A list of upcoming council by elections and vacant seats

Collated by MiddleEnglander

There is just 1 by-election in in the last week of August. So far there are 17 during September including a "double" election together with another 10 in October, 7 of which are in Scotland. In addition there are a further 10 known or impending vacancies, all but 2 in England. Currently 24 of the total 87 contests and vacancies occuring since the general election are as a result of the resignations of the sitting councillors as they are now MPs.

27th August - 1
Barnsley MB, Dearne North - Labour died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, TUSAC, Yorkshire 1st

3rd September - 1
Caerphilly UA, Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen - Labour died - 6 candidates: Con, Lab, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, 2 x Ind

10th September - 6 for 7 seats
Edinburgh UA, Leith Walk - SNP resigned (now MP for Edinburgh North & Leith) and Green resigned 
- 10 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, UKIP, Green, Left Unity,  Libertarian, Socialist, Independent 
Maidstone BC, Fant - Conservative died - 6 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, Ind
Midlothian UA, Midlothian West - SNP resigned (now MP for Midlothian) - 6 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, Green, No Description
Sandwell MB, Blackheath - Labour died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Green
Thurrock UA, West Thurrock & South Stifford - Labour resigned - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP
Tunbridge Wells BC, Southborough North - Consevative died - 3 candidates: Con, LD, UKIP

17th September - 5
Haringey LB, Noel Park - Labour resigned, subsequently died - 6 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, TUSAC
Haringey LB, Woodside - Labour died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Richmondshire DC, Richmond East - Conservative resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Richmondshire Independent
South Ayrshire UA, Ayr East - SNP resigned (now MP for Ayr Carrick & Cumnock) - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, SNP, Green, Ind
South Cambridgeshire DC, Bourn - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab., LD, UKIP, Green

24th September -5
Derbyshire CC, Derwent Valley - Conservative died
Norfolk CC, Lodden - Conservative died
South Norfolk DC, Chedgrave & Thurton - Conservative died
Wakefield MB, Pontefract North - Labour resigned (now MP for Dewsbury)
Wyre Forest DC, Blakebtook & South Habberley - Conservative resigned

1st October - 7
Aberdeen UA, George Street / Harbour - SNP resigned
Aberdeen UA, Midstocket / Rosemount - Conservative sitting as Non Aligned resigned
East Ayrshire UA, Irvine Valley - SNP resigned (now MP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun)
Fife UA, Glenrothes West & Kinglassie - SNP resigned (now MP for Glenrothes)
Moray UA, Heldon & Laich - Independent resigned
Stirling UA, Stirling East - SNP resigned (now MP for Stirling)
Westlothian UA, Linlithgow - SNP resigned (now MP for Linlith & Falkirk East)

8th October - 3
Highland UA, Aird & Loch Ness - SNP resigned (now MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey)
Woking BC, Goldsworth East
Woking BC, Goldsworth West

Known vacancies in England - 8
Cambridgeshire CC, Chatteris - UKIP died 13th August
Cherwell DC, Banbury Grimsbury & Castle - Conservative died 3rd August
Cheshire East UA, Congleton East - Conservative died 31st July
Colchester BC, Dedham & Langham - Conservative disqualified on 15th June
Peterborough UA, West - Conservative resigned around 10th April
South Oxfordshire DC, Sandford & The Wittenhams - Conservative resigned 28th July
South Staffordhire DC, Essington - Independent reportedly resigning
Westminster LB, Bryanston & Dorset Square - Conservative died around 12th July

Known vacancies in Scotland - 1
Western Isles UA, West Side & Ness - Independent died 31st July

Known vacancies in Wales - 1
Cardiff UA, Riverside - Labour resigned around 16th August