The council database has been updated with the latest news following the council elections on 6 May, although a few wards are recounting. The latest information about other local council electoral matters is as follows:
Chesterfield borough council: John Haywood of the Labour Party was elected for Brimington South ward on 6 May, gaining the seat from the Liberal Democrats.
High Peak borough council: Janet Carter was elected councillor for New Mills West ward on 6 May, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
Leicester city council: Virginia Cleaver was elected councillor for Eyres Monsell ward on 6 May, retaining the seat for the Labour Party although the previous councillor had been sitting as an Independent.
Suffolk county council: Richard Smith retained the party’s seat in the Aldeburgh and Leiston division at the byelection on 6 May.
Camden borough council: The election of three councillors for the Haverstock ward will take place on Tuesday 25 May after the death of sitting Liberal Democrat councillor Syed Hoque, who was a candidate for re-election.
No updates this week.
Cumbria county council: Val Tarbitt was elected councillor for Longtown Bewcastle division in the byelection on 6 May, retaining the seat for the Conservative Party. There is another vacancy in Aspatria and Wharrels division due to the death of Council leader Jim Buchanan, also a Conservative. Both terms end in 2013.
Chiltern district council: Peter Shepherd was elected councillor for Amersham on the Hill ward on 6 May, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
Hastings borough council: The election of a councillor for Ore ward has been postponed until 17 June after the death of sitting Conservative councillor Roy Tucker who had been nominated for re-election.
Isle of Wight council: Byelection on 27 May in Ryde South ward after the disqualification of non-party councillor Adrian Whittaker, who has been given a suspended jail sentence. Term ends 2013.
Mid Sussex district council: Sue Ng of the Liberal Democrats was elected for Haywards Heath – Heath ward on 6 May, gaining the seat from the Conservatives. Three other byelections saw the Conservatives retain seats, with Robert Salisbury winning Cuckfield ward, Simon McMenemy winning High Weald ward, and Anna Defilippo winning Hurstpierpoint and Downs ward.
Surrey county council: Anthony Samuels was elected for Walton South and Oatlands division on 6 May, retaining the seat for the Conservative Party.
Herefordshire council: Tony Johnson was elected for Hope End ward, and Phill Bettington was elected for Ledbury ward, on 6 May; both councillors held their seats for the Conservative Party.
Stafford borough council: Ann Kelly was elected councillor for Gnosall and Woodseaves ward on 6 May, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
Warwickshire county council: Jeffrey Clarke of the Conservative Party was elected for Nuneaton St Nicholas division, and Clive Rickhards of the Liberal Democrats was elected for Studley division, on 6 May. Both seats were held by their respective parties.
Yorkshire and the Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire council: Fred Smith of the Liberal Democrats was elected for Willerby and Kirk Ella ward on 6 May, gaining the seat from the Conservatives (who failed to nominate a candidate on time).
Ryedale district council: Hugh Spencer of the Liberal Democrats was elected councillor for Norton West ward on 6 May, gaining the seat from an Independent.