Three Rivers: The byelection in Gade Valley ward on 12 January was won by Alex Michaels. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative; as a result the Liberal Democrats have regained an overall majority on the council.
Changes of allegiance
Merton: David Dean, who was elected for the Conservatives in Dundonald ward, has left the party to sit as an ungrouped councillor.
Tower Hamlets: The opposition councillors formerly supportive of Mayor Lutfur Rahman have reorganised into two groups. The Tower Hamlets Independent Group will have nine councillors under the leadership of Oliur Rahman. A new group called ‘People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets’ has been formed by supporters of Rabina Khan and has the allegiance of five councillors. Three others remain Independent and not members of a group.
East Staffordshire: Town ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Karen Haberfield. Term ends 2019.
Flintshire: Caerwys division, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jim Falshaw. His term would have ended in May so there will be no byelection to replace him.
Hampshire: Bedhampton and Leigh Park division, after the resignation of UK Independence Party county councillor Ray Finch (also Member of the European Parliament for South East). As his term was to have ended in May, this move will not cause a byelection.
Hertfordshire: Broadwater division, after the death of Labour county councillor Sherma Batson. With a full council election due in May there will be no byelection.
Isle of Anglesey: Lligwy division, after the resignation of Independent councillor Derlwyn Hughes. As his term would have ended in May, there will be no byelection to replace him.
Norfolk: Lothingland division, after the death of UK Independence Party county councillor Colin Aldred. There will be no byelection due to the full council elections in May.
North Norfolk: Waterside ward, after the disqualification of Conservative councillor Ben Jarvis who failed to attend any meeting of the council in six months. Term ends 2019.
Redcar and Cleveland: Hutton ward, after the resignation of Conservative councillor Valerie Halton. Term ends 2019.