth - Conservative died close to rule becoming applicable
Torbay UA, Blatchcombe - Conservative died around 4th December
Warwick DC, Stoneleigh - Independent died 5th February
Waverley BC, Cranleigh East - Conservative died 29th November
Wealden DC, Buxsted & Maresfield - Conservative resigned 26th November
Wychavon DC, Badsey - Conservative died 15th November
Wychavon DC, Elmley Castle & Somerville - Conservative resigned around 16th December

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