The latest information about local council electoral matters is as follows:
Derbyshire Dales district council: At the close of nominations for the byelection in Bradwell ward, only one candidate was nominated. Chris Furness has therefore been elected unopposed and there will be no poll on 12 January. Although he fought as an Independent in the same ward in May, he was nominated by the Conservatives and has therefore held the seat for the party.
Harlow borough council: Vacancy in Mark Hall ward after the death of Liberal Democrat councillorÂ Nick Macy who was the sole member of his party remaining on the council. As his term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection for a replacement.
St Albans city and district council: Byelection on 19 January in Batchwood ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Amanda Archer who has taken a politically restricted post. Term ends 2014. Her resignation gives the Conservatives an overall majority of the council. The date of this byelection was erroneously reported last week as 12 January.
Waveney district council: Norman Brooks was elected councillor for Worlingham ward on 19 December, holding the seat for the Conservatives. The result means that the minority Conservative administration in Waveney is likely to continue in office.
South Lakeland district council: Byelection on 9 February in Windermere Town ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Sandra Britton. The term ends in 2015. There is also a vacancy in Ulverston North ward after the death of Conservative councillor and former council leader Colin Hodgson. Term ends May next year.
Adur district council: Vacancy in Eastbrook ward following the disqualification of Liberal Democrat councillor Gavin Ayling, who failed to attend any meetings of the council in six months. The term ends May next year.
Hampshire county council: Vacancy in Winchester Southern Parishes division after the death of Conservative councillor and Vice-Chairman of the council Frederick Allgood who was also a former Mayor of Winchester. Term ends 2013.
Horsham district council: Vacancy in Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham ward after the resignation of council leader Robert Nye, who was a Conservative councillor. Term ends 2015.
Portsmouth city council: Vacancy in Paulsgrove ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Mike Blake. As he resigned within six months of his term ending in May next year, no byelection will be held.
Newport city council: There are two seats vacant. Alway division has a vacancy after the death of veteran Labour councillor Ken Powell. Allt-yr-yn division has a vacancy after the death of veteran Conservative councillor Les Knight. Both terms were due to end in May; no byelection can be called in Allt-yr-yn and although a byelection could be called in Alway, it is expected that the seat will be left vacant.
Pembrokeshire county council: Vacancy in Pembroke Dock Central division after the resignation of Labour group deputy leader Kate Becton, following a conviction for drink driving. As her term was due to end in May, there will be no byelection for a replacement.
Swansea city and county council: Vacancy in Castle division after the death of Labour councillorÂ Barbara Hynes. Although a byelection could be called, the term will end in May and so it is expected that the seat will be left vacant.
Argyll and Bute council: Vacancy in Oban South and The Isles ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Donald McIntosh. As it is less than six months until the end of his term, no byelection can be called.
Renfrewshire council: Vacancy in Renfrew North ward after the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Derek Mackay, now Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire North and West, who has been named as Minister Designate for Local Government and Planning in the Scottish Government. As his term was due to end in May there will be no byelection for a replacement.