We know of these local authority byelections:
This is the normal date at which local elections are due to be held. Double and treble vacancies will be dealt with in separate posts. The following are the byelections taking place in authorities which would not otherwise have any elections:
The Conservatives have vacancies on Somerset county council and Mendip district council caused by the death of Stephen Robinson, who represented Shepton Mallet division on the former and Shepton East ward on the latter. The winner of the Mendip byelection will decide control of the council between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. They also have vacancies on East Sussex county council and Rother district council after the death of Ron Dyason, councillor for Bexhill King Offa division on the county council and Bexhill Collington ward on the latter; on Newark and Sherwood district council after the death of former Newark MP Richard Alexander, on North Tyneside borough council after the resignation of Hugh Jackson over his comments on euthenasia, and on South Norfolk district council after the death of Brian Clark-Taylor.
There are Labour seats vacant in Chorley East ward, Chorley borough council, after the death of Mary Wilson, in Common ward, Stafford borough council, following the death of John Kennedy, in Eckington division, Derbyshire county council, after the death of Derek Featherstone, in Killamarsh West ward of North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Colin Robinson, in Park ward, Blackpool borough council after the death of Les Kersh, in Upperby ward, Carlisle city council, following the death of June Martlew, and in Wigan West ward, Wigan borough council, after the death of Michael Baines.
Edwinstowe ward, Newark and Sherwood district council, is vacant after the death of John Faben who was its Independent councillor. Unstone ward, North East Derbyshire district council, is vacant following the death of Fred Hopkinson, who was an Independent councillor.