The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:
East of England
Central Bedfordshire council: Kevin Collins was elected councillor for Caddington ward on 28 November, holding the seat for the Conservatives.
Chelmsford city council: Byelection on 5 December in South Woodham Elmwood and Woodville ward after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Maureen Moulds, who did not attend any meetings of the council in six months. Term ends 2015.
Southend on Sea council: Byelection on 23 January 2014 in West Leigh ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Gwen Horrigan due to ill health. Term ends 2015. The Conservatives would lose their overall majority if they do not retain the seat.
Lambeth borough council: Paul Gadsby was elected councillor for Vassall ward on 28 November. He holds the seat for the Labour Party, although the previous councillor had not always retained the Labour whip on the council.
South Bucks district council: Byelection on 12 December in Iver Village and Richings Park ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Oxley, who was the only member of his party on the council. Term ends 2015.
Wiltshire council: Vacancy in Ethandune division after the death of Conservative councillor Linda Conley, who was portfolio holder for waste. Term ends 2017.
Lichfield district council: Vacancy in Chadsmead ward after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Michael Fryers, who failed to attend any meeting of the council in six months. Term ends 2015.
Richmondshire district council: Byelection on 12 December in Hornby Castle ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Lin Clarkson, who was elected in a byelection in May 2012. Term ends 2015.
Highland council: Retired Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss was elected councillor for Landward Caithness ward on 28 November. He stood as an Independent candidate and wins a seat previously held by the Scottish National Party. There will then be a byelection on 19 December in Black Isle ward after the death of Independent councillor Billy Barclay. Both terms end in 2017.
Moray council: Byelection on 30 January 2014 in Buckie ward after the resignation of Independent councillor Anne McKay. Term ends 2017. The current Independent and Conservative administration would lose its overall majority if the new councillor does not support it.