Following local elections in most English local authorities outside London, the latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:
Broxtowe borough council: No party won overall control of the council in the elections. There was an all-party administration in the previous term under a Liberal Democrat leader, but they are now the third largest group. Coalition negotiations are to start soon.
Derby city council: There is no overall majority. The Liberal Democrats agreed in 2010 to support a Conservative minority administration and could continue the deal. Labour, now the largest party, has said it will not do a deal with any other party but would be prepared to take minority control.
Colchester borough council: The council remains in no overall control. It has recently been run by a coalition of Liberal Democrats, Labour and The Highwoods Group.
Essex county council: Tony Durcan, candidate of the Labour Party, was elected councillor for Harlow West division on 5 May. He gained the seat from the Conservatives. There will be a further byelection on 9 June in Chelmsford Central division after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Margaret Hutchon. Term ends 2013.
Hertfordshire county council: Conservative candidate Colin Woodward was elected councillor for Bishops Stortford West division on 5 May, holding the seat for his party.
Corporation of London: There are two byelections on this non-partisan council. Lime Street ward will hold a wardmote on 9 May and polling on 10 May to fill a seat vacated by the resignation of Deputy Christine Cohen; Farringdon Without ward will be holding a wardmote on 10 May and polling on 11 May to fill a seat vacated by the death of Michael Farrow. Both terms end 2013.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: There are two byelections on 9 June, both due to the deaths of Conservative councillors. They are Dr Iain Hanham (husband of former council leader and now Government minister Baroness Hanham) in Brompton ward, and Andrew Dalton in Queenâ€™s Gate ward. Both terms end in 2014.
Wandsworth borough council: Impending vacancy in Thamesfield ward due to the resignation of council leader Edward Lister, who has been appointed Chief of Staff to Boris Johnson and Deputy Mayor for Planning. Term ends 2014.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne city council: Two wards have had their elections postponed from 5 May due to the deaths of candidates. They are Byker (where the sitting councillor is Labour) and Westerhope (where the incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor Neil Hamilton died on polling day).
Stockton-on-Tees borough council: The council again has no party in overall control, but Labour are now the largest party. In the previous term Labour and the Conservatives were in coalition under a Conservative leader.
Allerdale district council: Labour came one seat short of winning majority control of the council. A minority Labour administration is likely although there is local press speculation that a defection may mean a continuation of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Independent alliance which ran the council in the past term.
Cheshire East council: The election in Crewe South division has been postponed to 16 June after the death of Betty Howell, a sitting Liberal Democrat councillor who was seeking re-election.
Chorley borough council: The Conservatives lost overall control of Chorley, but remain the largest party. Labour would need to win the support of the Liberal Democrats and Independent councillors to take control.
Cumbria county council: Ronald Munby, the Conservative Party candidate, was elected in Keswick and Derwent division on 5 May; he gains the seat from the Liberal Democrats.
Eden district council: The council is in no overall control. The previous term saw an agreement between the Conservatives and the Independent Alliance group although the Independent Alliance group are now likely to rejoin the other Independents after the defeat of their group leader.
Pendle borough council: No party has a majority. In the last year there was a coalition of the Conservatives and Labour under a Conservative leader, but the four Labour members resigned from the executive in February in protest at budget cuts.
Reading borough council: Labour has become the largest party, and has as many councillors as the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition which ran the council for the last year.
Surrey county council: Two Conservative candidates retained seats for their party at byelections held on 5 May. Alan Young won Cranleigh and Ewhurst division while Simon Gimson was elected for Shalford division. There is also a byelection on 19 May in St Johns and Brookwood division after the resignation of Elizabeth Compton. All were Conservative councillors and all terms end in 2013.
Cannock Chase district council: The council remains hung, but the previous minority Liberal Democrat administration is unlikely to continue as they are now the smallest of the three parties.
Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council: The election in Seabridge ward has been postponed from May 5 after the death of a candidate. The council remains under no overall control, with Labour now largest single party; however the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition would have an overall majority if it was continued.
Aberdeen city council: Byelection on 19 May in Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone ward after the death of veteran Liberal Democrat councillor Ron Clark. There is also a vacancy in Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee ward after the resignation of Scott Cassie, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat but sitting as an Independent after being charged with fraud. Both terms end 2012.
Highland council: Byelection in Tain and Easter Ross ward on 9 June, after the death of Alan Torrance who was elected as an Independent but had joined the Scottish National Party group. Term ends 2012.