A list of upcoming council by elections and vacant seats

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Collated by MiddleEnglander

There are 6 by-elections in the last week of October. So far there are 21 identified during November, including one for 2 seats in Scotland, together with 3 already called in December. In addition there are another 13 known vacancies, 12 in England and 1 in Scotland, where there is as yet no date. 

At the moment 26 of the total 136 seats already contested and current vacancies occurring since the general election are as a result of the sitting councillor resigning as they are now MPs.

29th October - 6
Barrow-in-Furness BC, Risedale - Labour resigned - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP
Brentwood BC, Shenfield - Liberal Democrat resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Cheshire East UA, Congleton East - Conservative died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP
Chorley BC, Euxton North - Labour disqualified for non-attendance - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP
Peterborough UA, West - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Wealden DC, Hellingly - Conservative resigned - 3 candidates: Con, LD, Ind

5th November - 2 for 3 seats
Aberdeenshire UA, Huntly, Strathbogie & Howe of Alford - SNP died and Liberal Democrat resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, Libertarian
Torbay UA, Clifton with Maidenway - Liberal Democrat died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green

12th November - 4
Bridgend UA, Ogmore Vale - Independent resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, Ind
Conwy UA, Eglwysbach - Plaid Cymru resigned - 2 candidates: Con, Plaid Cymru
Dorset CC, Rodwell - Labour resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Shropshire UA, Belle Vue - Labour resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green

19th November - 6
Carmarthen UA, Kidwelly - Labour died
Gwynedd UA, Dewi - Plaid Cymru resigned
Gwynedd UA, Llanaelhaern - Llais Gwynedd resigned
Norfolk CC, South Smallburgh - Liberal Democrat resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Norfolk CC, Watton - UKIP resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, Green, Ind
Surrey CC, Epsom West - Liberal Democrat resigned

26th November - 9
Ashfield DC, Selston - Selston Parish Independent resigned
Fife UA, Dunfermline North - SNP resigned
Fife UA, Rosyth - SNP resigned (now MP for Dunfermline & West Fife)
Gwynedd UA, Pwllheli South - Llais Gwynedd died
Lancaster DC, Carnforth & Millhead - Conservative died
Newport UA, Bettws - Independent resigned
Nottinghamshire CC, Selston - Selston Area Independent resigned
Rochford DC, Rochford - Conservative died
Wiltshire UA, St Edmund & Milford - Liberal Democrat resigned

3rd December - 1
Malvern Hills DC, Teme Valley - Conservative died

10th December - 1
Fylde BC, Clifton - Conservative resigned
South Lanarkshire, Blantyre - Labour died

Known vacancies in England - 12
Aylesbury Vale DC, Grendon Underwood & Brill - Conservative died 11th October
Bolton MB, Crompton - Labour died 9th October
Cornwall UA, Launceston Central - Liberal Democrat sitting as an Independent resigned around 7th October
Coventry MB, Lower Stoke - Labour died 14th October
Guildford BC, Ash South & Tongham - Conservative resigned around 19th October
Harborough DC, Market Harborough Logan - Liberal Democrat died 2nd October
Newham, Boleyn - Labour died 13th October
Shropshire UA, Meole - Conservative resigned 7th October
Spelthorne BC, Shepperton Town - Conservative died 5th October
St Helens MB, Thatto Heath - Labour died 16th September
Welwyn & Hatfield BC, Northaw & Cuffley - Conservative died 14th September
Wolverhampton MB, Bilston East - Labour died around 6th October

Known vacancies in Scotland - 1
South Lanarkshire UA, Hamilton North & East - SNP died 21st October

Known vacancies in Wales - 0

Potential vacancies under "6 month" rule
North East Lincolnshire UA, East Marsh - UKIP impending resignation on 30th November