Local Elections 2015

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Every year we provide live coverage of the local elections – and this year’s no different. We and our network of on-the-ground ‘count correspondents’ will be providing by-the-minute information and commentary throughout the local elections, starting with our live coverage of the countdown to the count.

Looking for comment from LGiU on the local elections? Contact Jen Pufky.

What’s at Stake?

We’ve produced this infographic showing key facts around this year’s local elections.

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Link to full infographic here. 

Which councils in particular should you look out for? See our Ones to Watch.  

More information on councils with no overall control.

See our Facts and Figures page for further local government information. 

Where are local elections taking place in 2015?

The map below shows where local elections are taking place this year – and how many councillors are up for election. It also shows where mayoral elections are taking place this year.

KML files courtesy of Simon Rogers, MapIt and Geocommons. Data courtesy of the Electoral Commission and individual council websites.

Is this information accurate? Let us know if not.

Volunteer to be a count correspondent

As well as this year’s General Election, many authorities will also have local elections taking place. As usual we’ll be running our ‘count correspondence’, with a live on-the-ground feed from around the country.

We’ll also be keeping the interactive map below updated as the results come in. After the election, we’ll be collaborating with the Municipal Journal to produce our annual political control map.

Help us tell the story of this year’s local elections – volunteer to be a count correspondent:

Briefings and blogs posts relating to the local elections can be found on the left hand side of this page.

Join the conversation and contribute a guest blog – email Charlotte Maddix.

Post-election support

If you’d like to discuss induction programmes for newly elected members following the elections, please contact Alan Waters.

Other resources