Here is the state of play with forthcoming local authority byelections:
In many of these cases, the byelections will be taking place simultaneously with this year’s round of local elections.
There are known to be Conservative vacancies in Abbey division, Cheshire county council, after the resignation of Shirley Harris, in Abbey ward, Dumfries and Galloway council, following the resignation of Bill Hodgson, in Leftwich and Kingsmead ward, Vale Royal district council, following the resignation of Will Charlton, and in Sweeney and Trefonen ward of Oswestry borough council after the death of Richard Burman.
There is a further Labour seat vacant in Killamarsh West ward of North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Colin Robinson.
The Liberal Democrats have vacancies in Comeytrowe ward, Taunton Deane district council, following the death of Tony Floyd, and in Flitwick East ward, Mid Bedfordshire district council, after the death of John Watton.
Brockworth division, Gloucestershire county council, is vacant following the resignation of Sean Connors of the Brockworth Residents Group. Sedgefield ward of Sedgefield borough council also has a vacancy caused by the death of Independent councillor Jim Wayman. Unstone ward, North East Derbyshire district council, is vacant following the death of Fred Hopkinson, who was an Independent councillor.
There are some seats vacant which will not be filled because the term of the councillor who caused the vacancy would have expired in May 2008.