A list of upcoming council by elections and vacant seats

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

Collated By MiddleEnglander

There are 8 by-elections remaining during January and 12 already called for February with a further 24 known vacancies, 22 in England and 2 in Wales, 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.

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 - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP

4th February - 4East Cambridgeshire DC, Bottisham - Conservative resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP
North West Leicestershire DC, Measham South - Labour resigned - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP
Northumberland UA, Hexham West - Conservative resigned
Shropshire UA, Oswestry South - Conservative resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green

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

18th February -3
Argyll & Bute UA, Oban North & Lorn - Independent sitting as Argyll First resigned
Flintshire UA, New Brighton - Liberal Democrat resigned
Manchester MB, Higher Blackley - Labour resigned

Known vacancies in England - 22Barrow-in-Furness BC, Dalton South - Conservative died 7th January
Blackpool UA, Bloomfield - Labour resigned around 7th January
Broxtowe BC, Greasley - Conservative died around 23rd November
Broxtowe BC, Toton & Chilwell Meadows - Conservative resigned around 6th January
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
** Havant BC, Bondfields - Conservative died 20th December
** Knowsley MB, St Bartholomews - Labour died 14th September
** Knowsley MB, Shevington - Labour died 24th September
Lichfield DC, Chadsmead - Liberal Democrat resigned around 23rd December
Richmondshire DC, Catterick - Conservative died around 6th January
Rutland UA, Whissendine - Liberal Democrat resigned 6th November
St Edmundsbury BC, Haverhill North - Conservative died 4th January
Stratford On Avon  DC, Studley with Sambourne - Conservative resigned around 6th January
Suffolk CC, Haverhill Cangle - Conservative died 4th January
Suffolk CC, Newmarket & Red Lodge - Conservative resigned 19th November
Taunton Deane DC, Halcon - Liberal Democrat resigned around 6th January
* 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 - 2Caerphilly UA, Moriah - Labour disqualified for non-attendance around 4th January
Caerphilly UA, Ynysddu - Labour resigned around 5th January

Vacancies under "6 month" rule - 4
Bristol UA, St George West - Labour died 30th December
Exeter BC, Pennsylvania - Conservative resigned 25th November
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC, Town - Labour resigned around 14th December
North East Lincolnshire UA, East Marsh - UKIP resigned 30th November