Ashfield: The three remaining Liberal Democrat councillors have all joined the Ashfield Independents group which was formed as a breakaway last month. The new defectors are Helen Smith (Stanton Hill and Teversal ward), Tony Brewer (Skegby ward) and Christian Chapman (Jacksdale ward).
Hertfordshire: Maxine Crawley, who was elected for the Conservatives in St Albans Rural division, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
St Albans: Two Conservative councillors have left the party to sit as Independent councillors within the Independent and Green group. They are Maxine Crawley (Redbourn ward) and Julie Bell (Harpenden North ward).
East Dorset: Aderholt ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor and former council leader Ian Monks, arising from opposition for his preferred option of a merger of councils in Dorset. Term ends 2019.