A list of upcoming council by elections and vacant seats

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There are 7 by-elections during the rest of December.

15th December - 1
Spelthorne BC, Shepperton Town - Conservative died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green

16th December - 1
Conwy UA, Gogarth - Conservative resigned (now AM) - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Plaid Cymru, Ind

17th December - 4
Brent LB, Kensal Green - Labour died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
East Herts DC, Hertford Heath - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, No Description
Ryedale DC, Derwent - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Liberal, Yorkshire First, Ind, No Description
Worcestershire CC, Stourport-on-Severn - Health Concern died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Green, Health Concern

23rd December - 1
Aylesbury Vale DC, Grendon Underwood & Brill - Conservative died - 3 candidates: Con, LD, UKIP

There are now 5 by-elections called for January and 2 in February with a further 16 known vacancies, all in England, where there is as yet no date.

7th January - 1
Carlisle BC, Botcherby - Labour died - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, Ind

14th January - 1
Cornwall UA, Launceston Central - Liberal Democrat sitting as Independent resigned

21st January - 3
Hertfordshire CC, Bushey North - Conservative died
South Lanarkshire UA, Hamilton North & East - SNP died
Southwark LB, Faraday - Labour resigned

11th February - 2
Chiltern DC, Amersham Town - Liberal Democrat resigned
Shropshire UA, Oswestry South (probably) - Conservative resigned

Known vacancies in England - 16
Bolton MB, Crompton - Labour died 9th October
Broxtowe BC, Greasley - Conservative died around 23rd November
Coventry MB, Lower Stoke - Labour died 14th October
Craven DC, Embsay-with-Eastby - Conservative died around 30th November
Dudley MB, St James - Labour died 11th November
East Cambridgeshire DC, Bottisham - Conservative resigned around 7th December
Eastleigh BC, West End North - Liberal Democrat died around 9th November
Hounslow LB, Canford - Labour died 15th November
North West Leicestershire DC, Measham South - Labour resigned around 4th December
Northumberland UA, Hexham West - Conservative resigned around 10th December 
Rutland UA, Whissendine - Liberal Democrat resigned 6th November
St Helens MB, Thatto Heath - Labour died 16th September
Suffolk CC, Newmarket & Red Lodge - Conservative resigned 19th November
Thanet DC, Newington - UKIP resigned around 25th November
Welwyn & Hatfield BC, Northaw & Cuffley - Conservative died 14th September
Wolverhampton MB, Bilston East - Labour died around 6th November

Known vacancies in Scotland - 0

Known vacancies in Wales - 0

Vacancies under "6 month" rule - 2
Exeter BC, Pennsylvania - Conservative resigned 25th November
North East Lincolnshire, East Marsh - UKIP resigned 30th November