Abbey Ward By-Election on Thursday 9th May 2013
A by-election was held in our Abbey Ward on Thursday 9th May 2013, which followed the resignation of Councillor Colin Marriott.
Vijay Singh Riyait (Labour) was declared as the new councillor for Abbey Ward with 1,190 votes.
Votes for the other candidates were as follows:
- Dipak Joshi (Conservative) 562
- Terry McGreal (Independent) 352
- John Robert Taylor (Liberal Democrat Focus) 212
- Tessa Alison Warrington (Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts) 165.
Turn out was 24.21%. 2,501 votes were cast from an overall electorate of 10, 332.
Here are our official notices for the Abbey Ward by-election, which can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
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Local Government Elections
Local government elections in Leicester take place every four years, and are usually held on the first Thursday in May.
Leicester has 54 councillors representing 22 wards.The last election took place on 5th May 2011.
A by-election can occur due to the resignation or death of a councillor or member of parliament. The last council by-election was in Castle ward on 15th July 2010. The last parliamentary by election was held on 5th May 2011 in Leicester South.
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The last UK Parliamentary election took place on 6 May 2010.
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