Friday, March 12, 2010

Will the resignation of Fiona Birks mean a by-election?

The unexpected resignation of Fiona Birks from St Neots Town Council expands the local elections a little further. With the local elections due on 6th May 2010 in only two of the four St Neots wards a by-election in Eaton Socon means a bit extra for the local parties to do.

Stretched as they will already be Eaton Socon will be a result which is at the fate of the Parliamentary election very likely on the same day. This by-election will be the first electoral test of the Town Council since the two damning audit reports. Eaton Socon Town Council ward is classified as a marginal. The 2009 County result confirmed this ward as a marginal.

snrednek says: In this election I would urge the electors of Eaton Socon to vote for the Conservative candidate. The reason is to send a message to the Liberal Democrats leadership that 2 damning audit reports are not acceptable. Cllrs Giles and Thorpe should have resigned over this. They didn't. So send the message!

Eaton Socon Town Ward Map.
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey electionmap service. Image reproduced with permission of Ordnance Survey and Land and Property Services - where electionmaps, Ordnance Survey and Land and Property Services are hyperlinks to, and respectively.


Anonymous said...

If a general election is held on 6th May, the Eaton Socon By-election will have to take place at a later date. By law you cannot have more than two elections on one day. The district council election is classed as an election throughout every ward of the district even if a ward has no district election on that day.

Dave said...

Thank you for the information. I've found the relevant legislation here.