Chelmsford borough council: Vacancy 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.
Norwich city council: There are two byelections on Wednesday 19 December. Crome ward will elect a councillor after the resignation of Labour Party councillor and former Lord Mayor Jenny Lay, who is fighting cancer; the term ends in 2014. Nelson ward will elect a replacement after the resignation of Green Party councillor David Rogers, who has denounced his former party; the term ends in 2016.
Sutton borough council: Byelection on 6 December in Stonecot ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Brendan Hudson, who has been elected Chair of NHS Sutton Clinical COmmissioning Board. Term ends 2014.
Wirral borough council: There are two vacancies, both caused by the deaths of sitting councillors. Heswall ward has a seat vacant after the death of Conservative councillor Peter Johnson; the term ends in 2016. Leasowe and Moreton East ward has a seat vacant after the death of Labour councillor Anne McArdle; the term there ends in 2014.
Vale of White Horse district council: Byelection on 6 December for two seats in Sunningwell and Wootton ward, after the resignation of Jane Crossley and the disqualification of Tim Foggin for failure to attend any meetings of the council in six months. Both of the outgoing councillors were Conservatives and both terms end in 2015.
Bristol city council: Amid the many results last week we omitted to note the election of George Ferguson, who stood as an Independent candidate, as executive Mayor of Bristol. He is attempting to form an all-party cabinet; the Labour group on the council, despite concern among the wider party membership, is likely to accept the invitation.
Cornwall council: Byelection on 6 December in Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth division after the death of Conservative councillor Ray Tovey. Term ends next May. There is also a vacancy in Ludgvan division after the resignation of Independent councillor Irene Bailey due to ill health; as her term had less than six months to run, she will not be replaced in a byelection.
South Lanarkshire council: Vacancy 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.