The latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:
Bolsover district council: Sandra Peake, candidate of the Labour Party, was elected councillor for Shirebrook South West ward on 25 August. She takes a seat previously held by an Independent councillor.
Essex county council: Byelection on 8 September in Stock division after the disqualification of Lord Hanningfield who was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for false accounting. Originally elected as a Conservative, he was sitting as an Independent. Term ends 2013.
Fenland district council: Byelection on 22 September in Staithe ward after the death in a car accident of former Wisbech Mayor Roger Green, a Conservative councillor. Term ends 2015.
Watford borough council: Byelection on 29 September in Nascot ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Andrew Forrest, who is taking up a new job in Ireland; the term ends in 2015. There is also a vacancy in Vicarage ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Tanveer Taj, who is to study for a Mastersâ€™ degree from September; the term ends in May next year.
Allerdale borough council: Byelection on 1 September in Keswick ward after the resignation of Independent councillor David Robinson, due to ill health. If Labour were to gain this ward they would attain an overall majority. Term ends 2015.
North Yorkshire county council: Impending vacancy in Thornton Dale and The Wolds division due to the resignation of Conservative councillor Ron Haigh, who is moving out of the county to help care for his wife. Term ends 2013.
Gwynedd county council: There are two byelections on 29 September. That in Diffwys and Maenofferen division follows the resignation of Llais Gwynedd councillor Richard Lloyd Jones. That in Penrhyndeudraeth division follows the resignation of Dewi Lewis of Plaid Cymru. Both terms end in May next year.