The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:
Derbyshire county council: Vacancy in Buxton West division after the disqualification of Conservative county councillor Robin Baldry, who has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft of subsistence allowances. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
Chelmsford city council: Vacancy in Broomfield and The Walthams ward after the death of the longest serving councillor, Delmas Ashford. Ashford was an Independent councillor for most of his career, except for 1999-2011 when he was a Conservative. Term ends 2015.
Norfolk county council: Vacancy in North Coast division after the resignation of Stephen Bett, who has been elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk. He was elected as a Conservative but was sitting as an Independent at the time of his resignation. No byelection can be held because full council elections are due in May. Meanwhile Jon Herbert, who was elected for the Conservatives in Forehoe division, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor; he intends to oppose the incumbent council leader who has been selected to stand in the division in the full council elections in May.
Norwich city council: In the two byelections on 19 December, Marion Maxwell, candidate of the Labour Party, was elected councillor for Crome ward, and Andrew Boswell, candidate of the Green Party, was elected councillor for Nelson ward. Each retained a seat previously held by their party.
Wirral borough council: There are two byelections on 17 January 2013. The poll in Leasowe and Moreton East ward follows the death of Labour councillor Anne McArdle; term ends in 2014. The poll in Heswall ward follows the death of Conservative councillor Peter Johnson; the term there ends in 2016.
Kent county council: Bryan Sweetland was elected county councillor for Gravesham Rural division on 20 December, retaining the seat for the Conservative Party. He was county councillor for Gravesham East division immediately before the election but has now resigned that seat; as there is less than six months before the full council election, it will remain vacant.
Spelthorne borough council: Bernie Spoor was elected councillor for Sunbury Common ward on 19 December. He wins for the Liberal Democrats a seat which had previously been held by that party, although the outgoing councillor had been sitting as an Independent at the time of his resignation.
Cornwall council: Vacancy in Ludgvan division after the resignation of Independent councillor Irene Bailey due to ill health; as her term had less than six months to run, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
Sedgmoor district council: Byelection on 24 January in Highbridge and Burnham Marine ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Joe Leach, who has taken a politically restricted post. Term ends 2015.
Moray council: Byelection on 7 March 2013 in Heldon and Laich ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Carolle Ralph, who has stepped down after becoming the victim of a hate-mail campaign. Term ends 2017.
South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 14 February in Rutherglen South ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Anne Higgins. Term ends 2017. Her death means that Labour now has exactly half of the seats and would gain overall control of the council if a Labour councillor was elected in the byelection.