The Lincolnshire poached

Lindsey Cawrey, elected as a Labour county councillor from Lincoln Boultham ward to Lincolnshire county council, has announced that she is joining the Conservatives. Meanwhile a British National Party candidate took the seat in Fenside ward of Boston borough council from the Boston Bypass Independents. The Liberal Democrats won back their seat in North Road…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 20 November South Cambridgeshire district council: Teversham ward, after the resignation of Caroline Hunt (Conservative). Term ends 2011. Tower Hamlets borough council: Mile End East ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Rupert Bawden. Term ends 2010. 27 November Cambridgeshire county council: Hardwick division, after Denzil Baldwin of…

Labour goes Forth

On a night marked by its success in a Parliamentary byelection in Scotland, the Labour Party also kept two vulnerable council seats in the main Scottish cities. The first was in Forth ward, Edinburgh city council, and the second was Andy Muir’s victory in Bailieston ward of Glasgow city council. An Independent candidate took Whissendine…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 13 November Boston borough council: Fenside ward, after the resignation of Guy Curley who was a member of the Boston Bypass Independents. Term ends 2011. Darlington borough council: North Road ward, after independent councillor Stephen Jones was disqualified for not attending a meeting for six months. He was…

Sandy Beds goes Green

Labour made the only gain of the byelections on 30 October, taking Workington St Johns ward on Allerdale borough council from the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats narrowly held off a Labour challenge to their seat in Kentish Town ward of Camden borough council, despite the sitting councillor being forced out after being discovered in Arizona.…

Forthcoming byelections

Here are the vacancies and forthcoming byelections: 6 November Edinburgh city council: Forth ward, after the death of Elizabeth Maginnis who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2012. Glasgow city council: Bailieston ward, after the death of veteran Labour councillor Dougie Hay. Term ends 2012. Rutland county council: Whissendine ward, after the resignation of Conservative…