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English council by-elections, 2021–2022

Local elections were held in England on 6th May 2021 and 5th May 2022. Between these elections 222 by-elections were held to fill vacancies that arose.

In these by-elections the Liberal Democrats and Green Party saw large gains, the Labour Party maintained its position, and the Conservative Party and UKIP suffered large losses.

Party Hold Gain Loss Change
Liberal Democrats 28 26 6 20
Green Party 3 15 0 15
Labour Party 38 17 17 0
UKIP 0 0 2 −2
Other local parties 5 2 6 −4
Independents 4 10 19 −9
Conservative Party 48 26 46 −20

Individual by-election results

The following table shows the results of all council by-elections between the local elections on 6th May 2021 and 5th May 2022. The data comes from Andrew Teale’s Local Elections Archive Project.

Date Council Ward Result
14th April Durham West Auckland >
14th April Maldon Heybridge West >
14th April Surrey Heath Bisley and West End >
14th April Tewkesbury Brockworth East >
7th April Dorset Lyme and Charmouth >
7th April East Riding of Yorkshire South Hunsley >
7th April High Peak Cote Heath >
7th April Horsham Storrington and Washington >
7th April Liverpool Everton >
7th April Liverpool Warbreck >
7th April Mid Devon Cullompton South >
7th April Telford and Wrekin Brookside >
7th April Wolverhampton East Park >
31st March Doncaster Wheatley Hills and Intake >
31st March Melton Melton Sysonby >
31st March Scarborough Mayfield >
24th March Horsham Deane >
24th March Northumberland Seghill with Seaton Delaval >
24th March Test Valley North Baddesley >
24th March Thanet Nethercourt >
10th March Herefordshire Bromyard West >
10th March Hertfordshire Hitchin South >
10th March North Hertfordshire Hitchin Highbury >
10th March Rutland Ryhall and Casterton >
3rd March East Lindsey Halton Holegate >
3rd March Essex Rayleigh North >
3rd March New Forest Hythe West and Langdown >
3rd March Rochford Downhall & Rawreth >
3rd March Sevenoaks Brasted, Chevening, and Sundridge >
3rd March South Somerset Neroche >
3rd March Southend-on-Sea Southchurch >
3rd March Sunderland Redhill >
24th February Castle Point St Peter’s >
24th February Durham Ferryhill >
24th February Lincolnshire Colsterworth Rural >
24th February Maldon Wickham Bishops and Woodham >
24th February South Kesteven Aveland >
24th February South Kesteven Isaac Newton >
23rd February Spelthorne Stanwell North >
17th February Allerdale Stainburn and Clifton >
17th February Bristol Southmead >
17th February Mid Suffolk Thurston >
17th February Newark and Sherwood Collingham >
17th February North East Lincolnshire Park >
17th February North Northamptonshire Oundle >
17th February Nottinghamshire Collingham >
17th February Oadby and Wigston Wigston Meadowcourt >
17th February West Devon Tavistock North >
10th February Eastleigh Eastleigh Central >
10th February Somerset West and Taunton Alcombe >
10th February Wealden Hailsham South >
3rd February Cotswold Campden and Vale >
3rd February Dacorum Berkhamsted West >
3rd February Dacorum Boxmoor >
3rd February Leicester Evington >
3rd February Manchester Ancoats and Beswick >
3rd February Tamworth Spital >
27th January Dartford Maypole and Leyton Cross >
27th January Dartford Wilmington, Sutton-at-Hone, and Hawley >
27th January Kent Wilmington >
20th January Charnwood Loughborough Shelthorpe >
20th January Charnwood Loughborough Shelthorpe >
20th January East Lindsey Chapel St Leonards >
20th January Selby Byram and Brotherton >
13th January Wychavon The Littletons >
6th January Gedling Cavendish >
23rd December New Forest Bransgore and Burley >
16th December Ashford Highfield >
16th December Horsham Roffey South >
16th December Lichfield Armitage with Handsacre >
16th December Medway Rochester East >
16th December Middlesbrough North Ormesby >
16th December Northumberland Hexham East >
16th December Telford and Wrekin Dawley and Aqueduct >
16th December Walsall Pleck >
16th December West Berkshire Tilehurst South and Holybrook >
16th December West Lindsey Nettleham >
9th December Bracknell Forest Old Bracknell >
9th December Rotherham Anston and Woodsetts >
9th December Rotherham Aughton and Swallownest >
9th December Tonbridge and Malling Castle >
9th December Tonbridge and Malling Kings Hill >
9th December Tonbridge and Malling West Malling and Leybourne >
9th December Torridge Northam >
2nd December Adur Hillside >
2nd December Breckland Hermitage >
2nd December Lancaster Bare >
2nd December Lancaster Upper Lune Valley >
2nd December North Norfolk Stalham >
2nd December Warwick Whitnash >
2nd December Wealden Hartfield >
2nd December Worthing Marine >
30th November Wyre Forest Franche and Habberley North >
25th November Allerdale Maryport South >
25th November Basildon Lee Chapel North >
25th November Halton Halton Castle >
25th November Hambleton Raskelf and White Horse >
25th November Lancaster Carnforth and Millhead >
25th November Newcastle-under-Lyme Knutton >
25th November Nuneaton and Bedworth Bar Pool >
25th November Tunbridge Wells Speldhurst and Bidborough >
25th November Wandsworth Bedford >
25th November West Suffolk Horringer >
25th November Wigan Bryn >
25th November Wirral Oxton >
18th November Canterbury Gorrell >
18th November Liverpool Anfield >
18th November Liverpool Clubmoor >
18th November Liverpool Kirkdale >
18th November Manchester Chorlton >
18th November Ryedale Cropton >
18th November South Ribble Bamber Bridge East >
18th November Tewkesbury Brockworth East >
18th November West Devon Bere Ferrers >
11th November Lancaster University and Scotforth Rural >
11th November Melton Melton Dorian >
11th November North Kesteven Metheringham >
11th November North Kesteven Metheringham >
11th November North Kesteven Sleaford Castle >
11th November Thanet Thanet Villages >
4th November Gloucester Longlevens >
4th November Huntingdonshire Huntingdon East >
4th November Rutland Oakham North West >
4th November Salford Blackfriars and Trinity >
4th November West Lancashire North Meols >
4th November West Sussex Bourne >
28th October Bolton Bromley Cross >
28th October Carlisle Currock and Upperby >
28th October Luton South >
28th October South Kesteven Grantham Arnoldfield >
28th October South Kesteven Stamford All Saints >
28th October South Staffordshire Kinver >
28th October South Staffordshire Wombourne South East >
21st October Birmingham Yardley East >
21st October Horsham Forest >
21st October Newark and Sherwood Rainworth South and Blidworth >
14th October Harrow Pinner South >
14th October Surrey Heath Frimley Green >
14th October Wigan Leigh West >
7th October Nottingham St Ann’s >
7th October Nottingham Sherwood >
7th October Rushcliffe Musters >
7th October Somerset Comeytrowe and Trull >
7th October Somerset West and Taunton Wilton and Sherford >
7th October Waverley Cranleigh East >
30th September East Hampshire Horndean Downs >
30th September East Staffordshire Tutbury and Outwoods >
30th September Eden Penrith West >
30th September Sunderland Hetton >
30th September Swale Priory >
30th September West Suffolk The Rows >
28th September Broadland Brundall >
28th September Broadland Brundall >
28th September Broadland Old Catton and Sprowston West >
23rd September Charnwood Shepshed West >
23rd September East Cambridgeshire Soham North >
23rd September East Devon Exe Valley >
23rd September Epsom and Ewell Cuddington >
23rd September Hammersmith and Fulham Wormholt and White City >
23rd September South Lakeland Kendal North >
16th September Ealing Hobbayne >
16th September Malvern Hills Tenbury >
16th September Middlesbrough Ladgate >
16th September Sheffield Firth Park >
9th September Newcastle upon Tyne Castle >
9th September North East Derbyshire Barlow and Holmesfield >
9th September North East Derbyshire Killamarsh East >
9th September North Tyneside Camperdown >
9th September South Derbyshire Seales >
9th September South Tyneside Cleadon and East Boldon >
2nd September Calderdale Park >
2nd September Calderdale Ryburn >
2nd September Cheshire East Wilmslow Dean Row >
26th August Cumbria Corby and Hayton >
26th August Medway Princes Park >
26th August Medway Strood North >
19th August Ashford Downs North >
19th August Dover Sandwich >
19th August East Riding East Wolds and Coastal >
19th August Ribble Valley Littlemoor >
19th August Ribble Valley Primrose >
19th August Rutland Oakham South >
12th August East Suffolk Orwell and Villages >
12th August South Lakeland Grange >
12th August Tower Hamlets Weavers >
29th July Basildon Pitsea North West >
29th July Bassetlaw East Retford South >
29th July Harrogate Knaresborough Scriven Park >
29th July Norfolk Gaywood South >
29th July South Tyneside Fellgate and Hedworth >
22nd July Camden Fortune Green >
22nd July Leicester Humberstone and Hamilton >
22nd July North Somerset Congresbury and Puxton >
22nd July Spelthorne Staines >
22nd July Thanet Cliftonville East >
22nd July Wirral Liscard >
15th July Sandwell Tividale >
8th July East Devon Feniton >
8th July East Devon Honiton St Michael’s >
8th July East Suffolk Aldeburgh and Leiston >
8th July East Suffolk Aldeburgh and Leiston >
8th July Harlow Mark Hall >
8th July Huntingdonshire St Neots East >
8th July Mid Sussex Ardingly and Balcombe >
1st July Chelmsford Writtle >
1st July Elmbridge Cobham and Downside >
1st July Enfield Bush Hill Park >
1st July Islington Tollington >
1st July Newark and Sherwood Bridge >
1st July Newark and Sherwood Bridge >
1st July North East Lincolnshire Heneage >
1st July Stoke-on-Trent Penkhull and Stoke >
24th June Chichester Chichester East >
24th June Isles of Scilly Bryher >
24th June Rugby Wolvey and Shilton >
24th June Somerset West and Taunton North Curry and Ruishton >
24th June Swindon Priory Vale >
17th June Mid Devon Upper Culm >
17th June Somerset West and Taunton Old Cleeve and District >
17th June Tandridge Felbridge >
10th June Waltham Forest Grove Green >
10th June Waltham Forest Lea Bridge >