Which includes "South Tyneside Council’s constitution, which reflects Government guidance, states that anyone who is given a jail term of three months or more, whether that is suspended or not, can no longer act in the role."
The Shields Gazette is under the misapprehension that there was some sort of local discretion about this - there is none; it's all in the Local Government Act 1972.
Sad to report that Harrow councillor Cllr. Chris Mote (Con, Pinner South) died last night after a short illness. He was the son of renowned Conservative personality, Harold Mote.
Chris was councillor for Rayners Lane ward 1982-1986, took a break from the Council, and then councillor for Pinner West ward 1998-2002. Pinner West was re-named Pinner South ward in 2002, and Chris then served for that ward continuously to date. He was Tory group leader from 2003-8, which meant after the May 2006 borough election he was Council Leader. He was Deputy Mayor 2009-2010.
Post by David Boothroyd on Jul 30, 2021 17:53:35 GMT
Full list of forthcoming byelections:
5 August West Lothian: East Livingston and East Calder. Cause: Death of Dave King (Lab) on 11 May 2021
12 August East Suffolk: Orwell and Villages. Cause: Resignation of Melissa Allen (C) on 18 June 2021. Highland: Inverness West. Cause: Resignation of Graham Ross (Ind) on 27 May 2021. Highland: Wick and East Caithness. Cause: Resignation of Nicola Sinclair (Ind) on 28 June 2021. North Ayrshire: Dalry and West Kilbride. Cause: Resignation of Joy Brahim (SNP) on 14 May 2021. South Lakeland: Grange. Cause: Resignation of Dave Khan (L Dem) on 7 July 2021. Tower Hamlets: Weavers. Cause: Death of John Pierce (Lab) on 11 June 2021.
19 August Aberdeenshire: Mid Formartine. Cause: Resignation of Karen Adam (SNP) on 3 June 2021. Dover: Sandwich. Cause: Resignation of MJ Holloway (C) on 24 June 2021. East Riding of Yorkshire: East Wolds and Coastal. Cause: Death of Paul Lisseter (Ind) on 11 June 2021. Ribble Valley: Littlemoor. Cause: Resignation of Sue Knox (L Dem) on 1 July 2021. Ribble Valley: Primrose. Cause: Resignation of Allan Knox (L Dem) on 1 July 2021. Rutland: Oakham South. Cause: Resignation of Nick Woodley (C) on 30 June 2021.
26 August Cumbria: Corby and Hayton. Cause: Resignation of Bill Graham (Ind) on 11 June 2021. Medway: Princes Park. Cause: Death of Tashi Bhutia (C) on 7 July 2021. Medway: Strood North. Cause: Death of Steve Iles (Ind C) on 17 June 2021. Newport: Graig. Cause: Resignation of Margaret Cornelious (C) on 22 June 2021.
2 September Calderdale: Park. Cause: Death of Muhammad Naeem (Lab) on 9 July 2021. Calderdale: Ryburn. Cause: Resignation of Rob Holden (Ind) on c. 29 June 2021. Cheshire East: Wilmslow Dean Row. Cause: Resignation of Toni Fox (Residents for Wilmslow) on 30 June 2021.
9 September North Tyneside: Camperdown. Cause: Death of Ray Glindon (Lab) on 20 April 2021.
Unspecified Bolton: Bromley Cross. Cause: Death of David Greenhalgh (C) on 29 July 2021. Ealing: Hobbayne. Cause: Resignation of Lewis Cox (Lab) on 18 May 2021. Falkirk: Falkirk South. Cause: Impending resignation of Pat Reid (Lab). Flintshire: Penyffordd. Cause: Resignation of David Williams (New Ind) on 22 July 2021. Hammersmith and Fulham: Wormholt and White City. Cause: Death of Colin Aherne (Lab) on 11 July 2021. Harrow: Pinner South. Cause: Death of Chris Mote (C) on 29 July 2021. Lancaster: Bare. Cause: Death of Stephie Barber (C) on 23 May 2021. Malvern Hills: Tenbury. Cause: Resignation of Tony Penn (C) on 5 July 2021. Middlesbrough: Ladgate. Cause: Death of June Goodchild (MIG elected as Lab) on 6 July 2021. Newcastle upon Tyne: Castle. Cause: Death of Anita Lower (L Dem) on 3 July 2021. Renfrewshire: Paisley Southeast. Cause: Disqualification of Paul Mack (Ind) following Standards Commission for Scotland hearing, on 10 May 2021. Somerset: Comeytrowe and Trull. Cause: Death of Alan Wedderkopp (L Dem) on 16 July 2021. Somerset West and Taunton: Wilton and Sherford. Cause: Death of Alan Wedderkopp (L Dem) on 16 July 2021. South Derbyshire: Seales. Cause: Resignation of Amy Wheelton (Ind) on 1 June 2021. South Tyneside: Cleadon and East Boldon. Cause: Disqualification of Jeff Milburn (Ind C elected as C) on 12 July 2021. Sunderland: Hetton. Cause: Death of Doris Turner (Lab) on 15 July 2021. Tewkesbury: Brockworth East. Cause: Resignation of Sara Stevens (Brockworth First) on 8 June 2021. Torfaen: Blaenavon. Cause: Resignation of Alan Jones (Lab) on 21 April 2021. Walsall: Pleck. Cause: Death of Harbans Sarohi (Lab) on 24 July 2021. Waverley: Cranleigh East. Cause: Resignation of Richard Cole (L Dem) on 27 May 2021. West Suffolk: The Rows. Cause: Death of John Smith (Ind) on 28 June 2021. Wrexham: Gresford. Cause: Resignation of Andrew Atkinson (C), as of 31 August 2021.
There appear to be two vacancies on the Common Council of the City of London Corporation, caused by resignations around the beginning of April:
1) Aldersgate ward. Joyce Nash (subsequently died on 13 June) 2) Aldgate ward. Sylvia Moys.
And there's a vacancy for Alderman in Cordwainer ward, as Sir Roger Gifford died on 25 May.
What's the situation with the Corporation for casual vacancies? Are they all still frozen until next year or can they be filled earlier?
Under the unofficial law that the City is a law unto itself, the Corporation has a lot of ability to fix its own electoral arrangements to suit. Hence they didn't need any permission from anyone else when delaying their 2021 election to 2022, and the Act of Common Council also provided that there would be no byelections in the rest of the term. They also extended all Aldermanic terms of office. Normally vacancies in the Court of Aldermen have to be filled by an election within 42 days of the vacancy being reported to the Court. But in this case, after Sir Roger Gifford died, an Act of Common Council was passed to postpone the election until the 2022 Ward List comes into effect.
This is perhaps more important than the Common Council vacancies which are in mostly residential wards. Cordwainer is almost entirely business and has therefore been more affected by the pandemic and people working from home (the rules for electoral registration require the electors nominated by businesses to be people working in the City).
Assuming that no Aldermanic elections take place before 2022, four Aldermen of the City will have served terms of more than six years by then: - David Graves (Cripplegate, elected June 2014) - Baroness Scotland of Asthal (Bishopsgate, elected December 2014) - Robert Howard (Cornhill, elected October 2015) - John Garbutt (Walbrook, elected December 2015) Sir Roger Gifford was next on the list, having been last re-elected in November 2016.