Monday 15 December 2014

A list of up coming council by elections

 Thanks to MiddleEnglander for the information gathering.

There are 2 by-elections remaining in 2014 with an additional one scheduled for the 18th having seen the Plaid Cymru candidate returned unopposed. There are 3 called so far for January including one for 2 seats. A further 11 vacancies are known where the election has as yet no date, although up to 8 could remain unfilled as they are to be contested again in May. So far 10 vacancies have been identied classified as under the "six month" rule.

18th December - 3
Gwynedd UA, Bowydd & Rhiw - Plaid Cymru resigned - Plaid Cymru returned unopposed
Kingston upon Thames LB, St James - Conservative died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Nottinghamshire CC, Ollerton - Labour died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP

22nd January - 1
Fife UA, Kirkaldy East - SNP resigned
Wealden DC, Crowborough West - Conservative died

29th January - 1 for 2 seats
St Albans DC, Marshalswick - 2 Conservatives resigned

Current known vacancies where by-election not yet called - 11
Derbyshire CC, Brimington - Labour died 22nd October
Cambridgeshire CC, Bar Hill - Conservative died around 22nd November
Carmarthenshire UA, Hengoed - Labour died around 29th 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

* seats that will be contested again in May 2015.
Whilst not covered by the "6 month" rule, experience from earlier years suggests some may be left unfilled until May.

Vacancies covered by the "6 month" rule - 10
Bedford UA, Great Barford - Conservative died 6th December
Bracknell Forest UA, Winkfield & Cranborne - Conservative died 18th November
Milton Keynes UA, Monkston - Liberal Democrat resigned 17th November
Rushcliffe DC, Thoroton - Conservative died 16th November
Shepway DC, Hythe East - Conservative died 7th December
Stroud DC, Nailsworth - Conservative died close to rule becoming applicable
Torbay UA, Blatchcombe - Conservative died around 4th December
Waverley BC, Cranleigh East - Conservative died 29th November
Wealden DC, Buxsted & Maresfield - Conservative resigned 26th November
Wychavon DC, Badsey - Conservative died 15th November

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