The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:
Derbyshire county council: Vacancy in Buxton West division after the disqualification of Conservative county councillor Robin Baldry, who has beenÂ given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft of subsistence allowances. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
Chelmsford city council: Byelection on Tuesday 19 February in Broomfield and The Walthams ward after the death of the longest serving councillor, Delmas Ashford. Ashford was an Independent councillor for most of his career, except for 1999-2011 when he was a Conservative. Term ends 2015.
Norfolk county council: Vacancy in North Coast division after the resignation of Stephen Bett, who has been elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk. He was elected as a Conservative but was sitting as an Independent at the time of his resignation. No byelection can be held because full council elections are due in May.
City of London Corporation: Vacancy in Dowgate ward following the resignation of Common Councilman Robin Sherlock, Deputy for the ward since 2002. As full council elections are due in March, he will not be replaced in a byelection.
Islington borough council: Vacancy in Junction ward after the resignation of Arthur Graves, who was elected as a Liberal Democrat but had resigned the whip in April 2012. He is emigrating to Australia. Term ends 2014.
Kent county council: Adrian Crowther, who was elected for the Conservatives in Sheppey division, has joined the UK Independence Party. There is a vacancy in Gravesham East division following the resignation of Conservative councillor Bryan Sweetland, who was elected county councillor for Gravesham Rural division on 20 December 2012. The Gravesham East division will not be filled in a byelection as the full council election is less than six months away.
Lewes district council: Donna Edmunds, who was elected for the Conservatives in Barcombe and Hamsey ward, has joined the UK Independence Party. Her move has cut the Conservatives’ overall majority on the council to one.
Wycombe borough council: Vacancy in Disraeli ward after the resignation of Labour councillor and outgoing group leader Victoria Groulef, who has been selected as Parliamentary candidate for Reading West. Term ends 2015.
Cornwall council: There are two vacancies. Ludgvan division is vacant after the resignation of Independent councillor Irene Bailey due to ill health; Rame division is vacant after the resignation of Conservative councillor George Trubody, due to his non-council career. As there are full council elections due in May, there will not be byelections for replacements.
Purbeck district council: The new ward boundaries to be used from 2015 have been enacted. They will be used because Purbeck is moving over to electing the whole council simultaneously instead of electing a third of the council in three successive years as it has done up to now.
Sedgemoor district council: Helen Groves, candidate of the Liberal Democrats, was elected councillor for Highbridge and Burnham Marine ward on 24 February. She retained the seat for her party.
Staffordshire county council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the deaths of Conservative councillors. Perton division is vacant after the death David Billson, while Stonydelph division is vacant after the death of Brian Beale. Neither seat will have a byelection as the full council elections are due in May.
East Riding of Yorkshire council: Impending vacancy in Howdenshire ward due to the resignation (with effect from the end of March) of Conservative councillor Paul Robinson, who has been appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside. Term ends 2015.
Hambleton district council: Vacancy in Whitestonecliffe ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Nigel Clack. Term ends 2015.
Wakefield council: Byelection on 21 February in Castleford Central and Glasshoughton ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Mark Burns-Williamson, now Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. Term ends 2016.
Denbighshire county council: A hearing in the High Court on Wednesday allowed an election petition by Paul Penlington (Labour) against the election of Allan Pennington (Conservative) as councillor for Prestatyn North division in the full council elections of May 2012. The counting staff had counted ballots with votes for all three of the Labour candidates, and mistakenly tallied them for Pennington instead of Penlington. The judgment that Pennington’s election was undue and Penlington was duly elected will take effect on Wednesday 30 January.
Moray council: Byelection on 7 March 2013 in Heldon and Laich ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Carolle Ralph, who has stepped down after becoming the victim of a hate-mail campaign. Term ends 2017.
South Lanarkshire council: Byelection on 14 February in Rutherglen South ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Anne Higgins. Term ends 2017. Her death means that Labour now has exactly half of the seats and would gain overall control of the council if a Labour councillor was elected in the byelection.