The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Changes of allegiance
Calderdale: Roger Taylor, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Northowram and Shelf ward but then suspended from membership, and who last week announced he was to join the Brexit Party, has been refused membership and will remain an Independent councillor.
Glasgow: Elspeth Kerr, who was elected for the Scottish National Party in Drumchapel/Anniesland ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. Meanwhile Michael Cullen, elected for the Scottish National Party in Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward, has left the party after confirming he is facing criminal charges.
Stoke-on-Trent: Randolph Conteh, who was elected for the City Independents in Penkhull and Stoke ward, has left the group and is now an Independent councillor.
Harlow: Church Langley ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Tony Hall due to ill health. Term ends 2022.
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.
Crawley: The Conservative group has indeed put down a motion of no confidence for the full council on 15 July, seeking to remove the Labour leader due to the party losing its majority by defection. Meanwhile the party leaders are to meet to discuss a coalition.