The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Cumbria: The byelection in Corby and Hayton division held on 26 August was won by Roger Dobson. Liberal Democrat gain from an Independent.
Medway: The byelection in Princes Park ward held on 26 August was won by Robbie Lammas. Conservative hold.
Medway: The byelection in Strood North ward held on 26 August was won by Zoe van Dyke. Labour gain from an Independent Conservative elected for the Conservative Party.
Newport: The byelection in Graig division held on 26 August was won by John Jones. Conservative hold.
Changes of allegiance
Aberdeenshire: Geva Blackett, who was elected for the Scottish National Party in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. She is opposed to its coalition with the Scottish Green Party.
Allerdale: Peter Little, who was elected as an Independent in Maryport South ward and had been a member of the Allerdale Independents group, has been removed from the group after receiving a suspended prison sentence. It is also noted that Will Wilkinson (St Michael’s ward) has left the group.
Cumbria: Sol Wielkopolski, who was elected for the Conservatives in Newbarns and Parkside division but moved to be an Independent non-aligned councillor in July, has now returned to the Conservative whip.