Saturday, 25 January 2014


 Great work as always by MiddleEnglander

There are 3 by-elections remaining in January, probably 9 during February, 3 already identified to be held in March and a further 21 vacancies where there is no date as yet for the by-election.

There is also an election called and two pending for the Common Council of the Corporation of London. As the Council is non-partisan I do not include it in my list of elections and vacancies.

30th January - 3
Amber Valley BC, Heanor East - Labour resigned
Lichfield DC, Chadsmead - Conservative disqualified for non-attendance
Moray UA, Buckie - Independent resigned

6th February - 4
Conwy CB, Betws yn Rhos - No Description resigned
Sheffield M, Arbourthorne - Labour died
Tendring DC, Peter Bruff - Conservative died
Tendring DC, St Johns - Conservative resigned

13th February - 2
Birmingham MB, Kingstanding - Labour resigned
Richmondshire DC, Reeth & Arkengarthdale - Independent died

20th February - 2
Cardiff UA, Canton - Labour resigned
Charnwood BC, Birstall Wanlip - Conservative died

27th February - 1
West Lindsey DC, Scotter - Conservative died

6th March - 2
Bury MB, Ramsbottom - Labour resigned
Wiltshire UA, Ethandune - Conservative died

13th March - 1
Cheshire East UA, Crewe West - Labour died

Current known vacancies where by-election not yet called - 21
* Amber Valley BC, Heanor West - Labour died around 17th December
Ashford BC, Wye - Conservative resigned around 16th January
Blackpool UA, Hawe Side - Labour died 26th November
Blackpool UA, Layron - Labour resigned around 14th January
Canterbury BC, Barham Downs - Conservative died 6th January
*** Cumbria CC, Belle Vue - Labour died 13th November
Darlington UA, Mowden - Conservative died 9th January
East Ayrshire UA, Kilmarnock North - SNP died 31st December
East Hants DC, Petersfield Bell Hill - Conservative died 1st January
** Epping Forest DC, Loughton Forest - Resident Association died 7th September
Flintshire UA, Flint Trelawny - Labour died 14th January
Flintshire UA, Mostyn - Independent disqualification confirmed 5th September
Fylde BC, St John's - Ratepayer's Association died 9th November
Hampshire CC,Petersfield Butser - Conservative died 1st January
Hull UA, Marfleet - Labour died 24th December
* Knowsley MB, Longview - Labour resigned 13th January
Luton UA, Farley - Labour resigned around 20th January
South Kesteven DC, Aveland - Conservative resigned around 10th January
Staffordshire Moorlands DC, Cellarhead - Staffordshire Independent died 17th December
Torridge DC, Bideford East - Independent died 10th December
** Wolverhampton MB, Wednesfield North - Conservative died 19th October

* There will be council elections in this ward in May 2014
** This seat will be up for election in May 2014
*** There will be elections for the District Council seat covering this Division in May 2014

Vacancies subject to "6 month" rule - 7
Bexley LB, Sidcup - Conservative ill health resignation around 13th December
Brent LB, Dudden Hill - Lib Dem resigned 29th November
Havering LB, Rainham & Wennington - Independent Resident disqualified for non-attendance on 28th December
Lewisham LB, Evelyn - Labour died 3rd January
Preston BC, Fishwick - Labour died 8th January
South Tyneside MB, West Park - Labour died 15th January
Waltham Forest LB, Highham Hill - Labour resigned 27th November after being charged with fraud

Probable impending vacancies - 4
East Riding UA, Howdenshire - Conservative said he will resign
Highland UA, Caol & Mallaig - Independent likely to resign towards end of February
Mid Devon DC, Cranmore - Lib Dem admitted defrauding the District Council, to be sentenced 31st January.
Vale of White Horse DC, Wantage Charlton - Conservative sitting as Independent sentenced to 5 years imprisonment