The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Changes of allegiance
Arun: Three members of the UK Independence Party group have recently left it. Colin Cates (River ward) and Vicky Rhodes (Courtwick with Toddington ward) have joined the Conservative Party, while Derek Ambler (Yapton ward) is now sitting as an Independent. This leaves only one UK Independence Party councillor who is unable to form a group, and is therefore sitting with the Independents.
West Berkshire: The byelection due in Thatcham South and Crookham ward will be held on 8 June.
West Lancashire: The byelection due in Aughton Park ward will be held on 8 June.
York: The byelection due in Hull Road ward will be held on 8 June.
York: The byelection due in Micklegate ward will be held on 8 June.
Ceredigion: The election due on 4 May in Llandyfriog division has been postponed after the death of Neil Flower, who had been nominated as the Liberal Democrat candidate. The seat is held by Plaid Cymru.
Merthyr Tydfil: The election due on 4 May in Cyfarthfa division has been postponed to 8 June after the death of Ieuan Harris, who had been nominated as an Independent candidate. The three seats in the ward are held by two Merthyr Independents and one Labour councillor.