Gloucestershire: Keith Rippington, who was elected in Bisley and Painswick division for the Conservatives but defected to the Liberal Democrats last October, has now left the party to sit as an Independent county councillor.
Lancashire: Mark Perks, who was elected in Clayton with Whittle division as a Conservative but left the party in October and was an unaffiliated councillor, has now joined the Independent group. The same group includes the Green Party councillor.
Aberdeen: The byelection due in Kincorth/Nigg/Cove ward will be held on 14 May.
Cheshire East: The byelection due in Crewe West ward will be held on 23 April.
Copeland: The byelection due in Whitehaven Central ward will be held on 26 March.
Gravesham: The byelection due in Westcourt ward will be held on 16 April.
Leicester: The byelection due in North Evington ward will be held on 16 April.
Newport: The byelection due in Newport division will be held on 16 April.
The elections due to be held on 7 May for councillors, Mayors and Police and Crime Commissioners, are to be postponed for a year because of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The government’s decision was announced on Friday afternoon after the Electoral Commission and the Association of Electoral Administrators wrote urging a delay; the expected peak of the infection coincides with polling day. The delay will need primary legislation, and the effect on byelections and other factors such as local government reorganisation in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire is not yet clear.