Hartlepool: A new Hartlepool People group has been formed by Paddy Brown (Jesmond ward) and Dave Hunter (Burn Valley ward). Both were originally elected for Labour but left the party in late 2020 and had been sitting as Independents. In addition Tony Richardson (Fens and Rossmere ward), originally elected for Putting Hartlepool First, then an Independent, has joined the Veterans and People’s Party.
Westminster: Churchill ward, after the resignatioon of Labour councillor Andrea Mann. 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. 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.
Flintshire: The byelection due in Gwernymynydd division will be held on 6 May.
Newport: The byelection due in Victoria ward will be held on 6 May.
Stirling: The byelection due in Forth and Endrick ward will be held on 6 May.
Swansea: The byelection due in Llansamlet division will be held on 6 May.