Sutton-on-Sea North, East Lindsey District Council (Lincolnshire); caused by the resignation of Andrew Ferrryman, the leader of the Sutton on Sea First party, due to ill-health. The village of Sutton on Sea can be found on the Lincolnshire coast, about two miles south of Mablethorpe and fourteen miles north of Skegness. Although there was a nineteenth-century [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by andrewteale.
Starting with something a little bit different this week: Pagford, Pagford Town Council; caused by the death of Barry Fairbrother who was aged in his early forties. It’s not often that parish-level elections get covered in this column, but this is a bit of an exception. We travel to the small town of Pagford, a [...]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by andrewteale.
20th September 2012 sees five rather idiosyncratic by-elections in some of the most tourist-y parts of Britain. This week we can go to the North York Moors to see Heartbeat being made, travel to Sherwood Forest to check in with Robin Hood and try our hand at poaching a country house estate, divert to Kent [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by andrewteale.
Back to normal for local by-elections this week, with the first by-election in Scotland since the full council elections in May to replace a legendary Independent councillor. There is a second Independent defence in the East Anglian town of Thetford, and Labour are defending council seats in Burnley and Loughboorugh. But to start this week [...]
So, politics is back with a vengeance with the kids back to school, the summer holidays over and the party activists getting ready for the conference season. Nick Clegg has been under a bit of pressure recently, and if he was looking for succour in by-election gains this week he will be disappointed, as all [...]
For once, August has brought a definite improvement in the summer weather in my area. However, it’s still not as nice as some people wish it to be so many people are off on their summer jollies. With the Olympics now just a memory and silly season upon us, it’s not a good time to [...]
The sun is shining (hopefully), the Olympics are on the television and the summer holiday season is upon us. With so many people going away, this is not a good time of year to hold a local by-election. Knowing this, the local parties have arranged just seven by-elections for August, and five of them are [...]
Four by-elections happen on Thursday 26th July to round off the month. After last week’s visit to Attleborough we return for two further by-elections to Norfolk’s Breckland district council, and there is a by-election to one of the most unusual and controversial local government districts in England, which is also the scene of some of [...]
Site Notice: Given that there aren’t that many by-elections over the next few weeks and I simply do not have the time to solve the CoverItLive issue (they have started charging – Britain-Votes.co.uk can’t afford to pay for it!) I am suspending the LiveBlogs until further notice. To cheer you back up again, here is [...]
Unfortunately we haven’t solved the maximum limit issue from last week but hopefully there will be some activity on here. I may actually be around this evening, depending on what time I manage to get back… By-Election Night Live