Saturday, 22 March 2014


 Thanks to MiddleEnglander for collating the information.

There are 6 by-elections remaining during March, 8 already known in April with 1 on 1st May as well as an additional 16 vacancies where there is no date as yet for the by-election although many if not nearly all of these will be contested on 22nd May. One contest has already been called for May 22nd.

27th March - 6
Dartford BC, Stone - Labour resigned
East Ayrshire UA, Kilmarnock North - SNP died
Fylde BC, St John's - Ratepayer's Association died
Gedling BC, Gedling - Lib Dem resigned
Oxfordshire CC, Chalgrove & Watlington - Conservative resigned
Sunderland MB, St Anne's - Labour resigned

3rd April - 1
Pendle BC, Blacko & Higherford - Conservative disqualified for non attendance

10th April - 4
Cumbria CC, Belle Vue - Labour died
Flintshire UA, Flint Trelawny - Labour died
North East Derbyshire DC, Coal Aston - Conservative died
Vale of White Horse DC, Wantage Charlton - Conservative sitting as Independent disqualified

24th April - 3
East Cambridgeshire DC, Sutton - Conservative resigned
East Lindsey DC, Horncastle - Conservative died
North Kesteven DC, Osbournby - Independent died

1st May - 1
Highland UA, Caol & Mallaig - Independent resigned

22nd May - 1
Scottish Borders UA, Hawick & Denholm - Conservative died

Current known vacancies where by-election not yet called - 16
* Blackburn with Darwen UA, Higher Croft - Labour died 13th February
Blackpool UA, Hawe Side - Labour died 26th November
Blackpool UA, Layton - Labour resigned around 14th January
* Bradford MB, Craven - Conservative died around 5th February
Darlington UA, Mowden - Conservative died 9th January
Devon CC, Yealmpton - Conservative resigned 21st March
Fenland DC, Roman Bank - Conservative resigned around 10th March
Flintshire UA, Mostyn - Independent disqualification confirmed 5th September
Hartlepool UA, Seaton - Independent died 2nd February
Hull UA, Marfleet - Labour died 24th December
* Preston BC, Town Centre - Independent Socialist resigned 26th February
* St Albans DC, St Stephens - Conservative died 4th March
South Hams DC, Salcombe & Malborough - Conservative died 23rd February
* Stevenage BC, Shephall - Labour resigned 5th March
Wychavon DC, Fladbury - Conservative died 25th February
Wyre BC, Hardhorn - Conservative died 23rd February

* There will be council elections in this ward on 22nd May 2014 and a "double" election is now likely

Vacancies before "6 month" rule applicable where there will be no by-election - 2
Epping Forest DC, Loughton Forest - Resident Association died 7th September
Wolverhampton MB, Wednesfield North - Conservative died 19th October

Vacancies subject to "6 month" rule - 14
Bexley LB, Sidcup - Conservative ill health resignation around 13th December
Brent LB, Dudden Hill - Lib Dem resigned 29th November
Ealing LB, Hobbayne - Labour resigned end of January / early February
Havering LB, Rainham & Wennington - Independent Resident disqualified for non-attendance on 28th December
Lambeth LB, Streatham South - Labour died 4th February
Lewisham LB, Evelyn - Labour died 3rd January
Mole Valley DC, Ashstead Park - Ashstead Independent resigned during March
Preston BC, Fishwick - Labour died 8th January
South Cambridgeshire DC, Bourn - Conservative sitting as Independent resigned 13th March
South Tyneside MB, West Park - Labour died 15th January
Tunbridge Wells BC, Southborough - Conservative died 27th February
Waltham Forest LB, Highham Hill - Labour resigned 27th November after being charged with fraud
West Oxfordshire DC, Ducklington - Conservative sitting as Independent resigned around 21st February
Worthing BC, Marine - Marine - Conservative resigned 26th February

Probable impending vacancies - 3
East Riding UA, Howdenshire - Conservative said in January he would resign but does not appear to have done so yet
Fife UA, The Lochs - Labour to resign following election as MSP
Southend UA, Westborough - Independent said he would resign to fight another ward in May

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