Chelmsford: Marconi ward, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Catherine Finnecy who heckled Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson at the party conference over accepting the defection of Phillip Lee MP. Term ends 2023.
Chorley: Chorley North West ward, after the death of veteran Independent councillor Ralph Snape. Term ends 2022.
Moray: Keith and Cullen ward, after the impending resignation of Independent councillor Ron Shepherd. Term ends 2022.
Babergh: A special meeting of the council on Tuesday 22 October has been summoned to consider changing the name of the district. The council, which covers Sudbury, ‘Constable country’ and several small towns, was named after a hundred – a historic division of a county – but finds that no-one knows where it is or is able to pronounce it correctly. The council leader is proposing the name ‘South Suffolk’.