The current state of play on vacancies is as follows. Byelections fixed:
There are known to be Conservative vacancies in Cobham Fairmile ward of Elmbridge borough council because of the death of Wyn Heasman, in Harpenden South West division, Hertfordshire county council after the death of Iris Tarry, in Marlow North and West ward, Wycombe district council, following the resignation of Tony Dunn who has taken a politically restricted post, and Remenham and Wargrave, Wokingham borough council, following the death of Chris Schutz.
Labour seats are vacant in Holmewood and Heath ward, North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Terry Fisher, in Masson ward, Derbyshire Dales district council, following the death of John March, and in North Middleton ward, Rochdale borough council, following the death of Ian Robertson.
There is an Independent seat vacant in Llandybie ward, Carmarthenshire county council, following the death of Independent councillor Mary Thomas, and the lack of attendance of the British National Party’s James Lloyd at Sandwell borough council for six months has led to his seat being declared vacant.