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
  Jeremy Corbyn closeup.jpg Theresa May closeup.jpg Vince Cable
Leader Jeremy Corbyn Theresa May Vince Cable
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 12 September 2015 13 July 2016 20 July 2017
Last election 1,326 seats
12 PCCs
58 councils
842 seats
19 PCCs
38 councils
378 seats
0 PCCs
4 councils

United Kingdom local elections 2020 map.svg
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]

Three of 36 metropolitan boroughs have all of their seats up for election.

One-third of metropolitan council[edit]

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

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.

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.

Single authority mayors[edit]

4 Single authority mayors are up for election.

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.

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