Oxfordshire: Dr Suzanne Bartington, who was elected for the Conservatives in Witney North and East division, has left the party to sit as a non-grouped Independent.
Oxfordshire: Jeannette Matelot, who was elected for the Conservatives in Thame and Chinnor division, has left the party to sit as a non-grouped Independent.
Redcar and Cleveland: Several members of the Conservative group have formed a new Cleveland Independent Group, but the allegiance of individual councillors appears to be in dispute. It seems likely that four have joined and two remain (Craig and Lee Holmes, both Skelton West ward). Meanwhile Craig Hannaway, elected for Labour in Saltburn ward, has left the party over the selection of a candidate for Hartlepool.
West Suffolk: Southgate ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Ann Williamson. Term ends 2023.
West Suffolk: Whepstead and Wickhambrook ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mary Evans. Term ends 2023.
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. The Cabinet Office has confirmed that local elections teams should not plan on this date being brought forward. Regulations in Wales require outstanding byelections to be held in a period between 1 March and 6 May 2021.
Rhondda Cynon Taf: The byelection due in Llantwit Fardre division will be held on 6 May.
Rhondda Cynon Taf: The byelection due in Penrhiwceiber division will be held on 6 May.
Liverpool: The Secretary of State announced on Wednesday that having received an inspection report of the City Council, he is proposing to appoint Commissioners to assist in the running of some areas of the council.