By-election previews 8.12.16

By-elections on 8th December 2016: SLEAFORD AND NORTH HYKEHAM House of Commons; caused by the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips, who is dissatisfied with the Government’s strategy for leaving the European Union. He had served since 2010. For the first time since 1990 we have two parliamentary by-elections taking place in successive weeks. After…

By-election preview 28.11.16

One Monday by-election on 28 November 2016: ARBROATH EAST AND LUNAN Angus council; caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Bob Spink on health grounds. He had served since 2003 after retiring from the family firm R R Spink and Sons, manufacturers of Arbroath smokies. Monday by-elections don’t come around very often, but this is…

By-election previews 3.11.16

By the time you read these words, your columnist will be on holiday; playing for Wales B at the inaugural Quiz Olympiad in Athens over the weekend, taking in the sights of the city, the Acropolis, the Panathenaic stadium, the Olympiacos-Panathinaikos derby and some pleasant Mediterranean weather, and generally having a break from the internet.…