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English council by-elections, 2023–2024

Local elections were held in England on 4th May 2023, and will next be held on 2nd May 2024. Between local elections, hundreds of by-elections are held to fill vacancies that arise.

Since the 2023 local elections, the Liberal Democrats and Green Party have seen gains, and the Conservative Party and Labour Party have suffered losses.

Party Hold Gain Loss Change
Liberal Democrats 26 23 2 21
Green Party 6 9 4 5
Independents 0 10 7 3
Other local parties 4 2 4 −2
Labour Party 34 6 14 −8
Conservative Party 18 8 27 −19

Individual by-election results

The following table shows the results of all council by-elections since the previous local elections on 4th May 2023. The data comes from Andrew Teale’s Local Elections Archive Project.

Date Council Ward Result
18th April East Cambridgeshire Ely West >
18th April Waverley Farnham Castle >
11th April North Yorkshire Stray, Woodlands and Hookstone >
4th April Cornwall Looe West, Pelynt, Lansallos and Lanteglos >
4th April North Northamptonshire Desborough >
4th April Wealden Uckfield New Town >
28th March Somerset Somerton >
21st March Cambridgeshire Yaxley and Farcet >
21st March Knowsley Whitefield >
21st March North Kesteven Heckington Rural >
14th March Lancaster Castle >
14th March Wiltshire Cricklade and Latton >
7th March Mid Devon Upper Yeo and Taw >
29th February East Riding Minster and Woodmansey >
29th February East Riding Tranby >
29th February Great Yarmouth Central and Northgate >
29th February Horsham Henfield >
29th February Horsham Southwater North >
22nd February Buckinghamshire Farnham Common and Burnham Beeches >
22nd February Buckinghamshire Hazlemere >
22nd February Derbyshire Dales Bakewell >
22nd February Derbyshire Dales Norbury >
22nd February Folkestone and Hythe Romney Marsh >
22nd February Milton Keynes Loughton and Shenley >
22nd February Wiltshire Calne Chilvester and Abberd >
15th February Dacorum Tring West and Rural >
15th February East Hampshire Four Marks and Medstead >
15th February Kingston upon Hull Avenue >
8th February Cheshire East Crewe Central >
8th February West Northamptonshire East Hunsbury and Shelfleys >
18th January Hackney Cazenove >
18th January Richmond upon Thames Hampton North >
18th January Richmond upon Thames Teddington >
18th January Sheffield Stannington >
18th January Wandsworth Tooting Broadway >
18th January Warwick Warwick All Saints and Woodloes >
11th January Brighton and Hove South Portslade >
11th January Dorset Littlemoor and Preston >
11th January Salford Quays >
11th January Tendring Bluehouse >
21st December Blaby Glen Parva >
21st December Isle of Wight Ventnor and St Lawrence >
21st December Leicestershire Blaby and Glen Parva >
14th December Cotswold Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South >
14th December North Kesteven Billinghay Rural >
14th December Rugby Dunsmore >
14th December Rugby Dunsmore >
14th December Swale Abbey >
14th December Three Rivers Chorleywood South and Maple Cross >
14th December Warwickshire Dunsmore and Leam Valley >
7th December Bromley Hayes and Coney Hall >
7th December Hertfordshire Harpenden Rural >
7th December North Norfolk Briston >
7th December St Albans Sandridge and Wheathampstead >
30th November Camden Highgate >
30th November Durham Dawdon >
30th November North Yorkshire Sowerby and Topcliffe >
23rd November Cambridge Queen Edith’s >
23rd November Newham Plaistow North >
16th November Bolton Kearsley >
16th November Bolton Westhoughton North and Hunger Hill >
16th November Doncaster Rossington and Bawtry >
16th November North Somerset Wrington >
9th November Lewisham Deptford >
9th November Lincolnshire Grantham North >
9th November South Holland Spalding St Paul’s >
9th November South Kesteven Grantham St Wulfram’s >
2nd November Buckinghamshire Buckingham East >
2nd November Elmbridge Molesey East >
2nd November Melton Asfordby >
2nd November Rotherham Kilnhurst and Swinton East >
2nd November Trafford Bucklow-St Martins >
26th October Burnley Trinity >
26th October Coventry Earlsdon >
26th October Herefordshire Golden Valley South >
26th October Lancashire Burnley Central West >
26th October Waltham Forest Higham Hill >
19th October Shropshire Alveley and Claverley >
19th October Surrey Horsleys >
19th October Worcester Warndon Parish South >
19th October Worcestershire Warndon Parish >
12th October Cheltenham Prestbury >
12th October Suffolk Woodbridge >
5th October Lambeth Vauxhall >
5th October Tamworth Amington >
4th October Haringey South Tottenham >
4th October Haringey White Hart Lane >
28th September North Yorkshire Hutton Rudby and Osmotherley >
28th September South Norfolk Mulbarton and Stoke Holy Cross >
28th September South Norfolk South Wymondham >
28th September Wolverhampton Bushbury South and Low Hill >
21st September Colchester Highwoods >
21st September Kingston upon Hull Bricknell >
21st September Milton Keynes Newport Pagnell South >
14th September Barking and Dagenham Mayesbrook >
14th September Chorley Croston, Mawdesley and Euxton South >
14th September Lancashire Chorley Rural West >
14th September Lincolnshire Carholme >
14th September Liverpool Fazakerley East >
14th September Swale Minster Cliffs >
7th September Broadland Thorpe St Andrew North West >
7th September Manchester Brooklands >
7th September Newcastle-under-Lyme Audley >
7th September Newcastle-under-Lyme Knutton >
7th September Shropshire Worfield >
6th September Spelthorne Ashford Town >
31st August Derbyshire Swadlincote South >
31st August Kirklees Batley East >
24th August Bristol Bishopston and Ashley Down >
24th August Dudley St James’s >
24th August Isle of Wight Wootton Bridge >
17th August Middlesbrough Ayresome >
17th August St Albans Marshalswick East and Jersey Farm >
10th August Havering Upminster >
10th August Somerset Castle Cary >
10th August Wychavon Evesham South >
3rd August Dudley Cradley and Wollescote >
3rd August East Sussex Meads >
3rd August Norfolk Freebridge Lynn >
3rd August Reading Norcot >
27th July Buckinghamshire Denham >
27th July East Sussex Heathfield and Mayfield >
27th July Plymouth Plymstock Dunstone >
27th July Plymouth St Peter and the Waterfront >
27th July Warrington Poulton North >
20th July Swindon St Margaret and South Marston >
20th July Worcester Nunnery >
13th July Newham Boleyn >
13th July Newham Wall End >
13th July Norfolk West Depwade >
13th July Rotherham Dinnington >
6th July Kent Maidstone Central >
4th July Cambridge King’s Hedges >
29th June Bedford Wyboston >
29th June Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole East Cliff and Springbourne >
29th June Dorset Sherborne West >
29th June Haringey Hermitage and Gardens >
29th June Southwark Newington >
22nd June West Devon Tavistock North >
15th June Plymouth Efford and Lipson >
13th June St Albans St Peters >
8th June Wiltshire Tisbury >
1st June Camden South Hampstead >
25th May North Yorkshire Eastfield >
22nd May Isles of Scilly St Mary’s >
17th May Stroud Painswick and Upton >