Daventry district council: Drayton ward, after the disqualification of Terry Mullett who has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment for benefit fraud; background checks also revealed that he was disqualified from election. He was a Conservative when first elected but had recently been sitting as an Independent. Term ends 2011.
Daventry district council: Yelvertoft ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Kay Hemmings. Term ends May 2010.
Harborough district council: Market Harborough Welland ward, after the resignation of Bev Field (Liberal Democrat) who is moving out of the district. Term ends 2011.
South Tyneside borough council: Westoe ward, after the Independent councillor Allen Branley was disqualified for not attending a council meeting in six months. He is standing again in the byelection. Term ends 2012.
Bedford borough council: There will be a byelection for the post of Mayor of Bedford, following the death of Frank Branston who had held the post since it was established. Branston was elected under the banner of his own party, the Better Bedford Independent Party. In the interim, deputy Mayor Nicky Attenborough (Conservative) will be in charge. Term ends 2011.
Gosport borough council: Leesland ward, after Liberal Democrat group leader Peter Chegwyn was disqualified for two years by the Adjudication Panel. No byelection can take place until the High Court has ruled on Chegwyn’s appeal. Term ends May 2010.
Hampshire county council: Hardway division, after Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Chegwyn was disqualified for two years by the Adjudication Panel. No byelection can take place until the High Court has ruled on Chegwyn’s appeal. Term ends 2013.
Lincolnshire county council: Boston North West division, after Conservative councillor Andrea Jenkyns discovered she was disqualified from election due to work as a part-time music tutor in county schools. Term ends 2013.
Westminster city council: West End ward, after the particularly sad death of Ian Wilder who was a Conservative and an exceptionally dedicated servant of his ward. Term ends May 2010.
West Somerset district council: West Quantock ward, after the resignation of Mitch Wicking who sat as an Independent councillor. He was recently suspended from office for three months by the Adjudication Panel after publicizing details of the compensation payments to departing Chief Executive Tim Howes. Term ends 2011.