Herefordshire: The byelection in Golden Valley South ward held on 26 October was won by Matthew Engel (the well-known cricket journalist). Independent hold; he is likely to join the Independents for Herefordshire group.
Lancashire: The byelection in Burnley Central West division held on 26 October was won by Scott Cunliffe. Green Party hold.
Pendle: Naeem Ashraf (Brierfield East and Clover Hill ward) and Yasser Iqbal (Brierfield West and Reedley ward), who were elected for the Labour Party, have left the party to sit as Independent councillors, over the party’s stance on the Middle East conflict. As a result the Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition administration no longer has a majority.
Sheffield: The seven former Labour councillors who resigned the whip earlier this month have now formed the Sheffield Community Councillors Group. They have now been joined by Paul Wood (Woodhouse ward).
South Lanarkshire: Mark Horsham, who was elected for the Scottish National Party in Clydesdale South ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor. He is the husband of Lisa Cameron MP, who recently moved from the Scottish National Party to the Conservatives.