Stoke-on-Trent: The byelection in Penkhull and Stoke ward held on 1 July was won by Dean Richardson. Conservative gain from an Independent elected as a City Independent. As a result the Conservatives now have half of the total councillors.
Changes of allegiance
Darlington: Sajna Ali, who was elected for the Labour Party in Northgate ward, has joined the Conservative Party. Also Lynn Paley, who was elected for the Labour Party in Harrowgate Hill ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Portsmouth: Linda Symes, who was elected for the Conservatives in Eastney and Craneswater ward, but was suspended from the party in June 2020 and had been sitting as an Independent, has now been readmitted to the whip.