Somerset: Dean Ruddle, who was elected as a Conservative in Somerton division but left the party group in March 2019, has joined the Liberal Democrats. As a result the Somerset Independent Group he had been a member of has ceased to exist so Neil Bloomfield (Martock division) is now non-aligned.
In England, all current vacancies which do not fill a term ending in 2021 will be held on 6 May 2021, the ordinary day for local elections. In Wales, all byelections will be held in a period between 1 February and 16 April 2021.
West Lothian: The byelection due in Livingston South ward will be held on 1 October.
Northamptonshire: There is some pressure from the Chief Executive of the current county council for a delay in local government reorganisation. Two shadow unitary councils are due to be set up next month, and to take over from the existing districts and county council in April next year, but concentrating on the response to the Coronavirus pandemic has led to fears that pressing ahead would not be safe.