The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Changes of allegiance
Babergh: Trevor Cresswell, who was elected for the Labour Party in Sudbury North West ward, has been excluded from the party after he was nominated as an Independent candidate for Suffolk county council against an official Labour candidate. He is now sitting as an Independent councillor.
Ryedale: The Ryedale First Independents group has split, with three members forming the Independents for Ryedale group. They are Janet Frank (Dales ward, who is now deputy leader of the council), David Cussons (Kirkbymoorside ward), and Eric Hope (Sheriff Hutton ward).
Derbyshire: Staveley division, after the disqualification of Labour councillor Helen Elliott who did not attend any council meetings in six months. There will be no byelection as her term was to have ended in May.
Ryedale: The full council this week approved the new administration which will be led by a Liberal Party councillor and involve the Liberals and the Independents for Ryedale. The Conservatives and Independent Group have assented to the new leadership.