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 17 known by-elections during March and 1 already called in April.  There are a further 27 known vacancies, 26 in England and 1 and Wales, where there is as yet no date although it is probable that many of these will be left vacant until May whilst 2 will cease to be vacancies once the timetable for the May elections becomes operative.

3rd March - 4
Blackpool UA, Bloomfield - Labour resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
East Dorset DC - Conservative resigned - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, LD
Havant BC, Bondfields - Conservative died - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP
Rutland UA, Whissendine - Liberal Democrat resigned - 3 candidates: Con, LD, UKIP

10th March - 2
Cumbria CC, Kendal Strickland & Fell - Liberal Democrat died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Windsor & Maidenhead BC, Maidenhead Riverside - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Ind

17th March - 3Broadland DC, Aylsham - Conservative resigned - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, LD
North Kesteven DC, Ashby Dr La Launde & Cranwell - Conservative died -  3 candidates: Con, LD, Lincolnshire Independent
Redcar & Cleveland UA, Hutton - Conservative died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Ind

24th March - 3Allerdale BC, Dalton - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Green, Ind
Allerdale BC, Moss Bay - Labour died - 3 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP
Kettering BC, St Peters - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green

31st March - 5Caerphilly UA, Moriah - Labour died
Craven DC, Embsay-with-Eastby - Conservative died
Dundee UA, Maryfield - SNP resigned - 8 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, UKIP, Green, TUSac, Ind
Essex CC, Clacton East - Tendring First disqualified
Richmondshire DC, Richmond Central - Liberal Democrat died

7th April - 1
Perth & Kinross UA, Almond & Earn - Independent died

Known vacancies in England - 26Barrow-in-Furness BC, Dalton South - Conservative died 7th January
Cambridgeshire CC, St Neots Eaton Socon & Eynesbury - Independent died 17th January
Castle Point BC, St George's - Conservative died 15th February
Cornwall UA, Menhendiot - Conservative died 8th February
Cornwall UA, Wadebridge West - Conservative resigned 16th February
East Hants DC, Clanfield & Finchdean - Conservative resigned middle of January
East Sussex CC, St Helens & Silverhill - Labour died February 11th
East Yorkshire UA, Pocklington Provincial - Conservative died around 17th February
Forest Heath DC, Brandon West - Conservative resigned in early February but subsequently died 10th February
Gloucestershire CC, Churchdown - Liberal Democrat died February 13th
** Hastings BC, Old Hastings - Labour died February 11th
** Huntingdonshire DC, St Neots Eynesbury - Independent died 17th January
** Knowsley MB, St Bartholomews - Labour died 14th September
** Knowsley MB, Shevington - Labour died 24th September
Lancaster BC, Carnforth & Millhead - Conservative died 12th February
Lancaster BC, John O'Gaunt - Labour died 22nd February
Lancashire CC, Lancaster East - Labour died 22nd February
Melton BC, Egerton - Conservative resigns 13th January
Rutland UA, Greetham - Conservative died 1st February
St Edmundsbury BC, Haverhill North - Conservative died 4th January
Staffordshire CC, Uttoxeter Town - Conservative died 9th February
Suffolk CC, Haverhill Cangle - Conservative died 4th January
Taunton Deane DC, Halcon - Liberal Democrat resigned around 6th January
** Three Rivers DC, South Oxhey - Labour died 30th 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

Known vacancies in Scotland - 0

Known vacancies in Wales - 1
Caerphilly UA, Ynysddu - Labour resigned around 5th January

Vacancies under "6 month" rule - 10
Bolton MB, Hulton - Conservative died 19th January
Bristol UA, St George West - Labour died 30th December
Castle Point BC, Canvey Island East - Independent resigned 24th February 
Colchester BC, Stanway - Liberal Democrat siting as Independent resigned around 12th February
Exeter BC, Pennsylvania - Conservative resigned 25th November
Manchester MB, Charlestown - Labour resigned probably during January
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC, Town - Labour resigned around 14th December
North East Lincolnshire UA, East Marsh - UKIP resigned 30th November
Portsmouth UA, Nelson - Labour sitting as Independent resigned around 10th February
Stockport MB, Cheadle Hulme South - Liberal Democrat died 17th January