Lancaster: The byelection for two seats in University and Scotforth Rural ward on 17 May was won by Amara Betts-Patel and Oliver Robinson. Labour hold both seats, one of which had been vacated by a councillor who defected from Green to Labour. As a result Labour regains its overall majority on the council.
Suffolk Coastal: The byelection in Leiston ward on 17 May was won by Susan Geater. Conservative hold.
East Lindsey: Several councillors have moved groups recently. Independent councillors Sarah Devereux (Alford ward) and Martin Foster (Coningsby and Mareham ward) have joined the Conservative group, as has UK Independence Party councillor Terence Brown (Mablethorpe ward). Carleen Dickinson (Friskney ward) has also left the UK Independence Party but has joined the East Lindsey Independent group.
Powys: Emily Durrant, the Welsh Green Party councillor for Llangors division, has decided to join the Liberal Democrat group on the council for the purposes of council business; she remains a Green Party councillor.
Solihull: Robert Hall, who was elected for the UK Independence Party in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Elmbridge: The Conservatives have taken minority control of the council, after the leader of the previous administration (made up of Residents’ Associations and the Liberal Democrats) accepted he could not carry on.
Hart: Following the election, the council will continue to be run by a coalition of the Liberal Democrats and Community Campaign Hart.
Milton Keynes: A Conservative motion to remove the council’s Labour leader failed at the annual meeting, as the Liberal Democrats opposed it. A minority Labour administration therefore continues to run the council.