Tewkesbury borough council: Churchdown Brookfield ward, following the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Loraine Yates. Term ends 2011. If the Conservatives win the seat they will have an overall majority and may seek to take single-party power.
Charnwood borough council: Loughborough Dishley and Hathern ward, after the resignation of Labour councillor Sharon Williams which is connected to plans for housebuilding by the Conservative administration of the council. Term ends 2011.
Sedgefield district council: Sedgefield ward, after the death of Independent councillor Jim Wayman. Cllr Wayman died in January and the authority is due to be abolished next spring so it may be that the seat will be left unfilled.