The latest updates on local electoral information are as follows.
Suffolk: The byelection in Felixstowe Coastal division held on 4 May was won by Seamus Bennett. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
Changes of allegiance
Gloucestershire: Nick Housden, who was elected for the Conservatives in Stonehouse division, has been suspended from the group and is sitting as an Independent county councillor.
Isle of Wight: Michael Lilley, who was elected as an Independent in Ryde Appley and Elmfield division and had been a member of the Alliance Group, has joined the Liberal Democrats. It is also noted that an Empowering Islanders group has been formed by three former Independent members of the Alliance Group (Christopher Jarman of Totland and Colwell division, David Adams of Nettlestone and Seaview division, and John Medland of Freshwater South division) together with formerly Independent Conservative councillor Peter Spink of Freshwater North and Yarmouth division.
Hertsmere: The Labour leader reports progress in negotiating a coallition with the Liberal Democrats; the current Conservative council leader failed to persuade the Liberal Democrats to discuss working together.