Two parliamentary by-elections are set to take place on Thursday October 9: at Clacton, as a result of the resignation of Douglas Carswell as MP following his defection from the Conservatives to the UK Independence Party, and at Heywood and Middleton, following the death of Labour MP Jim Dobbin. See "By-elections" for details of coverage of these polls.
A by-election for the post of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is set to take place on Thursday October 30 as a result of the resignation of Shaun Wright over the handling of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. See "By-elections" for details of coverage of this poll.
Contact Roger Smith or Chris Mead on the PA Elections Desk on 020 7963 7992; or via the PA main switchboard on 020 7963 7000; or the PA Help Desk. Alternatively use the e-mail form on the Contact us page.