Here is the state of play with forthcoming byelections.
14 December (a Friday poll)
There are known to be Conservative vacancies in Borehamwood Hillside ward, Hertsmere borough council, following a resignation, in Copnor ward, Portsmouth city council, following the death of Alan Langford, in Harpenden South West division, Hertfordshire county council after the death of Iris Tarry, in Hexham Gilesgate ward, Tynedale district council following the death of Barry Pickering, in Hockley West ward, Rochford district council, following the disqualification of Liv Hungate for failing to attend any meetings in six months, in Marlow North and West ward, Wycombe district council, following the resignation of Tony Dunn who has taken a politically restricted post, in St Mary’s ward, Adur district council following the death of Mike Howard, in Upavon ward, Kennet district council, following the death of Dominic Campbell, and in both Thornton Cleveleys division of Lancashire county council and Victoria ward of Wyre borough council after the death of Keith Tebbs who sat on both councils.
Labour seats are vacant in Bedwell division of Hertfordshire county council, after the death of Tanis Kent, in Butt Lane ward, Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council, caused by the death of Mavis Lench, in Holmewood and Heath ward, North East Derbyshire district council, following the death of Terry Fisher, in Lawford and New Bilton division, Warwickshire county council, following the death of Bryan Levy, in Tulketh ward, Preston city council after the death of Jean Al-Seraj, and in Walkden South ward, Salford city council, following the resignation of Stan Witkowski.
The Liberal Democrats have vacancies in Newton ward, Sandwell borough council, following the death of former group leader Martyn Smith, in Slideslow ward, Bromsgrove district council, caused by the death of Gordon Selway, and in Trowbridge East division, Wiltshire county council, caused by the death of Grace Hill.