The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Gedling: The byelection in Cavendish ward held on 6 January was won by Andrew Dunkin. Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.
Changes of allegiance
Bury: Gareth Staples-Jones, who was elected for Radcliffe First in Radcliffe West ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Cornwall: Peter La Broy, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in Bude division, has left the party to join the Independent group.
Herefordshire: It is noted that the Herefordshire Independent and It’s Our County groups, who form the ruling coalition, have formed a united Independents for Herefordshire group on the council.
Maidstone: Nick de Wiggondene-Sheppard, who was elected for the Conservatives in Detling and Thurnham ward but left to join the Liberal Democrats in October 2020, has now left the Liberal Democrats to sit as an Independent councillor.
South Somerset: Crispin Raikes, who was elected for the Liberal Democrats in South Petherton ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Powys: Gwernyfed division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor James Evans, now Member of the Senedd for Brecon and Radnorshire. His term would have ended in May so he will not be replaced.
Spelthorne: Stanwell North ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jim McIlroy. Term ends 2023.
Trafford: Bowdon ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Karen Barclay. Her term was due to end in May so no byelection will ensue.
Dates for byelections
Eastleigh: The byelection due in Eastleigh Central ward will be held on 10 February.