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 March and 6 called in April.  
Whilst it is possible more could be identified in April, it is considered likely that all the other vacancies outstanding will now be filled on 5th May at the earliest.

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 - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, 2 x Ind
Craven DC, Embsay-with-Eastby - Conservative died - 2 candidates:  Con, Ind
Dundee UA, Maryfield - SNP resigned - 8 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, UKIP, Green, TUSAC, Ind
Essex CC, Clacton East - Tendring First disqualified - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Holland-on-Sea Residents
Richmondshire DC, Richmond Central - Liberal Democrat died - 4 candidates: Con, LD, Green, Richmondshire Independent

7th April - 3Caerphilly UA, Ynysddu - Labour resigned - 4 candidates: Lab, LD, Plaid Cymru, UKIP
East Riding of Yorkshire, Pocklington Provincial - 4 candidates: Con, Lab, UKIP, Ind
Perth & Kinross UA, Almond & Earn - Independent died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, SNP, UKIP

14th April - 3
Cornwall UA, Menhendiot - Conservative died - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green
Cornwall UA, Wadebridge West - Conservative resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, Green, Ind
Taunton Deane DC, Halcon - Liberal Democrat resigned - 5 candidates: Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green

Vacancies under "6 month" rule - 14Basildon BC, Lee Chapel North - UKIP resigned early February
Bolton MB, Hulton - Conservative died 19th January
Bristol UA, St George West - Labour died 30th December
Cannock Chase DC, Cannock West - Conservative died 10th 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
Hyndburn BC, Church - Labour resigned late January / early February
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
Rossendale BC, Helmshore - Conservative resigned late February / early March

There are currently 44 known council vacancies where the by-elections may possibly be held on 5th May.

Conservative held seats - 19
Barrow-in-Furness BC, Dalton South - death
* Castle Point, St George's - death
Denbighshire UA, Diserth - death
East Hants DC, Clanfield & Finchdean - resignation
East Riding of Yorkshire UA, East Wolds & Coastal - death
Forest Heath DC, Brandon West - resignation followed by death
Guildford BC, Stoke - resignation
Hampshire CC, Fareham Town - resignation
Hampshire CC, Headley - resignation
Lancaster BC, Carnforth & Millhead - death
Melton BC, Egerton - resignation
Newark & Sherwood DC, Balderton South - death
Rutland UA, Greetham - death
St Edmundsbury BC, Haverhill North - death
* Southampton UA, Harefield - resignation
Stafford CC, Uttoxeter Town - death
Suffolk CC, Haverhill Cangle - death
Torbay UA, Tormohun - resignation
Waveney DC, Wrentham - resignation

Labour held seats - 18
Brent LB, Kilburn - death
Croydon LB, West Thornton - impending resignation 
Doncaster MB, Kirk Sandall & Edenthorpe - death
East Sussex CC, St Helens & Silverhill - death
Glasgow UA / Anderton / City - resignation
* Hastings BC, Old Hastings - death
Hackney LB, Hackney Downs - resignation
Hackney LB, Stoke Newington - resignation
* Knowsley MB, St Bartholomews - death
* Knowsley MB, Shevington - death
Lancaster BC, John O'Gaunt - death
Lancashire CC, Lancaster East - death
Merton LB, Figge's March - resignation
* Nuneaton & Bedworth - resignation
* Southampton UA, Woolston - resignation
* Three Rivers DC, Oxhey South - death
Westminster LB, Church Street - resignation
* Wirral MB, Liscard - resignation

Liberal Democrat held seats - 1 
Gloucester CC, Churchdown - death

UKIP held seats -2Havering LB, Heaton - resignation - sitting as Independent
Surrey CC, Staines South & Ashford West - resignation

Independent held seats - 3
Cambridgeshire CC, St Neots Eaton Socon & Eynesbury - death
* Huntingdonshire DC, St Neots Eynesbury - death
Mole Valley DC, Ashstead Common - resignation followed by death

SNP held seats - 1
Argyll & Bute UA, Oban North & Lorn - resignation - originally elected as Independent

* potential "double" election