2020 United Kingdom local elections

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2020 United Kingdom local elections

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118 councils in England
8 directly elected mayors in England
40 Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales
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Leader Jeremy Corbyn TBD TBD
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 12 September 2015 TBD TBD
Last election 1,326 seats
12 PCCs
58 councils
842 seats
19 PCCs
38 councils
378 seats
0 PCCs
4 councils

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Map showing areas of England which will hold an election in 2020 (cyan). Areas in white will not hold an election, whilst those in light grey are Wales and Scotland.


Local elections in the United Kingdom are scheduled to be held on Thursday 7 May 2020, contesting about 118 English local councils, 8 directly elected mayors in England[1] and 40 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.[2] There will also be an election to the London Assembly in conjunction with the London mayoral election.

With the exception of those areas that have had boundary changes, the seats up for election were last contested in the 2016 local elections.

New unitary authorities to replace the county and district councils in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire are due to hold their inaugural elections this year.

England[edit]

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

Whole metropolitan council[edit]

One of 36 metropolitan boroughs has all of its seats up for election.

Council Seats Previous control Result
up of
Rotherham 63 63 Labour

One-third of metropolitan council[edit]

33 of 36 metropolitan boroughs have one-third of their seats up for election.

Council Seats Previous control Result
up of
Barnsley 21 63 Labour
Bolton 20 60 No overall control (Conservative minority with Lib Dem/UKIP/Independent support)
Bradford 30 90 Labour
Bury 17 51 Labour
Calderdale 17 51 Labour
Coventry 18 54 Labour
Dudley 24 72 No overall control (Conservative minority)
Gateshead 22 66 Labour
Kirklees 23 69 Labour
Knowsley 15 45 Labour
Leeds 33 99 Labour
Liverpool 30 90 Labour
Manchester 32 96 Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne 26 78 Labour
North Tyneside 20 60 Labour
Oldham 20 60 Labour
Rochdale 20 60 Labour
Salford 20 60 Labour
Sandwell 24 72 Labour
Sefton 22 66 Labour
Sheffield 28 84 Labour
Solihull 17 51 Conservative
South Tyneside 18 54 Labour
St Helens 16 48 Labour
Stockport 21 63 No overall control (Labour minority)
Sunderland 25 75 Labour
Tameside 19 57 Labour
Trafford 21 63 Labour
Wakefield 21 63 Labour
Walsall 20 60 Conservative
Wigan 25 75 Labour
Wirral 22 66 No overall control (Labour minority)
Wolverhampton 20 60 Labour
All 33 councils 726 2,181

Unitary authorities[edit]

Whole unitary council[edit]

5 unitary authorities have all of their seats up for election including 2 new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

One-third of unitary council[edit]

16 unitary authorities have one-third of their seats up for election.

District Councils[edit]

Whole district councils[edit]

12 District Councils have all of their seats up for election.

Half of councils[edit]

6 non-metropolitan district councils have half of their seats up for election.

One-third of district councils[edit]

51 non-metropolitan district councils have one-third of their seats up for election.

Mayoral elections[edit]

Combined authority mayors[edit]

4 Combined authority mayors are up for election.

Combined authority Previous Mayor Mayor-elect Details
Greater Manchester Andy Burnham (Labour) - Details
Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram (Labour) - Details
Tees Valley Ben Houchen (Conservative) - Details
West Midlands Andy Street (Conservative) - Details

Single authority mayors[edit]

4 Single authority mayors are up for election.

Local Authority Previous Mayor Mayor-elect Details
London Sadiq Khan (Labour) - Details
Bristol Marvin Rees (Labour) - Details
Liverpool Joe Anderson (Labour) - Details
Salford Paul Dennett (Labour) - Details

Police and Crime Commissioner elections[edit]

36 Police and Crime Commissioners in England are up for election.

Wales[edit]

Police and Crime Commissioner elections[edit]

4 Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales are up for election.

References[edit]

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