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This week’s local by-election roundup

This week’s local by-election roundup

Local Government People

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Local Government People draws together details of this week's local by-election result and changes to councils' political compositions.

Local authority by-elections held Thursday 13th November 2014:

Cambridge City Council – Queen Edith’s: Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.

Ahammed, Rahima – Labour – 790 (30.87%)
Bower, Andrew James – Conservative – 614 (24%)
Chalfen, Joel Henry – Green Party – 222 (8.68%)
Sanders, Victoria Joanne – Liberal Democrat – 933 (36.45%) **elected**

Votes: 2,559*
Turnout: 37.2%
Majority: 143

By-election held following the resignation of Labour councillor Sue Birtles.

Dartford Borough Council – Brent: Conservative hold.

Currans, Rosanna Marina – Conservative – 579 (44.64%) **elected**
Maddison, Mark Andrew – Labour – 402 (31%)
Choycha, Shan-E-Din – UK Independence Party – 316 (24.36%)

Votes: 1,297*
Turnout: 25.73%
Majority: 177

By-election held following the death of Conservative councillor Nancy Wightman.

Dartford Borough Council – Littlebrook: Labour hold.

Page, Daisy – Labour – 358 (47.73%) **elected**
Keane, Sonia – UK Independence Party – 220 (29.34%)
McLean, Calvin Samuel – Conservative – 172 (22.93%)

Votes: 750*
Turnout: 23.24%
Majority: 138

By-election held following the death of Labour councillor John Muckle.

Derbyshire County Council – Alport and Derwent: Conservative hold.

Fisher, David Edgar – UK Independence Party – 715 (28.73%)
Ratcliffe, Mike – Labour – 656 (26.35%)
Taylor, David Harry – Conservative – 1,118 (44.92%) **elected**

Votes: 2,489*
Turnout: 25.8%
Majority: 403

By-election held following the resignation of Conservative councillor Martin Tomlinson.

Mid Sussex District Council – Bolney: Conservative hold.

Allen, John – Conservative – 261 (42.85%) **elected**
Hicks, Simon Joseph – Liberal Democrat – 161 (26.45%)
Watts Williams, Anthony John – UK Independence Party – 187 (30.7%)

Votes: 609*
Turnout: 27.3%
Majority: 74

By-election held following the resignation of Conservative councillor Sue Seward.

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council – Douglas: Labour hold.

Atherton, Margaret – Conservative – 80 (5.45%)
Hendry, Damien – Green Party – 37 (2.51%)
Moulding, Michael – Community Action Party – 29 (2%)
Skilling, Maggie – Labour – 874 (59.3%) **elected**
Wilkes, Derek – UK Independence Party – 452 (31%)

Votes: 1,472*
Turnout: 14.5%
Majority: 422

By-election held following the resignation of Labour councillor Joy Birch.

Wokingham Borough Council – Bulmershe and Whitegates: Conservative gain from Independent.

Ahmed, Munir Mohammed – Liberal Democrat – 448 (21.83%)
Bello, Gregory – Labour – 498 (24.26%)
Jackson, Peter Stewart – UK Independence Party – 275 (13.4%)
Swaddle, Alison Claire – Conservative – 726 (35.4%) **elected**
Windisch, Adrian – Green Party – 105 (5.11%)

Votes: 2,052*
Turnout: 31.26%
Majority: 228

By-election held following the disqualification of Independent councillor Lesley Hayward (elected as a Liberal Democrat).

*NB: number does not include spoilt or rejected ballots.

Political compositions of the local authorities concerned:

Cambridge City Council: Labour 24, Liberal Democrat 15, Independent 2, Conservative 1 – Labour controlled.

Dartford Borough Council: Conservative 30, Labour 11, Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association 3 – Conservative controlled.

Derbyshire County Council: Labour 42, Conservative 18, Liberal Democrat 3, Vacant 1 – Labour controlled.

Mid Sussex District Council: Conservative 45, Liberal Democrat 7, Labour 1, Independent 1 – Conservative controlled.

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council: Labour 54, Wigan Independent Network 5, Labour and Co-operative 4, Standish Independent 3, Conservative 2, Independent 2 – Labour controlled.

Wokingham Borough Council: Conservative 45, Liberal Democrat 7, Labour 1, Independent 1 – Conservative controlled.

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