Post by middleenglander on Dec 30, 2017 16:44:31 GMT
It looks like 9 10 by-elections in January: * 1 on 4 January * 4 on 11 * 3 4 on 18 * 1 on 25
4 of the by-elections are in District Councils - 3 last having "all-out" elections in 2015 and 1 in 2016 3 are for Unitary Authorities - 1 where the last election was in May - 1 with annual elections, the last in 2016 - 1 with "all-out" elections in 2015 2 are for County Councils last contested in May 1 is for a Metropolitan Authority last contested in 2016
Conservatives are defending 7 seats, - 5 following the death of the previous councillor, 1 a resignation after becoming a MP and 1 a disqualification for non-attendance Labour is defending 1 seat following the death of the previous Councillor Liberal Democrats and Independent each defend 1 seat following a resignation
With all nominations known, there are 9 10 Conservative candidates,8 9 Labour, 7 8 Liberal Democrat, 6 7 Green, 3 4 UKIP and 3 Independents contesting 2 seats - a total of 36 41 candidates for the 9 10 seats.
Predictions on this thread by 9.00 am on day of the by-election.
Lovely to see so many new (and old) faces coming forward to the prediction competition and hope they will keep going especially as the start of a new year ahead of May elections is a good quiet period to get into the feel of things. And voting early is good,too, as towards the end of last year we were all leaving it to very late and then coming up with very similar results. Already we seem to have a lot more variety of expectations in what had looked a pretty straightforward election...