Ryedale: Lindsay Burr, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Malton ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. Meanwhile Shane Collinson (Ryedale South West ward) has left the Conservative group, to sit as an ungrouped councillor.
South Holland: Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward, after the death of Conservative councillor Amanda Puttick. As her term would have ended in May, she will not be replaced before the full council elections.
Stoke-on-Trent: Birches Head and Central Forest Park ward, after the sudden death of City Independent councillor Paul Breeze. His term was due to end in May so there will be no byelection.
Fife: The byelection due in Glenrothes West and Kinglassie ward will be held on 26 March.
Vale of Glamorgan: The byelection due in Llantwit Major division will be held on 26 March.
Redcar and Cleveland: Following the mass defection of councillors and Labour’s loss of control last week, a full council meeting this week voted to remove George Dunning as council leader. The cabinet will now be formed by the Independent group and the Liberal Democrats. It should be noted that the former Labour councillors are designated as ‘Independent’ but are not part of the Independent group.