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 7 by-elections remaining during January, 21  so far known for February and 1 already called in March.  There are a further 15 known vacancies, 13 in England and 2 in Wales, where there is as yet no date although 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.

21st January - 6
Hertfordshire CC, Bushey North - Conservative died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP
onSt 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 - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, Green, Ind, No Description (former Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hexham West)
Shropshire UA, Oswestry South - Conservative resigned - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green

11th February - 4Bolton MB, Crompton - Labour died
Coventry MB, Lower Stoke - Labour died
Eastleigh BC, West End North - Liberal Democrat died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Hounslow LB, Cranford - Labour died 

18th February - 9
Argyll & Bute UA, Oban North & Lorn - Independent sitting as Argyll First resigned
Broxtowe BC, Greasley - Conservative died
Broxtowe BC, Toton & Chilwell Meadows - Conservative resigned
Cambridgeshire CC, Sutton - Conservative died
Chiltern DC, Amersham Town - Liberal Democrat died
Flintshire UA, New Brighton - Liberal Democrat resigned
Lichfield DC, Chadsmead - Liberal Democrat resigned
Manchester MB, Higher Blackley - Labour resigned
Suffolk CC, Newmarket & Red Lodge - Conservative resigned 

25th February - 4
Dudley MB, Kingswinford North & Wall Heath - Conservative resigned
Dudley MB, St James - Labour died
Richmondshire DC, Catterick - Conservative died
Stratford-on-Avon, Studley with Sambourne  - Conservative resigned

3rd March - 1
Blackpool UA, Bloomfield - Labour resigned

Known vacancies in England - 13Barrow-in-Furness BC, Dalton South - Conservative died 7th January
*** Craven DC, Embsay-with-Eastby - Conservative died around 30th 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
North Kesteven DC, Ashy De La Launde & Catterick - Conservative de 14th January
Rutland UA, Whissendine - Liberal Democrat resigned 6th November
St Edmundsbury BC, Haverhill North - Conservative died 4th January
Suffolk CC, Haverhill Cangle - Conservative died 4th January
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