The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Changes of allegiance
Boston: Michael Cooper, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Five Villages ward, has again left the party to sit as a non-aligned councillor. It is noted that Tracey Abbott, who was elected as an Independent in Wyberton ward, has joined the Conservative Party.
Calderdale: Roger Taylor, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Northowram and Shelf ward before being suspended from the party in November, has now joined the Brexit Party.
Norfolk: Freebridge Lynn division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Simon Eyre. His term was due to end in 2021 so no byelection will be held.
Reigate and Banstead: Earlswood and Whitebushes ward, after the resignation of Green Party councillor Sue Fenton. Her term was extended to 2021 so she will not be replaced in a byelection.
Warrington: Birchwood ward, after the death of Labour councillor Pauline Nelson. Her term was extended to 2021 so no byelection will be held.
Dates for byelections
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.
Clackmannanshire: The byelection in Clackmannanshire East ward will be held on 19 November.
Crawley: Following the decision of two Labour councillors to leave the party so that the Conservatives are now the largest group, the Labour leader of the council has invited the Conservatives to move a motion of no confidence at the next meeting on 15 July, to remove any uncertainty about the council leadership. This is in reality a challenge to the defecting councillors who must now either show they still want a Labour leadership, or take responsibility for bringing it down.