Fylde borough council: Byelection on 5 July in Heyhouses ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Peter Wood. Term ends 2015. His resignation removes, at least temporarily, the Conservative overall majority.
Liverpool city council: There are two vacancies. Allerton and Hunts Cross ward has a vacant seat after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Vera Best, who has since died. Riverside ward has a seat vacant due to the disqualification of Joe Anderson, the Labour Party group leader, who was elected Mayor. Both terms end in 2014.
Eastbourne borough council: Byelection in Meads ward on 31 May after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nigel Goodyear, who is to stand (as an Independent candidate) for Police and Crime Commissioner. Term ends 2015.
Elmbridge borough council: The May election in Esher ward has been postponed to 21 June after the death of Bruce King, who had been nominated as a Labour candidate. The seat is held by the Conservatives.
Walsall borough council: The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have formed a coalition to take power in the borough. The coalition does not have a majority but the Independent councillors abstained in the election of leader.
Isle of Anglesey county council: The Local Government Minister has announced that decision-making powers (which were withdrawn to five commissioners in March 2011) will start to be restored to a shadow executive from September. This announcement has prompted several councillors to change between groups. The composition of the council is now 19 Original Independents (including one Conservative and one Liberal Democrat), 7 Plaid Cymru, 5 Labour, 3 Llais i FÃ´n (including one Liberal Democrat), and 4 unaffiliated councillors; the shadow executive comprises the Original Independents, Plaid Cymru and Labour with one of the unaffiliated councillors (Robert Ll. Jones) supporting. There are two vacancies. Llanbedrgoch division is vacant after the resignation of unaffiliated councillor Barrie Durkin who was suspended from the council. Gwyngyll division is vacant after the resignation of John Penri Williams of Plaid Cymru. Both terms end in 2013.
Pembrokeshire county council: The council has a cabinet including Independents and a Labour councillor. Simon Hancock, who was recently elected unopposed for the Labour Party in Neyland East division, has left the party and joined the Independent Plus group because of his opposition to the elected representative contract introduced by constitutional changes in 2011. The composition of the council is now 32 Independent Plus, 8 Labour, 5 Plaid Cymru, 2 Conservative, 1 Liberal Democrat, and 12 unaffiliated.