Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom

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This page documents political party strengths in the United Kingdom's principal local and regional authorities (commonly known as local councils). The last major change to council compositions was the 4 May 2017 local elections, but changes in party representation arise frequently due to resignations, deaths, by-elections, co-options and defections. There are 418 principal authorities in the UK: 27 county and 201 district councils (two tiers with separate responsibilities covering the same total area), 55 unitary authorities plus the Council of the Isles of Scilly, 32 London boroughs plus the Corporation of the City of London, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 32 Scottish unitary authorities, 22 Welsh unitary authorities and 11 Northern Ireland councils. This list does not include parish and town councils, the lowest tier of local government with limited powers.

The data below is sourced from Open Council Data UK[1] and the BBC News website.[2]

Summary of councillors[edit]

This table numbers the seats held by each party as of 1 Feb 2017.

Party Total England England Wales
Wales
Scotland
Scot
Northern Ireland
NI
County District Metro London UA
Conservative 8642 941 5194 392 604 1296 104 110 1
Labour 6769 374 1574 1707 1054 1136 544 379
Liberal Democrats 1820 239 844 181 114 306 70 66
UKIP 438 108 219 43 11 55 0 0 2
SNP 401 401
Plaid Cymru 176 176
Green (All) 175 18 74 43 11 35 1 12 3
DUP 131 131
Sinn Féin 103 103
UUP 86 86
SDLP 62 62
Alliance 32 32
TUV 11 11
PUP 4 4
Others* 1908 118 637 57 63 261 352 250 30
Vacancies 75 13 28 6 1 12 6 4 0
Total 20830 1811 8570 2414 1851 3101 1253 1222 462

* "Others" includes lesser known parties and independents. For further detail, see the URLs to council webpages in the tables below.

Breakdown of each council[edit]

For mayoral seats (indicated by (M) beside the council name) the affiliation of the mayor is given in the "Run by" column. For non-mayoral councils with no overall control (NOC) (i.e. where no party has a majority), the "Run by" column indicates whether a minority government or coalition runs the council, or where unknown the largest party followed by "...".

Entries in the "Last change" column indicate the cause and date of the last change in composition when sources were last checked,[3] and will link to the page of the last election in that council where subsequent changes may be detailed.

County councils[edit]

Non-metropolitan counties elect their councillors all at once every four years. All 27 counties had their whole councils up for election in May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total CON LAB LD UKIP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Buckinghamshire CON maj URL 49 41 1 4 0 0 3 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Cambridgeshire CON maj URL 61 36 7 15 0 0 3 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Cumbria NOC URL 84 37 26 16 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Derbyshire CON maj URL 64 37 24 3 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Devon CON maj URL 60 42 7 7 0 1 3 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Dorset CON maj URL 46 32 1 11 0 2 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Sussex CON maj URL 49 30 4 11 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Essex CON maj URL 75 56 6 7 0 1 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Gloucestershire CON maj URL 53 31 5 14 0 2 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Hampshire CON maj URL 78 56 2 19 0 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Hertfordshire CON maj URL 78 51 9 18 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Kent CON maj URL 81 67 5 7 0 1 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Lancashire CON maj URL 84 46 30 4 1 1 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Leicestershire CON maj URL 55 36 6 13 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Lincolnshire CON maj URL 70 58 6 1 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017[4]
Norfolk CON maj URL 84 55 17 11 0 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
North Yorkshire CON maj URL 72 55 4 3 0 0 10 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Northamptonshire CON maj URL 57 43 13 1 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Nottinghamshire NOC CON/IND URL 66 31 23 1 0 0 11 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Oxfordshire NOC CON/IND URL 63 31 14 13 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Somerset CON maj URL 55 35 3 12 0 2 3 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Staffordshire CON maj URL 62 51 10 0 0 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Suffolk CON maj URL 75 52 11 5 0 3 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Surrey CON maj URL 81 60 1 9 0 1 10 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Warwickshire CON maj URL 57 36 10 7 0 2 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
West Sussex CON maj URL 70 56 5 9 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Worcestershire CON maj URL 57 40 10 3 0 2 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017

District councils[edit]

Non-metropolitan districts are subdivisions of non-metropolitan counties. They vary in whether they elect all, half or one-third of their seats at once. None of the 201 district councils were up for election in May 2017.

These data were last updated on 5 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total CON LAB LD UKIP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Adur CON maj URL 29 16 3 0 8 0 2 0
Allerdale NOC LAB/IND URL 56 15 28 0 2 0 11 0
Amber Valley CON maj URL 45 23 22 0 0 0 0 0
Arun CON maj URL 54 44 1 5 1 0 3 0
Ashfield LAB maj URL 35 4 22 0 0 0 9 0
Ashford CON maj URL 43 33 2 1 2 0 3 2
Aylesbury Vale CON maj URL 59 42 2 9 3 0 2 1
Babergh CON maj URL 43 29 1 3 0 0 10 0
Barrow-in-Furness LAB maj URL 36 8 27 0 0 0 1 0
Basildon NOC CON min URL 42 19 9 0 10 0 4 0
Basingstoke & Deane CON maj URL 60 32 20 6 0 0 2 0
Bassetlaw LAB maj URL 48 12 33 0 0 0 3 0
Blaby CON maj URL 39 29 6 4 0 0 0 0
Bolsover LAB maj URL 37 0 32 0 0 0 5 0
Boston NOC CON min URL 30 14 2 0 10 0 4 0
Braintree CON maj URL 49 43 3 0 0 1 2 0
Breckland CON maj URL 49 40 2 0 4 0 2 1
Brentwood CON maj URL 37 24 2 10 0 0 1 0
Broadland CON maj URL 47 41 0 5 0 0 0 1
Bromsgrove CON maj URL 31 18 7 0 0 0 6 0
Broxbourne CON maj URL 30 27 2 0 1 0 0 0
Broxtowe CON maj URL 44 27 12 4 0 0 1 0
Burnley LAB maj URL 45 4 27 10 1 0 3 0
Cambridge LAB maj URL 42 0 25 13 0 1 2 1
Cannock Chase LAB maj URL 41 13 21 1 3 1 2 0
Canterbury CON maj URL 39 30 3 3 2 0 0 1
Carlisle NOC LAB min URL 52 20 25 1 0 0 4 2
Castle Point CON maj URL 41 22 0 0 3 0 16 0
Charnwood CON maj URL 52 40 9 1 0 0 1 1
Chelmsford CON maj URL 57 51 0 5 0 0 0 1
Cheltenham LD maj URL 40 7 0 28 0 0 4 1
Cherwell CON maj URL 48 38 8 0 0 0 2 0
Chesterfield LAB maj URL 48 0 38 8 1 0 1 0
Chichester CON maj URL 48 37 0 4 0 0 3 4
Chiltern CON maj URL 40 36 0 2 0 0 1 1
Chorley LAB maj URL 47 14 30 0 0 0 3 0
Christchurch CON maj URL 24 21 0 0 1 0 2 0
Colchester NOC LD/LAB/IND URL 51 22 11 15 0 0 3 0
Copeland (M) LAB IND Mayor URL 51 16 29 0 0 0 5 1
Corby LAB maj URL 29 5 24 0 0 0 0 0
Cotswold CON maj URL 34 22 0 12 0 0 0 0
Craven CON maj URL 30 17 3 1 1 0 7 1
Crawley LAB maj URL 37 15 20 0 0 0 1 1
Dacorum CON maj URL 51 43 2 4 0 0 1 1
Dartford CON maj URL 44 34 7 0 0 0 3 0
Daventry CON maj URL 36 29 3 1 2 0 0 1
Derbyshire Dales CON maj URL 39 29 5 3 0 0 2 0
Dover CON maj URL 45 25 16 0 2 0 0 2
East Cambridgeshire CON maj URL 39 36 0 2 0 0 1 0
East Devon CON maj URL 59 35 0 6 0 0 16 2
East Dorset CON maj URL 29 26 0 3 0 0 0 0
East Hampshire CON maj URL 44 42 0 2 0 0 0 0
East Hertfordshire CON maj URL 50 48 0 0 0 0 1 1
East Lindsey CON maj URL 55 34 4 1 7 0 9 0
East Northamptonshire CON maj URL 40 35 1 0 0 0 3 1
East Staffordshire CON maj URL 39 25 11 1 0 0 0 2
Eastbourne LD maj URL 27 8 0 18 0 0 1 0
Eastleigh LD maj URL 44 6 0 37 0 0 0 1
Eden CON maj URL 38 20 0 8 0 0 10 0
Elmbridge NOC IND/LD URL 48 21 0 8 0 0 19 0
Epping Forest CON maj URL 58 35 0 3 2 2 16 0
Epsom and Ewell IND IND URL 38 4 3 0 0 0 31 0
Erewash CON maj URL 47 30 17 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter LAB maj URL 39 8 28 1 0 1 0 1
Fareham CON maj URL 31 25 0 4 1 0 1 0
Fenland CON maj URL 39 34 0 2 0 0 3 0
Forest Heath CON maj URL 27 18 0 0 3 0 6 0
Forest of Dean NOC CON min URL 48 21 9 0 5 3 10 0
Fylde CON maj URL 51 31 1 2 0 0 16 1
Gedling LAB maj URL 41 15 25 1 0 0 0 0
Gloucester CON maj URL 39 22 10 7 0 0 0 0
Gosport CON maj URL 34 21 4 9 0 0 0 0
Gravesham CON maj URL 44 23 19 0 0 0 0 2
Great Yarmouth NOC CON/UKIP URL 39 14 11 0 12 0 2 0
Guildford CON maj URL 48 34 2 9 0 0 3 0
Hambleton CON maj URL 28 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
Harborough CON maj URL 37 29 0 8 0 0 0 0
Harlow LAB maj URL 33 12 19 0 2 0 0 0
Harrogate CON maj URL 54 37 0 10 0 0 7 0
Hart NOC CON min URL 33 14 0 8 0 0 11 0
Hastings LAB maj URL 32 8 23 0 0 0 1 0
Havant CON maj URL 38 28 2 1 4 0 2 1
Hertsmere CON maj URL 39 35 2 0 0 0 1 1
High Peak CON maj URL 43 23 17 2 0 0 1 0
Hinckley & Bosworth CON maj URL 34 21 1 12 0 0 0 0
Horsham CON maj URL 44 38 0 4 0 0 2 0
Huntingdonshire CON maj URL 52 32 2 6 3 0 8 1
Hyndburn LAB maj URL 35 7 26 0 2 0 0 0
Ipswich LAB maj URL 48 12 33 2 0 0 0 1
Kettering CON maj URL 36 24 7 1 0 0 2 2
King's Lynn and West Norfolk CON maj URL 62 48 7 0 0 0 6 1
Lancaster NOC LAB min URL 60 18 30 0 0 8 4 0
Lewes CON maj URL 41 22 0 11 0 2 5 1
Lichfield CON maj URL 47 41 4 1 0 0 0 1
Lincoln LAB maj URL 33 6 26 0 0 0 1 0
Maidstone NOC LD min URL 55 22 2 22 4 0 4 1
Maldon CON maj URL 31 27 0 0 1 0 3 0
Malvern Hills CON maj URL 38 23 0 5 0 2 7 1
Mansfield (M) NOC IND Mayor URL 36 0 17 0 2 0 17 0
Melton CON maj URL 28 24 1 0 0 0 1 2
Mendip CON maj URL 47 31 0 10 0 3 2 1
Mid Devon CON maj URL 42 28 0 5 2 0 7 0
Mid Suffolk CON maj URL 40 28 0 4 0 6 1 1
Mid Sussex CON maj URL 54 50 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mole Valley CON maj URL 41 22 0 13 0 0 6 0
New Forest CON maj URL 60 58 0 2 0 0 0 0
Newark & Sherwood CON maj URL 39 24 11 0 0 0 3 1
Newcastle-under-Lyme NOC LAB min URL 60 21 26 3 2 0 8 0
North Devon NOC CON min URL 43 20 0 12 0 0 11 0
North Dorset CON maj URL 33 27 0 3 0 0 2 1
North East Derbyshire LAB maj URL 53 18 33 1 0 0 1 0
North Hertfordshire CON maj URL 49 32 12 3 0 0 0 2
North Kesteven CON maj URL 43 26 0 0 0 0 15 2
North Norfolk CON maj URL 48 31 0 16 0 0 0 1
North Warwickshire CON maj URL 35 21 13 0 0 0 1 0
North West Leicestershire CON maj URL 38 25 9 1 0 0 3 0
Northampton CON maj URL 45 25 17 3 0 0 0 0
Norwich LAB maj URL 39 0 26 3 0 10 0 0
Nuneaton & Bedworth LAB maj URL 34 7 24 0 0 2 0 1
Oadby & Wigston LD maj URL 26 5 1 19 0 0 1 0
Oxford LAB maj URL 48 0 34 8 0 4 1 1
Pendle NOC LAB/LD URL 49 24 15 9 0 0 1 0
Preston LAB maj URL 57 18 32 5 0 0 0 2
Purbeck CON maj URL 25 20 0 4 0 0 1 0
Redditch LAB maj URL 29 13 15 0 1 0 0 0
Reigate & Banstead CON maj URL 51 38 0 2 0 2 8 1
Ribble Valley CON maj URL 40 35 1 4 0 0 0 0
Richmondshire CON maj URL 34 22 0 1 0 0 10 1
Rochford CON maj URL 39 21 0 4 4 3 7 0
Rossendale LAB maj URL 36 13 22 0 0 0 1 0
Rother CON maj URL 38 31 0 3 0 0 4 0
Rugby NOC CON min URL 42 21 8 9 0 0 2 2
Runnymede CON maj URL 42 35 0 0 0 0 6 1
Rushcliffe CON maj URL 44 33 4 2 0 2 2 1
Rushmoor CON maj URL 39 25 11 0 2 0 0 1
Ryedale NOC CON min URL 30 13 0 2 0 0 15 0
Scarborough CON maj URL 50 26 13 0 5 2 4 0
Sedgemoor CON maj URL 48 35 9 1 2 0 0 1
Selby CON maj URL 31 22 7 0 0 0 2 0
Sevenoaks CON maj URL 54 48 1 2 2 0 1 0
Shepway CON maj URL 30 23 0 0 6 0 1 0
South Bucks CON maj URL 28 27 0 0 0 0 1 0
South Cambridgeshire CON maj URL 57 35 1 14 0 0 6 1
South Derbyshire CON maj URL 36 23 12 0 0 0 0 1
South Hams CON maj URL 31 24 0 5 0 2 0 0
South Holland CON maj URL 37 28 0 0 2 0 7 0
South Kesteven CON maj URL 56 45 3 0 1 0 7 0
South Lakeland LD maj URL 51 16 2 31 0 0 1 1
South Norfolk CON maj URL 46 40 0 6 0 0 0 0
South Northamptonshire CON maj URL 42 34 0 4 0 0 3 1
South Oxfordshire CON maj URL 36 33 1 1 0 0 1 0
South Ribble CON maj URL 50 29 18 2 0 0 1 0
South Somerset NOC LD min URL 60 26 0 30 0 0 3 1
South Staffordshire CON maj URL 49 42 1 0 1 0 4 1
Spelthorne CON maj URL 39 28 1 3 5 0 1 1
St Albans CON maj URL 58 31 7 17 0 1 2 0
St Edmundsbury CON maj URL 45 34 2 0 5 1 3 0
Stafford CON maj URL 40 29 7 0 0 0 2 2
Staffordshire Moorlands CON maj URL 56 35 7 2 2 0 10 0
Stevenage LAB maj URL 39 7 28 3 0 0 0 1
Stratford-on-Avon CON maj URL 36 29 1 4 0 0 1 1
Stroud NOC LAB/GRN/LD URL 51 23 18 2 0 8 0 0
Suffolk Coastal CON maj URL 42 37 1 2 0 0 2 0
Surrey Heath CON maj URL 40 36 1 1 0 0 2 0
Swale CON maj URL 47 32 4 0 9 0 2 0
Tamworth CON maj URL 30 20 7 0 3 0 0 0
Tandridge CON maj URL 42 31 0 6 0 0 5 0
Taunton Deane CON maj URL 56 33 2 15 1 0 5 0
Teignbridge CON maj URL 46 25 0 14 0 0 5 2
Tendring NOC CON/IND URL 60 28 5 1 13 0 13 0
Test Valley CON maj URL 48 37 0 8 0 0 2 1
Tewkesbury CON maj URL 38 33 0 2 0 0 3 0
Thanet UKIP maj URL 56 19 5 0 29 0 3 0
Three Rivers LD maj URL 39 16 3 20 0 0 0 0
Tonbridge & Malling CON maj URL 54 47 0 4 0 0 2 1
Torridge CON maj URL 36 19 1 1 6 2 6 1
Tunbridge Wells CON maj URL 48 43 2 3 0 0 0 0
Uttlesford CON maj URL 39 24 0 4 0 0 10 1
Vale of White Horse CON maj URL 38 29 0 9 0 0 0 0
Warwick CON maj URL 46 31 9 2 0 1 3 0
Watford LD maj URL 36 0 10 23 0 0 0 3
Waveney CON maj URL 48 27 17 0 0 1 3 0
Waverley CON maj URL 57 51 0 0 0 0 6 0
Wealden CON maj URL 55 49 0 1 0 0 5 0
Wellingborough CON maj URL 36 27 9 0 0 0 0 0
Welwyn Hatfield CON maj URL 48 26 15 5 0 0 0 2
West Devon CON maj URL 31 20 0 0 0 0 10 1
West Dorset CON maj URL 42 30 0 12 0 0 0 0
West Lancashire LAB maj URL 54 21 31 0 0 0 1 1
West Lindsey CON maj URL 36 24 3 7 0 0 2 0
West Oxfordshire CON maj URL 49 39 4 5 0 0 0 1
West Somerset CON maj URL 28 19 1 1 4 0 2 1
Weymouth & Portland NOC C/L/LD/G/I/U URL 36 13 12 5 1 2 2 1
Winchester CON maj URL 45 25 0 20 0 0 0 0
Woking CON maj URL 30 17 3 7 0 0 3 0
Worcester NOC LAB min URL 35 16 16 0 0 2 0 1
Worthing CON maj URL 37 31 0 2 2 1 1 0
Wychavon CON maj URL 45 38 0 5 0 0 0 2
Wycombe CON maj URL 60 49 6 1 0 0 4 0
Wyre CON maj URL 50 36 12 0 0 0 0 2
Wyre Forest CON maj URL 33 20 4 2 0 0 6 1

London borough councils[edit]

The London Assembly is (together with the elected Mayor of London) the governing body for the Greater London Authority.

Elections to all 32 London boroughs were last held in May 2014 and will next be held in May 2018.

These data were last updated on 5 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total CON LAB LD UKIP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Barking & Dagenham LAB maj URL 51 0 49 0 0 0 2 0
Barnet CON maj URL 63 32 30 1 0 0 0 0
Bexley CON maj URL 63 45 15 0 3 0 0 0
Brent LAB maj URL 63 4 56 0 0 0 3 0
Bromley CON maj URL 60 51 7 0 2 0 0 0
Camden LAB maj URL 54 11 38 1 0 1 2 1
Croydon LAB maj URL 70 30 39 0 0 0 1 0
Ealing LAB maj URL 69 12 53 4 0 0 0 0
Enfield LAB maj URL 63 22 39 0 0 0 1 1
Greenwich LAB maj URL 51 9 42 0 0 0 0 0
Hackney (M) LAB maj URL 57 4 50 3 0 0 0 0
Hammersmith & Fulham LAB maj URL 46 19 25 0 0 0 0 2
Haringey LAB maj URL 57 0 49 8 0 0 0 0
Harrow LAB maj URL 63 27 33 1 0 0 2 0
Havering NOC CON/IND URL 54 22 2 0 6 0 24 0
Hillingdon CON maj URL 65 42 23 0 0 0 0 0
Hounslow LAB maj URL 60 11 48 0 0 0 1 0
Islington LAB maj URL 48 0 47 0 0 1 0 0
Kensington & Chelsea CON maj URL 50 37 11 2 0 0 0 0
Kingston upon Thames CON maj URL 48 27 2 18 0 0 1 0
Lambeth LAB maj URL 63 3 58 0 0 1 1 0
Lewisham (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 54 0 53 0 0 1 0 0
Merton LAB maj URL 60 20 36 1 0 0 3 0
Newham (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 60 0 59 0 0 0 1 0
Redbridge LAB maj URL 63 24 36 3 0 0 0 0
Richmond upon Thames CON maj URL 54 38 1 15 0 0 0 0
Southwark LAB maj URL 63 2 48 13 0 0 0 0
Sutton LD maj URL 54 8 0 44 0 0 2 0
Tower Hamlets (M) NOC LAB Mayor URL 45 5 22 1 0 0 17 0
Waltham Forest LAB maj URL 60 16 43 0 0 0 1 0
Wandsworth CON maj URL 60 39 19 0 0 0 2 0
Westminster CON maj URL 60 44 15 0 0 0 1 0

The 100-member Court of Common Council in the City of London was last elected in March 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total IND TFT LAB Vacant Last change
City of London Corporation IND IND URL 100 85 10 5 0 Election, 23 March 2017

Metropolitan borough councils[edit]

Of the 36 boroughs, only Doncaster elects its whole council at once, which last happened in May 2017. The other boroughs are due to hold elections for one third of their seats in May 2018.

These data were last updated on 5 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total CON LAB LD UKIP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Barnsley LAB maj URL 63 4 55 0 0 0 4 0
Birmingham LAB maj URL 120 29 79 9 0 0 1 2
Bolton LAB maj URL 60 16 37 3 4 0 0 0
Bradford LAB maj URL 90 20 49 10 1 3 6 1
Bury LAB maj URL 51 16 30 3 0 0 0 2
Calderdale NOC LAB min URL 51 20 22 5 0 0 2 2
Coventry LAB maj URL 54 13 39 0 0 0 2 0
Doncaster (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 55 7 43 0 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Dudley NOC LAB min URL 72 29 35 0 8 0 0 0
Gateshead LAB maj URL 66 0 54 12 0 0 0 0
Kirklees NOC LAB min URL 69 20 33 9 0 3 4 0
Knowsley LAB maj URL 45 0 42 3 0 0 0 0
Leeds LAB maj URL 99 19 60 9 0 3 8 0
Liverpool (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 90 0 78 4 0 4 2 2
Manchester LAB maj URL 96 0 94 1 0 0 0 1
Newcastle upon Tyne LAB maj URL 78 0 55 20 0 0 3 0
North Tyneside LAB maj URL 60 7 51 2 0 0 0 0
Oldham LAB maj URL 55 2 40 9 2 0 1 1
Rochdale LAB maj URL 60 10 48 2 0 0 0 0
Rotherham LAB maj URL 63 0 48 1 13 0 1 0
Salford (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 60 9 49 0 0 0 1 1
Sandwell LAB maj URL 72 0 70 0 1 0 1 0
Sefton LAB maj URL 66 6 38 17 0 0 5 0
Sheffield LAB maj URL 84 0 55 20 4 4 0 1
Solihull CON maj URL 51 32 1 6 2 10 0 0
South Tyneside LAB maj URL 54 0 53 0 0 0 1 0
St Helens LAB maj URL 48 3 42 3 0 0 0 0
Stockport NOC LAB min URL 63 14 22 21 0 0 5 1
Sunderland LAB maj URL 75 6 66 2 0 0 1 0
Tameside LAB maj URL 57 6 51 0 0 0 0 0
Trafford CON maj URL 63 34 24 3 0 0 1 1
Wakefield LAB maj URL 63 7 53 0 2 0 1 0
Walsall NOC LAB/LD min URL 60 25 28 2 3 0 2 0
Wigan LAB maj URL 75 5 65 0 0 0 5 0
Wirral LAB maj URL 66 21 38 5 0 1 0 1
Wolverhampton LAB maj URL 60 10 49 0 1 0 0 0

Unitary authorities (England)[edit]

Unitary authorities vary in whether they elect to all or a third of their seats at a time. Six of the 55 unitary authorities in England had all of their seats up for election in May 2017.

These data were last updated on 5 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total CON LAB LD UKIP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Bath and North East Somerset CON maj URL 65 37 6 15 0 1 5 1
Bedford (M) NOC LD Mayor URL 40 15 14 9 0 0 2 0
Blackburn with Darwen LAB maj URL 64 16 43 3 0 0 0 2
Blackpool LAB maj URL 42 13 29 0 0 0 0 0
Bournemouth CON maj URL 54 52 0 0 0 1 1 0
Bracknell Forest CON maj URL 42 41 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brighton & Hove NOC LAB min URL 54 20 22 0 0 11 1 0
Bristol (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 70 14 37 8 0 11 0 0
Central Bedfordshire CON maj URL 59 51 2 1 0 0 3 2
Cheshire East CON maj URL 82 51 16 2 0 0 13 0
Cheshire West & Chester LAB maj URL 75 36 38 0 0 0 1 0
Cornwall NOC URL 123 46 5 37 0 0 34 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Darlington LAB maj URL 50 17 29 3 0 0 1 0
Derby LAB maj URL 51 18 26 5 2 0 0 0
Durham LAB maj URL 126 10 74 14 0 0 28 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Riding of Yorkshire CON maj URL 67 48 6 3 3 0 7 0
Halton LAB maj URL 56 2 52 2 0 0 0 0
Hartlepool LAB maj URL 33 3 18 0 6 0 5 1
Herefordshire CON maj URL 53 29 0 2 0 3 19 0
Hull LAB maj URL 59 2 39 17 0 0 1 0
Isle of Wight CON maj URL 40 25 1 2 0 1 11 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Leicester (M) LAB maj URL 54 1 51 1 0 0 0 1
Luton LAB maj URL 48 5 34 8 0 0 1 0
Medway CON maj URL 55 38 15 0 2 0 0 0
Middlesbrough (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 46 5 31 0 0 0 10 0
Milton Keynes NOC LAB min URL 57 22 22 13 0 0 0 0
North East Lincolnshire NOC LAB min URL 42 14 18 5 4 0 1 0
North Lincolnshire CON maj URL 43 26 16 0 0 0 0 1
North Somerset CON maj URL 50 36 3 4 0 1 6 0
Northumberland NOC URL 67 33 24 3 0 0 7 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Nottingham LAB maj URL 55 3 50 0 0 0 1 1
Peterborough NOC CON min URL 60 30 14 7 2 0 6 1
Plymouth NOC CON/UKIP URL 57 27 27 0 3 0 0 0
Poole CON maj URL 42 30 0 7 1 0 4 0
Portsmouth NOC CON min URL 42 20 2 15 3 0 2 0
Reading LAB maj URL 46 10 31 2 0 3 0 0
Redcar & Cleveland NOC LAB min URL 59 11 28 10 0 0 10 0
Rutland CON maj URL 26 18 0 2 0 0 6 0
Shropshire CON maj URL 74 49 8 12 0 1 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Slough LAB maj URL 42 7 33 0 1 0 0 1
South Gloucestershire CON maj URL 70 40 14 16 0 0 0 0
Southampton LAB LAB URL 48 19 25 0 0 0 4 0
Southend-on-Sea NOC CON min URL 51 25 10 2 2 0 11 1
Stockton-on-Tees LAB maj URL 56 13 30 1 0 0 12 0
Stoke-on-Trent NOC IND/CON/UKIP URL 44 7 20 0 1 0 16 0
Swindon CON maj URL 57 30 25 2 0 0 0 0
Telford & Wrekin LAB maj URL 54 21 28 3 0 0 2 0
Thurrock NOC CON min URL 49 18 14 0 17 0 0 0
Torbay (M) CON CON Mayor URL 36 24 0 8 1 0 3 0
Warrington LAB maj URL 58 2 45 11 0 0 0 0
West Berkshire CON maj URL 52 47 0 4 0 0 0 1
Wiltshire CON maj URL 98 68 3 20 0 0 7 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Windsor & Maidenhead CON maj URL 57 53 0 1 0 0 2 1
Wokingham CON maj URL 54 45 1 7 0 0 1 0
York NOC CON/LD URL 47 14 13 12 0 4 2 2

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is a similar single-tier authority, which was also up for election in May 2017. All candidates stood independently.

Council Majority Run by Web Total IND Vacant Last change
Isles of Scilly IND IND URL 16 16 0 Election, 4 May 2017

Unitary authorities (Scotland)[edit]

All 32 Scottish unitary authorities were up for election in May 2017.

These data were last updated on 9 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total SNP CON LAB LD GRN Other Vacant Last change
Aberdeen NOC SNP... URL 45 19 11 9 4 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Aberdeenshire NOC CON... URL 70 21 23 1 14 1 10 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Angus NOC ... URL 28 9 8 0 2 0 9 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Argyll & Bute NOC SNP... URL 36 11 9 0 6 0 10 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Clackmannanshire NOC SNP... URL 18 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Dumfries & Galloway NOC CON... URL 43 11 16 11 1 0 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Dundee NOC SNP... URL 29 14 3 9 2 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Ayrshire NOC SNP... URL 32 14 6 9 0 0 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Dunbartonshire NOC SNP... URL 22 7 6 2 6 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Lothian NOC LAB... URL 22 6 7 9 0 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
East Renfrewshire NOC CON... URL 18 5 7 4 0 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Edinburgh NOC SNP... URL 58 19 18 12 6 8 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Eilean Siar IND IND URL 31 7 1 0 0 0 23 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Falkirk NOC SNP... URL 30 12 7 9 0 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Fife NOC SNP... URL 75 29 15 24 7 0 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Glasgow NOC SNP... URL 85 39 8 31 0 7 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Highland NOC IND... URL 74 22 10 3 10 1 28 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Inverclyde NOC LAB... URL 22 7 2 8 1 0 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Midlothian NOC LAB... URL 18 6 5 7 0 0 9 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Moray NOC SNP... URL 26 9 8 1 0 0 8 0 Election, 4 May 2017
North Ayrshire NOC SNP... URL 33 11 7 11 0 0 4 0 Election, 4 May 2017
North Lanarkshire NOC SNP... URL 77 33 10 32 0 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Orkney IND IND URL 21 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Perth & Kinross NOC CON... URL 40 15 17 1 4 0 3 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Renfrewshire NOC SNP... URL 43 19 8 13 1 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Scottish Borders NOC CON... URL 34 9 15 0 2 0 8 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Shetland IND IND URL 22 1 0 0 0 0 21 0 Election, 4 May 2017
South Ayrshire NOC CON... URL 28 9 12 5 0 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
South Lanarkshire NOC SNP... URL 64 27 14 21 1 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Stirling NOC ... URL 23 9 9 4 0 1 0 0 Election, 4 May 2017
West Dunbartonshire NOC SNP... URL 22 10 2 8 1 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017
West Lothian NOC SNP... URL 33 13 7 12 0 0 1 0 Election, 4 May 2017

Unitary authorities (Wales)[edit]

All 22 Welsh unitary authorities were up for election in May 2017. The deaths of two candidates postponed the elections in one ward in Merthyr Tydfil and one in Ceredigion to 8 June, the day of the general election; no-one stood for election in one single-member ward in Powys.[5]

These data were last updated on 9 May 2017.

Council Majority Run by Web Total LAB PC CON LD GRN Other Vacant Last change
Blaenau Gwent IND IND URL 42 13 1 0 0 0 28 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Bridgend NOC LAB... URL 54 26 3 11 1 0 13 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Caerphilly LAB maj URL 73 50 18 0 0 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Cardiff LAB maj URL 75 39 3 20 8 0 2 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Carmarthenshire NOC PC... URL 74 22 36 0 0 0 16 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Ceredigion NOC PC... URL 42 1 19 0 8 0 13 1 Election, 4 May 2017
Conwy IND IND... URL 59 8 10 16 4 0 21 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Denbighshire NOC CON... URL 47 13 9 16 1 0 8 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Flintshire NOC LAB... URL 70 34 0 6 5 0 25 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Gwynedd PC maj URL 75 1 41 0 1 0 32 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Isle of Anglesey NOC PC... URL 30 2 14 0 1 0 13 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Merthyr Tydfil URL 33 14 0 0 0 0 16 3 Election, 4 May 2017
Monmouthshire CON maj URL 43 10 0 25 3 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Neath Port Talbot LAB maj URL 64 43 15 0 1 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Newport LAB maj URL 50 31 0 12 2 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Pembrokeshire IND IND URL 60 7 6 11 1 0 35 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Powys NOC IND... URL 73 7 2 19 13 1 30 1 Election, 4 May 2017
Rhondda Cynon Taff LAB maj URL 75 47 18 4 1 0 5 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Swansea LAB maj URL 72 46 0 8 2 0 9 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Torfaen LAB maj URL 44 29 0 4 0 0 11 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Vale of Glamorgan NOC CON... URL 47 14 4 23 0 0 6 0 Election, 4 May 2017
Wrexham NOC IND... URL 52 12 3 9 2 0 26 0 Election, 4 May 2017

Northern Ireland[edit]

Elections were last held for the 11 councils in Northern Ireland in May 2014, and will next be held in May 2019.

The councils have mayors, but the position is largely ceremonial.

These data were last updated on 13 May 2017.[6]

Council Majority Run by Web Total DUP SF UUP SDLP ALI TUV PUP GRN Other Vacant Last change
Antrim and Newtownabbey NOC DUP... URL 40 15 3 13 4 4 1 0 0 0 0
Ards and North Down NOC DUP... URL 40 18 0 9 1 7 1 0 2 2 0 Co-option, 24 Oct 2016[7]
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon NOC DUP... URL 41 13 8 11 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 Co-option, 4 Apr 2017[8]
Belfast NOC SF... URL 60 13 19 6 7 8 0 3 1 3 0 Defection, 28 Feb 2017[9]
Causeway Coast and Glens NOC DUP... URL 40 12 7 8 6 1 3 1 0 2 0 Co-option, 22 Sep 2016[10]
Derry and Strabane NOC SF... URL 40 7 16 2 8 0 0 0 0 7 0 Co-option, 5 Apr 2017[11]
Fermanagh and Omagh NOC SF... URL 40 6 16 8 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 Co-option, 2 Jun 2016[12]
Lisburn and Castlereagh NOC DUP... URL 40 19 0 9 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 Co-option, 28 Mar 2017[13]
Mid and East Antrim NOC DUP... URL 40 16 2 9 1 3 4 0 0 5 0 Co-option, 28 Mar 2017[14][15]
Mid-Ulster NOC SF... URL 40 8 18 7 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 Defection, Apr 2017[16]
Newry, Mourne and Down NOC ... URL 41 4 14 3 13 2 0 0 0 5 0 Co-option, 4 Apr 2017[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Open Council Data UK
  2. ^ "Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Recent changes". opencouncildata.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Lincolnshire County Council". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Merthyr Tydfil: 30 seats declared - no final results". ITV News. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Open Council Data UK | Northern Ireland". opencouncildata.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  8. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  9. ^ "Jolene Bunting resigns from TUV with 'heavy heart' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  10. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  11. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  12. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Quinn takes over from Catney on SDLP council team". www.lisburntoday.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  14. ^ "The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland - EONI". www.eoni.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  15. ^ "Father replaces son on council". www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  16. ^ Young, Connla. "SDLP councillor Tony Quinn resigns". The Irish News. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  17. ^ "New Sinn Féin Councillor announced for Newry Council". Newry Times. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 

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