The latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:
Gedling borough council: Andrew Ellwood was elected councillor for Phoenix ward on 15 September, regaining the seat he held between 2007 and this May. He gains for the Liberal Democrats a seat previously held by Labour.
Lincolnshire county council: Byelection on 13 October in Sleaford West and Leasingham division after the death of the Deputy Leader of the council, Barry Singleton, who was a Conservative councillor. Term ends 2013.
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 will then be a byelection on 6 October 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.
Bromley borough council: Byelection on 20 October in Shortlands ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor and last yearâ€™s Mayor, George Taylor. Term ends 2014.
Bradford city council: Vacancy in Great Horton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Rev Paul Flowers. Term ends May next year.
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.