Leicestershire county council: Graham Partner (Coalville division), who was elected as a member of the British National Party, has resigned the party whip due to disagreement with the leadership of Nick Griffin. He is now sitting as an Independent councillor, although he retains membership of the BNP.
North West Leicestershire district council: Graham Partner (Hugglescote ward), who was elected as a member of the British National Party, has resigned the party whip due to disagreement with the leadership of Nick Griffin. He is now sitting as an Independent councillor, although he retains membership of the BNP.
Dacorum borough council: Byelection on 26 August in Aldbury and Wigginton ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Mike Edwards who has failed to attend any meeting of the council in six months. Term ends May 2011.
Norwich city council: Byelections on 9 September in 13 separate wards. The disqualified incumbents, who may be defending their seats, are Labour councillors Jenny Lay (Crome ward), Brian Morrey (Catton ward), Mary Cannell (Lakenham ward), Linda Blakeway (Mile Cross ward), Sue Sands (Sewell ward), and James ‘Bert’ Bremner (University ward), Green Party councillors Howard Jago (Mancroft ward), Claire Stephenson (Nelson ward), Janet Bearman (Town Close ward) and Tom Llewellyn (Wensum ward), Liberal Democrats Brian Watkins (Eaton ward) and Joyce Divers (Thorpe Hamlet ward), and Conservative councillor Antony Little (Bowthorpe ward). Winners will have notional terms ending in 2014, dependent on whether planned boundary changes go ahead next year.
Durham county council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the deaths of Labour councillors. That in Brandon ward occurred after the death of Ronnie Rodgers. That in Deneside ward occurred after the death of former council leader Albert Nugent. Both terms end in 2013.
Gateshead borough council: There are two byelections on 23 September. That in Lobley Hill and Bensham ward comes after the death of Labour councillor and former Mayor Frank Donovan and the term ends May 2011. That in Saltwell ward comes after the resignation of Labour councillor Ian Mearns, now Member of Parliament for Gateshead, and the term ends in 2012.
Redcar and Cleveland council: Byelection on 26 August in Brotton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Peter Scott. Term ends May 2011.
Stockton-on-Tees borough council: There are two vacancies. That in Ingleby Barwick East ward is caused by the resignation of Ingleby Barwick Independent Society member Andrew Larkin. That in Mandale and Victoria ward comes after the death of councillor Allison Trainer, who was a member of the Thornaby Independent Association. Both terms end in May 2011.
Liverpool city council: Vacancy in Croxteth ward, after the death of Labour councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor Rose Bailey. There is expected to be a double vacancy election due to the impending resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Phil Moffatt who is moving to Northern Ireland. Terms end 2011 and 2012.
Tameside borough council: Vacancy in Longdendale ward after the death of Labour councillor Roy Oldham, who was leader of the council for 30 years. Term ends 2014. The byelection is likely to be held on 30 September.
West Lancashire borough council: There are two byelections on 2 September, both caused by the deaths of Labour councillors. Doreen Saxon of Skelmersdale South ward died on 28 March, and former Labour group leader Terry Rice of Upholland ward died on 2 June. Both terms end in May 2011.
Exeter city council: There will be byelections for 13 seats on 9 September. Twelve were vacated when the High Court quashed an order extending councillors’ terms. The incumbents, who may stand for re-election, are Liberal Democrats Stella Brock (St. Davidâ€™s ward) and Ben Noble (Duryard ward), and Paul Smith (Alphington ward), Labour councillors Pete Edwards (Whipton Barton ward and group leader), Ian Martin (Mincinglake ward), Lesley Robson (Priory ward) and John Shepherd (Newtown ward), Conservatives Yolonda Henson (Polsloe ward and group leader), Margaret Baldwin (Cowick ward), and Ruth Smith (Pinhoe ward), plus Independent ex-Labour councillor Connel Boyle (Exwick ward) and Liberal councillor Chris Gale (Heavitree ward). The winners of the byelection will have notional terms ending in 2014, dependent on whether planned boundary changes go ahead next year. There will also be a byelection in Topsham ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mark Starling; the term there will end in 2012.
Lichfield district council: John Emery (Chasetown ward), who was elected as Labour before defecting to the Liberal Democrat/Independent Alliance, has recently moved to be a non-aligned Independent councillor.
Sheffield city council: Byelection on 26 August in Woodhouse ward after the death of Labour councillor Marjorie Barker. Term ends 2012. There is also a vacancy in Manor Castle ward after the death of Labour councillor and former council leader Jan Wilson. The term ends in 2014.
Gwynedd county council: There are two vacancies. That in Seiont ward arises from the death of Independent councillor Bob Anderson. That in Bowydd and Rhiw ward arises from the resignation of Llais Gwynedd councillor Dafydd Hughes. Both terms end in 2012.