Merton borough council: Following the recent split in the Conservative group, the two councillors who have defected to the UK Independence Party (Richard Hilton of Lower Morden ward and Suzanne Evans of Hillside ward) have joined with their three Independent colleagues Linda Scott and Rod Scott (both Raynes Park ward) and Chris Edge (Dundonald ward) to form the Merton Coalition group. Richard Chellew (Village ward), who also left the Conservative group, has not joined the Merton Coalition group.
South Tyneside borough council: There are two byelections on 27 June. Cleadon and East Boldon ward will elect a new councillor after the death of UK Independence Party councillor David Potts, who was elected as a Conservative. Primrose ward will elect a successor to Labour councillor Emma Lewell-Buck, who resigned on election as Member of Parliament for South Shields. Both terms end in 2014.
Allerdale borough council: Byelection on 20 June in Boltons ward after the death of Independent councillor and former Mayor Joe Mumberson. Term ends 2015. His loss means that Labour has an overall majority on the council.
Carlisle city council: Vacancy in Yewdale ward after the death of the Leader of the Council, Professor Joe Hendry, who was a Labour councillor. Term ends 2015.
St Helens borough council: Vacancy in Billinge and Seneley Green ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Alison Bacon. Term ends 2016.
Southampton city council: Byelection on 13 June in Woolston ward after the resignation of Labour councillor and former council leader Richard Williams, following an inquiry into the reasons why a cabinet member’s resignation was wrongly ascribed to ill health. Term ends 2016.
Plymouth city council: Byelection on 27 June in Southway ward after the disqualication of Conservative councillor Tom Browne, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. Term ends 2014.
Lichfield district council: Doug Pullen was elected councillor for Fazeley ward on 30 May, regaining for the Conservatives a seat previously held by the party after the outgoing councillor was suspended from the group.
Worcestershire county council: Byelection on 27 June in Stourport division after the resignation of UK Independence Party councillor Eric Kitson, following publicity over his comments on facebook. Term ends 2017.