Lincolnshire county council: Byelection on 2 August in Lincoln East division after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sara Cliff, who was under criticism for her poor attendance record since moving to Cambridgeshire. There is also a vacancy in Nettleham and Saxilby division after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Ray Sellars. Both terms end in 2013.
South Holland district council: There are two byelections on 2 August. The byelection in Fleet ward is caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Shaun Keeble; the byelection in Long Sutton ward arises after the death of veteran Independent councillor Dennis Tennant. Both terms end in 2015.
Breckland district council: There is a byelection on 19 July in Queen’s ward in Attleborough after the resignation of Conservative councillor Simon Rogers, who has moved to Cornwall; there are another two byelections on 26 July. The first is in Harling and Heathlands ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lady Kay Fisher, whose husband has a financial link with the Crown Estate who are putting forward development plans in the district. The second is in Mid Forest ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Bernard English due to ill health. All terms end in 2015.
Tendring district council: Byelection on 16 August in St Bartholomews ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Chris Cowlin, who was sponsored by the Holland Residents’ Association. He was elected only in March but has found that he cannot fulfil all the duties of a councillor. Term ends 2015.
Mole Valley district council: A cabinet has finally been formed for the 2012-13 municipal year. The council had elected Chris Townsend (Independent) as its Leader in May but Townsend’s attempts to form an all-party executive were vetoed by the Liberal Democrats who refused to take seats. Townsend has now appointed a cabinet consisting of Independent and Conservative councillors.
New Forest district council: Byelection in Milford ward on 19 July after the resignation of Conservative councillor Michael Pemberton. Term ends 2015.
Calderdale borough council: Byelection on 19 July in Warley ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Keith Hutson. Term ends in 2015. There is an impending vacancy in Calder ward as another Liberal Democrat councillor, Nader Fekri, is moving to Turkey to join his wife; his term is due to end in 2014.
Isle of Anglesey county council: The two byelections on 12 July resulted in the election of Vaughan Hughes of Plaid Cymru in Llanbedrgoch division, and Independent candidate Alun Mummery in Gwyngyll division. The results mark a Plaid Cymru gain from Independent in Llanbedrgoch, and an Independent gain from Plaid Cymru (who did not nominate a candidate to defend the seat) in Gwyngyll. It is not known whether Alun Mummery will joinÂ the Original Independents group, the Llais i FÃ´n group, or remain unaffiliated.