A list of upcoming council by elections and vacant seats

Link also to >>> Council Election results June 2015 - April 2016

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There are now 9 by-elections called for January and 8 already during February with a further 14 known vacancies, all in England, where there is as yet no date. It is probable that some of these will be left vacant until May when they will be filled by either "double" elections or following re-warding.

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 - 4 candidates: Con, LD, Green, Christian Peoples

21st January - 6
Hertfordshire CC, Bushey North - Conservative died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP
St Helens MB, Thatto Heath - Labour died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Green
South Lanarkshire UA, Hamilton North & East - SNP died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, Green
Southwark LB, Faraday - Labour resigned - 7 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, All People, Ind
Thanet DC, Newington - UKIP resigned -7 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, 2 Ind 
Wealden DC, Crowborough East  - Conservative died - 3 Candidates: Con, Lab, LD

28th January - 1Stockton-On-Tees UA, Parkfield & Oxbridge - Labour resigned

4th February - 4East Cambridgeshire DC, Bottisham - Conservative resigned
North West Leicestershire DC, Measham South - Labour resigned
Northumberland UA, Hexham West - Conservative resigned
Shropshire UA, Oswestry South - Conservative resigned

11th February - 4Bolton MB, Crompton - Labour died
Chiltern DC, Amersham Town - Liberal Democrat died
Coventry MB, Lower Stoke - Labour died
Hounslow LB, Cranford - Labour died

Known vacancies in England - 14
Broxtowe BC, Greasley - Conservative died around 23rd November
Cambridgeshire CC, Sutton - Conservative died 19th December 
*** Craven DC, Embsay-with-Eastby - Conservative died around 30th November
** Dudley MB, Kingswinford North & Wall Heath - Conservative resigned around 23rd December
** Dudley MB, St James - Labour died 11th November
East Dorset DC, Alderholt- Conservative resigned around 15th December
** Eastleigh BC, West End North - Liberal Democrat died around 9th November
** Havant BC, Bondfields - Conservative died 20th December
** Knowsley MB, St Bartholomews - Labour died 14th September
** Knowsley MB, Shevington - Labour died 24th September
Rutland UA, Whissendine - Liberal Democrat resigned 6th November
Suffolk CC, Newmarket & Red Lodge - Conservative resigned 19th November
* Welwyn & Hatfield BC, Northaw & Cuffley - Conservative died 14th September
* Wolverhampton MB, Bilston East - Labour died around 6th October

* seat to be contested again in May
** ward to be contested in May, potential "double" election
*** Council elections in May but not this ward

Known vacancies in Scotland - 0

Known vacancies in Wales - 0

Vacancies under "6 month" rule - 3
Exeter BC, Pennsylvania - Conservative resigned 25th November
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC, Town - Labour resigned around 14th December
North East Lincolnshire, East Marsh - UKIP resigned 30th November