By-election previews 13.10.16

Ten by-elections on 13th October 2016: WINDERMERE Cumbria county council; and WINDERMERE BOWNESS NORTH South Lakeland council, Cumbria; both caused by the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Colin Jones due to family commitments. Jones had served on the district council since winning a by-election in August 2013, and on the county council since winning a…

By-election previews 6.10.16

Nine by-elections on 6th October 2016: HEADLAND AND HARBOUR Hartlepool council, County Durham; caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Peter Jackson.  An electrical engineer, he had served since 2002. A very descriptive name for a part of the country which tends not to get much attention.  This is a shame, for Hartlepool is an…

By-election previews 22.9.16

There are nine by-elections on Thursday 22nd September 2016, which fall neatly into three trios.  There are three wards up which are based on villages or are deeply rural, including today’s Welsh contest which was previously an independent seat, and Tory defences in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.  There are three Tory defences in wards based on…