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# Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom

## From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page documents political party strengths in the United Kingdom's principal local authorities (commonly known as local councils). The last major change to council compositions was the 6 May 2021 local elections, but changes in party representation arise frequently due to resignations, deaths, by-elections, co-options and changes of affiliation.

Since April 2020 there have been 404 principal local authorities in the UK. England has 339 councils of seven types: 25 county and 188 district councils (two tiers with separate responsibilities covering the same physical area), 56 unitary authorities plus the sui generis Council of the Isles of Scilly, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 32 London boroughs plus the ancient, sui generis City of London Corporation. Scotland has 32 councils, Wales has 22 councils and Northern Ireland has 11 councils. This list does not include parish and town councils, the lowest tier of local government with limited powers.

The 2020 local government elections in England were postponed until 6 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Councillors elected in 2021 in elections that would otherwise have been held in 2020 will only serve three-year terms, so that the next elections for those seats will take place in 2024 as they would have without the pandemic.[2]

Information on political compositions is drawn from council websites and council data aggregators.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

## Summary

This table numbers the seats held by each party as of November 2021.

Party Total England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland
Two-tier London Metro. UA S.G.
County District
Conservative 7,530 1,055 3,622 509 484 1,424 171 263
Labour 5,796 207 1,294 1,095 1,515 981 5 450 243
Liberal Democrats 2,481 230 1,298 158 209 457 61 68
SNP 395 395
Green (all) 485 46 238 14 65 97 17 8
Plaid Cymru 199 199
DUP 114 114
Sinn Féin 104 104
UUP 74 74
UKIP 9 6 1 1 1
SDLP 56 56
Alliance 53 53
Alba Party 14 14
Reform UK 2 2
Others[a] 2,528 94 1,118 53 114 415 111 367 219 50
Vacancies 50 3 30 3 6 8 0 4 8 3
Total 20,224 1,635 7,610 1,833 2,396 3,386 116 1,253 1,227 462
1. ^ "Others" includes lesser known parties and independents. For further detail, see the URLs to council webpages in the tables below.

## Technical information

Councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland[10] elect to each of their seats once every four years, while in Scotland elections are held every five years. English councils may elect to all of their seats at once, roughly half at a time, or roughly one third at a time; councils elsewhere in the UK elect to all of their seats at once. Following boundary changes, councils which normally elect in parts often elect to all seats, and the cycle timing may change (for example in Northern Ireland, the new councils elected in 2014 shadowed the old councils for a year, delaying the second election to 2019). Breakdowns of election schedules are given in the sections for each council type. 16 councils in England are distinguished by having a directly elected mayor, elected every four years (indicated by (M) beside the council name).

Elections in England and Wales use first-past-the-post voting, while Scotland and Northern Ireland use the single transferable vote (STV) system. To facilitate STV, Scottish council wards elect multiple members, while Northern Ireland wards are grouped into District Electoral Areas with the number of councillors elected matching the number of wards.[11]

In the tables below, two "Control" columns indicate political control in each council. The first column indicates the party with a majority, if any. Councils with directly elected mayors have the affiliation of the mayor in the second column. For non-mayoral councils with no overall control (NOC) the second column gives the membership and format of the governing coalition, minority government, or if unknown the largest party followed by ellipsis (...).

## England: two-tier council system

### County councils

Non-metropolitan counties elect their councillors all at once every four years. 22 of the 25 counties had elections in May 2021 and the next elections for them are expected in May 2025. 3 of the 25 counties had elections in May 2017, and their next elections are expected on  5 May 2022

Last full update 12 May 2021.

Council Control Web Total CON LAB LD GP Other Vacant Next election
Cambridgeshire NOC LD+LAB+IND URL 61 28 9 20 4 May 2025
Cumbria NOC LAB+LD URL 84 38 26 15 1 4 5 May 2022
Derbyshire CON maj URL 64 45 14 4 1 May 2025
Devon CON maj URL 60 39 7 9 2 3 May 2025
East Sussex CON maj URL 50 25 5 11 4 3 May 2025
Essex CON maj URL 75 52 5 8 1 9 May 2025
Gloucestershire CON maj URL 53 28 5 16 4 May 2025
Hampshire CON maj URL 78 56 3 17 2 May 2025
Hertfordshire CON maj URL 78 46 7 23 1 1 May 2025
Kent CON maj URL 81 61 7 6 4 2 1 May 2025
Lancashire CON maj URL 84 48 32 2 2 May 2025
Leicestershire CON maj URL 55 42 4 9 May 2025
Lincolnshire CON maj URL 70 54 4 3 9 May 2025
Norfolk CON maj URL 84 58 11 8 3 3 1 May 2025
North Yorkshire CON maj URL 72 54 4 4 10 5 May 2022
Nottinghamshire CON Maj URL 66 37 15 1 13 May 2025
Oxfordshire NOC LD/GRN[c 1] +LAB URL 63 22[c 2] 15[c 2] 21 3 2 May 2025
Somerset CON maj URL 55 35 3 12 2 3 5 May 2022
Staffordshire CON maj URL 62 57 4 1 May 2025
Suffolk CON maj URL 75 55 5 4 9 2 May 2025
Surrey CON maj URL 81 47 2 14 2 16 May 2025
Warwickshire CON maj URL 57 42 6 5 3 1 May 2025
West Sussex CON maj URL 70 48 9 10 1 2 May 2025
Worcestershire CON maj URL 57 45 3 4 3 2 May 2025
1. ^ The LD and GRN councillors formed a single group, the Liberal Democrat Green Alliance, in advance of wider coalition negotiations.[12]
2. ^ a b An administrative error in the 2021 election count for the Banbury Ruscote ward resulted in the Conservative candidate being declared elected instead of the Labour candidate. The Labour Party have announced their intention to launch a legal challenge to rectify the result, which if successful will result in the Conservative Party having 21 councillors and the Labour Party 16.[13]

### District councils

Geographically, non-metropolitan districts are subdivisions of non-metropolitan counties. They have complementary powers to counties and some have ceremonial statuses of borough, royal borough or city. They vary in whether they elect all, half or one-third of their seats at once:

• The seven that elect to half of their seats at a time do so in even years;
• The 58 that elect to a third of their seats all do so in years divisible by 4, two years after that and three years after, so they would held elections in 2016, 2018 and 2019;
• but note that Weymouth and Portland's 2018 election was cancelled pending a merger and all 2020 elections were postponed to 2021;[u 1]
• Of the 137 that elect to all of their seats at once:
• two (Gloucester and Stroud) elect in years divisible by 4 (${\displaystyle 4n}$: 2012, 2016, 2021, 2024...),
• four elect two years after a year divisible by 4 (${\displaystyle 4n+2}$: 2014, 2018, 2022, ...),
• and 131 do so three years after a year divisible by 4 (${\displaystyle 4n+3}$: 2015, 2019, 2023, ...).

69 of the 201 district councils had elections on 3 May 2018 (${\displaystyle 4n+2}$).

Copeland and Mansfield have directly elected mayors. Folkestone & Hythe was known as Shepway before 1 April 2018. Six district councils in Dorset will be subsumed into unitary authorities in 2019.[u 1] The single county and four district councils of Buckinghamshire were subsumed into a single unitary authority in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 202 councillors from all five councils are united in a Shadow Authority until the postponed elections in 2021.[14][u 2]

Last full update 4 May 2019.

Council Control Web Total CON LAB LD GP Other Vacant Cycle Next election
Adur CON maj URL 29 19 7 1 2 halves 5 May 2022
Allerdale NOC IND+CON URL 49 15 14 20 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Amber Valley CON maj URL 45 28 16 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Arun NOC LD min URL 54 21 1 22 2 8 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Ashfield IND maj URL 35 3 2 30 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Ashford CON maj URL 47 26 7 2 12 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Babergh NOC CON+LD+IND URL 32 15 2 3 4 8 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Barrow-in-Furness LAB maj URL 36 12 24 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Basildon CON maj URL 42 22 12 8 thirds 5 May 2022
Basingstoke and Deane CON maj URL 60 33 10 5 6 thirds 5 May 2022
Bassetlaw LAB maj URL 48 5 37 1 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Blaby CON maj URL 39 25 6 6 1 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 23 May 2023
Bolsover NOC LAB+9 IND URL 37 3 17 17 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Boston CON maj URL 30 16 2 12 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Braintree CON maj URL 49 34 2 6 7[d 1] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Breckland CON maj URL 49 37 6 2 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Brentwood CON maj URL 37 22 2 13 thirds 5 May 2022
Broadland CON maj URL 47 32 2 12 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Bromsgrove CON maj URL 31 17 5 3 6[d 2] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Broxbourne CON maj URL 30 27 3 thirds 5 May 2022
Broxtowe NOC LAB+LD+IND URL 44 20 14 5 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Burnley NOC LAB... URL 45 9 18 8 5 5 thirds 5 May 2022
Cambridge LAB maj URL 42 27 12 2 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Cannock Chase CON maj URL 41 24 9 2 1 5 thirds 5 May 2022
Canterbury CON maj URL 39 23 10 6 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Carlisle NOC CON min URL 52 19 13 1 1 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Castle Point CON maj URL 41 21 20 thirds 5 May 2022
Charnwood CON maj URL 52 37 13 1 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Chelmsford LD maj URL 57 21 31 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Cheltenham LD maj URL 40 8 30 2 halves 5 May 2022
Cherwell CON maj URL 48 31 9 3 1 4 thirds 5 May 2022
Chesterfield LAB maj URL 48 28 17 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Chichester NOC CON min URL 36 18 2 11 2 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Chorley LAB maj URL 47 13 29 thirds 5 May 2022
Colchester NOC CON+IND URL 51 23 11 12 2 3 thirds 5 May 2022
Copeland (M) LAB IND Mayor URL 33 10 19 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Cotswold LD maj URL 34 14 18 1 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Craven NOC CON min URL 30 15 3 1 2 9 TBC TBC
Crawley NOC CON... URL 36 18 17 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Dacorum CON maj URL 51 31 19 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Dartford CON maj URL 44 29 10 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Derbyshire Dales CON maj URL 39 20 6 8 2 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Dover CON maj URL 32 19 12 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Cambridgeshire CON maj URL 28 15 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Devon NOC EDA+IND+LD+GRN+LAB URL 60 22 2 7 2 27[d 3] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Hampshire CON maj URL 43 32 2 7 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Hertfordshire CON maj URL 50 40 2 6 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Lindsey CON maj URL 55 29 7 1 18 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Staffordshire CON maj URL 39 25 10 1 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
East Suffolk CON maj URL 88 39 7 3 4 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Eastbourne LD maj URL 27 9 18 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Eastleigh LD maj URL 39 2 32 5 thirds 5 May 2022
Eden NOC LD+LAB+IND URL 38 14 2 10 2 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Elmbridge NOC CON... URL 48 22 9 16 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Epping Forest CON maj URL 58 36 4 3 15[d 4] thirds 5 May 2022
Epsom and Ewell IND IND URL 38 1 3 2 32[d 5] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Erewash CON maj URL 47 27 19 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Exeter LAB maj URL 39 6 28 2 2 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Fareham CON maj URL 31 23 5 3 halves 5 May 2022
Fenland CON maj URL 39 26 2 1 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Folkestone and Hythe NOC CON+GRN+LD+IND URL 30 13 5 2 6 4[d 6] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Forest of Dean NOC IND+GRN+LAB URL 48 9 5 2 6 15 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Fylde CON maj URL 51 31 1 19 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Gedling LAB maj URL 41 8 29 2 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Gloucester CON maj URL 39 26 3 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n}$ 1 May 2025
Gosport CON maj URL 34 19 1 14 halves 5 May 2022
Gravesham LAB maj URL 44 18 24 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Great Yarmouth CON maj URL 39 20 15 4 TBC TBC
Guildford NOC LD+R4GV URL 48 9 2 17 1 19[d 7] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Hambleton CON maj URL 28 24 1 1 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Harborough CON maj URL 37 22 1 11 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Harlow CON maj URL 33 20 13 thirds 5 May 2022
Harrogate CON maj URL 40 31 7 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ 5 May 2022
Hart NOC LD+IND URL 33 12 10 11[d 8] thirds 5 May 2022
Hastings LAB maj URL 32 12 19 1 halves 5 May 2022
Havant CON maj URL 38 36 1 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Hertsmere CON maj URL 39 29 7 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
High Peak LAB maj URL 43 16 22 3 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Hinckley and Bosworth LD maj URL 34 11 2 21 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Horsham CON maj URL 44 32 13 2 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Huntingdonshire CON maj URL 52 30 4 7 11 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ 5 May 2022
Hyndburn LAB maj URL 35 12 22 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Ipswich LAB maj URL 48 15 30 3 thirds 5 May 2022
King's Lynn and West Norfolk CON maj URL 62 28 10 1 1 15 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Lancaster NOC LAB+GRN+LD URL 60 12 21 3 10 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Lewes NOC LD+GRN+LAB+IND URL 41 19 3 9 8 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Lichfield CON maj URL 47 34 10 1 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Lincoln LAB maj URL 33 10 22 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Maidstone CON maj URL 55 29 4 17 5 thirds 5 May 2022
Maldon CON maj URL 31 17 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Malvern Hills NOC IND+LD+GRN URL 38 13 1 9 5 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mansfield (M) NOC LAB Mayor URL 36 2 15 19 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Melton CON maj URL 28 22 1 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mendip NOC LD min URL 47 10 22 10 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mid Devon NOC IND+LD URL 42 18 12 2 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mid Suffolk NOC CON+IND URL 34 16 5 12 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mid Sussex CON maj URL 54 34 13 3 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Mole Valley LD maj URL 41 12 22 7 thirds 5 May 2022
New Forest CON maj URL 60 46 13 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Newark and Sherwood CON maj URL 39 27 7 2 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Newcastle-under-Lyme NOC CON min URL 44 17 19 3 4 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ 5 May 2022
North Devon LD maj URL 43 11 21 2 8 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North East Derbyshire CON maj URL 53 30 18 3 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North Hertfordshire NOC CON... URL 49 23 15 11 thirds 5 May 2022
North Kesteven IND IND URL 43 20 23 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North Norfolk LD maj URL 40 6 30 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North Warwickshire CON maj URL 35 21 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North West Leicestershire CON maj URL 38 20 10 4 1 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Norwich LAB maj URL 39 26 3 9 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Nuneaton and Bedworth CON CON maj URL 34 24 7 1 2 halves 5 May 2022
Oadby and Wigston LD maj URL 26 2 24 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Oxford LAB maj URL 48 34 9 3 2 halves 5 May 2022
Pendle CON maj URL 33 18 10 5 thirds 5 May 2022
Preston LAB maj URL 48 11 30 7 thirds 5 May 2022
Redditch CON maj URL 29 25 4 thirds 5 May 2022
Reigate and Banstead CON maj URL 51 28 3 7 7 thirds 5 May 2022
Ribble Valley CON maj URL 40 28 10 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Richmondshire NOC 9 IND+LD+GRN URL 34 10 3 1 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Rochford CON maj URL 39 27 3 1 8[d 9] thirds 6 May 2021
Rossendale NOC LAB... URL 36 15 18 3 thirds 5 May 2022
Rother NOC IND+LD URL 38 14 3 7 1 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Rugby CON maj URL 42 25 8 9 thirds 5 May 2022
Runnymede CON maj URL 42 26 1 3 11 thirds 5 May 2022
Rushcliffe CON maj URL 44 29 7 3 2 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Rushmoor CON maj URL 39 29 9 1 thirds 5 May 2022
Ryedale NOC CON min URL 30 12 2 16 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Scarborough NOC LAB+10 IND URL 50 14 13 2 17 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Sedgemoor CON maj URL 48 28 12 7 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Selby CON maj URL 31 16 8 7 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Sevenoaks CON maj URL 54 46 1 3 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Somerset West and Taunton LD maj URL 59 9 3 32 2 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Cambridgeshire LD maj URL 45 11 2 30 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ 5 May 2022
South Derbyshire CON maj URL 36 22 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Hams CON maj URL 31 16 10 3 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Holland CON maj URL 37 24 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Kesteven CON maj URL 56 40 3 2 11 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Lakeland LD maj URL 51 14 3 33 1 TBC TBC
South Norfolk CON maj URL 46 35 1 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Oxfordshire NOC LD+GRN URL 36 10 3 13 6 4[d 10] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Ribble NOC LAB min URL 50 23 21 5 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Somerset LD maj URL 60 15 41 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
South Staffordshire CON maj URL 49 35 1 3 10 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Spelthorne NOC CON min URL 39 16 2 7 2 11 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
St Albans LD maj URL 58 23 2 30 1 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Stafford CON maj URL 40 22 10 1 7 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Staffordshire Moorlands NOC CON min URL 56 25 13 1 17 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Stevenage LAB maj URL 39 11 22 6 thirds 5 May 2022
Stratford-on-Avon CON maj URL 36 20 11 1 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Stroud NOC CON... URL 50 20 15 3 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n}$ 2 May 2024
Surrey Heath CON maj URL 40 18 1 10 2 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Swale NOC LAB+LD+10 IND URL 47 16 11 5 2 13 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Tamworth CON maj URL 30 26 3 1[d 11] thirds 5 May 2022
Tandridge NOC CON... URL 42 14 9 18[d 12] thirds 5 May 2022
Teignbridge LD maj URL 46 12 26 9 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Tendring NOC CON+UKIP+9 IND URL 48 18 6 2 22[d 13] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Test Valley CON maj URL 48 24 12 7 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Tewkesbury CON maj URL 38 23 8 1 6[d 14] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Thanet NOC LAB min URL 56 26 17 4 9[d 15] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Three Rivers LD maj URL 39 11 3 23 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Tonbridge and Malling CON maj URL 54 39 1 9 2 3[d 16] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Torridge NOC n/a[d 17] URL 36 10 3 2 2 19 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Tunbridge Wells NOC CON... URL 48 24 5 13 6[d 18] thirds 5 May 2022
Uttlesford RFU maj URL 39 5 5 2 27[d 19] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Vale of White Horse LD maj URL 38 7 30 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Warwick NOC CON+RA URL 44 19 5 9 8 3[d 20] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Watford LD maj URL 36 10 24 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Waverley NOC RA+LD URL 57 21 2 15 2 17[d 21] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Wealden CON maj URL 55 32 5 2 6[d 22] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Welwyn Hatfield CON maj URL 48 28 9 11 thirds 5 May 2022
West Devon NOC n/a[d 23] URL 31 15 2 2 12 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
West Lancashire NOC LAB... URL 54 20 26 8 thirds 5 May 2022
West Lindsey NOC CON+GI+2 IND URL 36 17 12 7[d 24] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
West Oxfordshire CON maj URL 49 28 8 10 1 2 thirds 5 May 2022
West Suffolk CON maj URL 64 40 4 1 19[d 25] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Winchester LD maj URL 45 16 27 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Woking NOC CON... URL 30 13 3 12 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Worcester CON maj URL 35 18 11 2 4 thirds 5 May 2022
Worthing CON maj URL 37 19 15 3 thirds 5 May 2022
Wychavon CON maj URL 45 36 6 2 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Wyre CON maj URL 50 37 8 5[d 26] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Wyre Forest NOC ICHC+IND+GRN min URL 33 12 2 3 1 15[d 27] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
1. ^ 4 Halstead Residents' Association Party
2. ^ 1 Wythall Residents' Association
3. ^
4. ^ 13 Loughton Residents Association; 1 For Britain Movement
5. ^ 32 Residents Associations of Epsom and Ewell
6. ^ 2 UKIP
7. ^
8. ^
9. ^ 2 Rochford District Residents
10. ^ 3 Henley Residents Group
11. ^ 1 UKIP
12. ^ 8 Oxted & Limpsfield Residents Group
13. ^ 4 Tendring First, 3 Holland-on-Sea and Eastcliff Matters
14. ^ 2 Tewkesbury and Twyning Independents
15. ^ 6 Thanet Independents
16. ^ 3 Independent Alliance (Kent)
17. ^ Torridge uses a committee system of governance; thus, there is no partisan council cabinet
18. ^ 5 Tunbridge Wells Alliance
19. ^ 24 Residents for Uttlesford, 2 Uttlesford Independent Group
20. ^ 3 Whitnash Residents' Association
21. ^ 15 Farnham Residents
22. ^ 4 Independent Democrats
23. ^ West Devon uses a committee system of governance; thus, there is no partisan council cabinet
24. ^ 2 Gainsborough Independents; 2 Lincolnshire Independents
25. ^ 6 West Suffolk Independents
26. ^ 3 Wyre Alliance; 2 Wyre Residents' Group
27. ^

## England: unitary authorities

Unitary authorities vary in whether they elect to all or a third of their seats at a time.

• The 17 that elect by thirds do so in leap years except 2020 (${\displaystyle 4n}$: 2016, 2021, 2024...), two years after leap years (${\displaystyle 4n+2}$: 2018, 2022...) and three years after (${\displaystyle 4n+3}$: 2019, 2023...), as in district and metropolitan borough councils.
• Of the other 38 councils that elect to all of their seats at once:
• two, Warrington and Bristol, elect in leap years (${\displaystyle 4n}$),
• six elect in the year after leap years (${\displaystyle 4n+1}$: 2017, 2021...),
• and 30 elect three years after leap years (${\displaystyle 4n+3}$).

Five UAs have directly elected mayors.

Last full update 4 May 2019.

Council Control Web Total CON LAB LD GP Other Vacant Schedule Next election
Bath and North East Somerset LD maj URL 59 11 5 37 6 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Bedford (M) NOC LD Mayor URL 40 11 11 15 2 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Blackburn with Darwen LAB maj URL 51 13 36 2 thirds 4 May 2023
Blackpool LAB maj URL 42 15 23 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole NOC CON min URL 76 36 3 14 2 19[u 3] 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Bracknell Forest CON maj URL 42 38 3 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Brighton & Hove NOC GRN min URL 54 13 18 19 4[u 4] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Bristol (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 70 14 36 9 11 all, ${\displaystyle 4n}$ 6 May 2021
Buckinghamshire CON Maj URL 147 113 4 15 1 14 TBC TBC
Central Bedfordshire CON maj URL 59 41 1 3 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Cheshire East NOC LAB+IND URL 82 32 24 4 21[u 5] 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Cheshire West and Chester NOC LAB min URL 75 27 35 2 1 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Cornwall NOC LD+IND URL 123 45 4 35 38[u 6] 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Darlington NOC CON min URL 50 22 19 3 2 4 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Derby NOC CON min URL 51 20 15 8 8[u 7] thirds 6 May 2021
Dorset CON maj URL 82 43 1 29 4 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Durham LAB maj URL 126 10 74 14 28[u 8] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
East Riding of Yorkshire CON maj URL 67 48 9 10[u 9] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Halton LAB maj URL 56 2 51 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Hartlepool NOC IND UNION + CON + VET min URL 32 4 10 18[u 10] thirds 6 May 2021
Herefordshire NOC IND+OUR COUNTY+GRN URL 53 13 7 7 26[u 11] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Isle of Wight CON maj URL 40 25 1 2 12[u 12] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Kingston upon Hull LAB maj URL 57 2 31 24 thirds 6 May 2021
Leicester (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 54 51 1 1 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Luton LAB maj URL 48 4 32 12 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Medway CON maj URL 55 33 20 2 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Middlesbrough (M) NOC IND Mayor URL 46 3 20 23 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Milton Keynes NOC LAB min URL 57 19 23 15 thirds 6 May 2021
North East Lincolnshire CON maj URL 42 23 14 4 1 thirds 6 May 2021
North Lincolnshire CON maj URL 43 27 16 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
North Northamptonshire CON maj URL 78 60 14 0 3 1 TBC TBC
North Somerset NOC IND+LD+GRN URL 50 13 6 11 3 17 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Northumberland NOC CON min URL 67 33 24 3 7[u 13] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Nottingham LAB maj URL 55 2 50 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Peterborough NOC CON min URL 60 27 17 9 2 4 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Plymouth CON min URL 57 25 23 9 thirds 5 May 2022
Portsmouth NOC LD min URL 42 16 6 18 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Reading LAB maj URL 46 10 30 2 4 thirds 6 May 2021
Redcar & Cleveland NOC IND+LD URL 59 11 15 13 20 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Rutland CON min URL 27 13 1 4 1 8 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Shropshire CON maj URL 74 48 6 12 1 6 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Slough LAB maj URL 42 5 37 thirds 6 May 2021
South Gloucestershire CON maj URL 70 33 11 17 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Southampton LAB LAB URL 48 18 29 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Southend-on-Sea NOC LAB+IND+LD URL 51 23 13 1 10 thirds 6 May 2021
Stockton-on-Tees NOC LAB min URL 56 14 24 2 16 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Stoke-on-Trent NOC CON+11 IND URL 44 15 15 14 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Swindon CON maj URL 57 31 24 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Telford & Wrekin LAB maj URL 54 13 34 4 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Thurrock CON CON min URL 49 29 16 4 thirds 6 May 2021
Torbay NOC LD+IND[15] URL 36 15 13 8 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Warrington LAB maj URL 58 1 44 12 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n}$ 6 May 2021
West Berkshire CON maj URL 52 24 16 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
West Northamptonshire CON maj URL 93 66 20 5 0 2 TBC TBC
Wiltshire CON maj URL 98 63 3 21 10 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Windsor & Maidenhead Royal CON maj URL 57 23 9 9[u 14] all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
Wokingham CON maj URL 54 31 3 16 4 thirds 6 May 2021
York NOC LD+GRN URL 47 2 17 21 4 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ 4 May 2023
1. ^ a b On 1 April 2019, Bournemouth and Poole unitary authorities and the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset County will be replaced by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole unitary authority, and the remaining five districts of Dorset County by Dorset unitary authority (entailing the abolition of the county, the six districts and the two unitary authorities). First elections to the two new councils will be on 2 May 2019. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council elections will take place every 4 years after that (elections in ${\textstyle 4n+3}$ years), while the first two terms of Dorset Council will last 5 years (${\textstyle 5n+4}$), with terms reverting to 4 years from 2029 (${\displaystyle 4n+1}$). – S.I. 2018/648. The one-third elections originally scheduled for Weymouth West and Portland District Council on 3 May 2018 were cancelled. – Weymouth & Portland area elections and referendums www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
2. ^ The members of the county council and four district councils of Buckinghamshire combined into a Shadow Authority for the new Buckinghamshire Council unitary authority on 1 April 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the first elections to the new 147-seat structure were postponed until 6 May 2021.
3. ^ 5 Poole People; 1 Alliance for Local Living
4. ^ 1 Independent Councillor elected in 2019. 1 Labour Councillor lost the whip and became an independent in 2020, whilst 2 others resigned the whip shortly thereafter; all three now sit as Independents. These events lead to Labour allowing the Greens to form a minority administration in July 2020.
5. ^ 2 Real Independent Group; 2 independent - non grouped
6. ^ 4 Mebyon Kernow; 2 Standalone Independent
7. ^
8. ^ 7 Derwentside Independents; 5 Spennymoor Independents; 3 North East Party
9. ^
10. ^ 6 Independent Union; 4 Socialist Labour Party; 3 Putting Seaton First; 1 For Britain Movement; 1 Veterans and People's Party
11. ^ 12 Herefordshire Independents; 8 It's our County; 5 True Independents
12. ^
13. ^ 3 Bedlington Independents
14. ^ 3 West Windsor Residents Association (WWRA); 3 tBf - the Borough first; 2 Old Windsor Residents Association; 1 National Flood Prevention Party

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

Council Control Web Total IND Vacant Last change
Isles of Scilly IND IND URL 16 16 Election, 4 May 2017

## England: metropolitan borough councils

Of the 36 metropolitan borough councils:

• three elect to all of their seats at once:
• Rotherham in a leap year except 2020 (${\displaystyle 4n}$: 2016, 2021, 2024...),
• Doncaster in the year after a leap year (${\displaystyle 4n+1}$: 2017, 2021...),
• Birmingham two years after (${\displaystyle 4n+2}$: 2018, 2022...);
• the other 33 boroughs hold elections for one third of their seats at a time, all with seats elected to either in ${\displaystyle 4n}$, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ or ${\displaystyle 4n+3}$ years.

Doncaster, Liverpool and Salford are mayoral metropolitan boroughs.

Last full update 4 May 2019.

Council Control Web Total CON LAB LD GP Other Vacant Schedule Next election
Barnsley LAB maj URL 63 3 49 4 7 thirds 4 May 2023
Birmingham LAB maj URL 101 25 67 8 1 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+2}$ 5 May 2022
Bolton NOC CON min URL 60 20 22 6 11 1 thirds 4 May 2023
Bradford LAB maj URL 90 22 52 9 2 5 thirds 4 May 2023
Bury LAB maj URL 51 16 29 4 2 thirds 4 May 2023
Calderdale LAB maj URL 51 14 28 7 2 thirds 4 May 2023
Coventry LAB maj URL 54 13 40 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Doncaster (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 55 7 43 5 all, ${\displaystyle 4n+1}$ 6 May 2021
Dudley NOC CON min URL 72 35 35 1 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Gateshead LAB maj URL 66 52 14 thirds 6 May 2021
Kirklees LAB maj URL 69 16 36 10 3 4 thirds 6 May 2021
Knowsley LAB maj URL 45 37 3 3 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Leeds LAB maj URL 99 23 58 8 3 7 thirds 6 May 2021
Liverpool (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 90 72 10 4 4 thirds 6 May 2021
Manchester LAB maj URL 96 93 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne LAB maj URL 78 52 20 6 thirds 6 May 2021
North Tyneside LAB maj URL 60 7 51 1 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Oldham LAB maj URL 60 4 45 8 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Rochdale LAB maj URL 60 9 47 4 thirds 6 May 2021
Rotherham LAB maj URL 63 44 1 15 3 all, ${\displaystyle 4n}$ 6 May 2021
Salford (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 60 8 50 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Sandwell LAB maj URL 72 10 60 2 thirds 5 May 2022
Sefton LAB maj URL 66 6 43 12 5 thirds 6 May 2021
Sheffield LAB maj URL 84 46 26 8 1 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Solihull CON maj URL 51 26 3 6 14 2 thirds 6 May 2021
South Tyneside LAB maj URL 54 1 44 3 6 thirds 6 May 2021
St Helens LAB maj URL 48 3 37 4 2 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Stockport NOC LAB min URL 63 8 26 26 12 thirds 6 May 2021
Sunderland LAB maj URL 75 18 42 12 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Tameside LAB maj URL 57 5 51 1 thirds 6 May 2021
Trafford LAB maj URL 63 20 36 4 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Wakefield LAB maj URL 63 11 49 1 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Walsall CON maj URL 60 32 26 2 thirds 6 May 2021
Wigan LAB maj URL 75 8 57 10 thirds 6 May 2021
Wirral NOC LAB min URL 66 22 32 6 3 3 thirds 6 May 2021
Wolverhampton LAB maj URL 60 16 43 1 thirds 5 May 2022

## London borough councils

The London Assembly is (together with the elected Mayor of London) the governing body for the Greater London Authority. Within its administrative area, the 32 borough councils perform lower functions.

Elections to all seats of all 32 London boroughs were last held in May 2018 and will next be held in May 2022.

Last full update 28 March 2019.

Council Control Web Total CON LAB LD GP Other Vacant
Barking & Dagenham LAB maj URL 51 51
Barnet CON maj URL 63 37 24 2[l 1]
Bexley CON maj URL 45 34 10 1 [l 2]
Brent LAB maj URL 63 3 59 1
Bromley CON maj URL 60 50 8 2 [l 3]
Camden LAB maj URL 54 7 43 3 1
Croydon LAB maj URL 70 29 41
Ealing LAB maj URL 69 8 57 4
Enfield LAB maj URL 63 16 44 3 [l 4]
Greenwich LAB maj URL 51 9 42
Hackney (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 57 5 52
Hammersmith & Fulham LAB maj URL 46 11 35
Haringey LAB maj URL 57 41 15 1 [l 2]
Harrow LAB maj URL 63 28 35
Havering NOC CON+6 IND URL 54 26 5 23 [l 5]
Hillingdon CON maj URL 65 44 21
Hounslow LAB maj URL 60 9 51
Islington LAB maj URL 48 47 1
Kensington & Chelsea CON maj URL 50 36 13 1
Kingston upon Thames LD maj URL 48 9 38 1
Lambeth LAB maj URL 63 1 57 5
Lewisham (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 54 53 1 [l 2]
Merton LAB maj URL 60 17 34 6 3[l 6]
Newham (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 60 60
Redbridge LAB maj URL 63 12 51
Richmond upon Thames LD maj URL 54 11 39 4
Southwark LAB maj URL 63 49 14
Sutton LD maj URL 54 18 33 3 [l 7]
Tower Hamlets (M) LAB LAB Mayor URL 45 1 41 1 2 [l 8]
Waltham Forest LAB maj URL 60 14 46
Wandsworth CON maj URL 60 33 26 1 [l 9]
Westminster CON maj URL 60 41 19

The 100-member Court of Common Council of the City of London, a municipal corporation, was last elected in March 2017. Most members are non-aligned; the largest party is Temple & Farringdon Together[16] and the only national party represented is Labour.

Council Control Web Total IND TFT LAB Vacant Last change
City of London Corporation IND IND URL 100 85 10 5 By-election, 30 April 2019
1. ^ 1 ex-Labour, 1 ex-Conservative
2. ^ a b c 1 Independent (ex-Labour)
3. ^ 2 Independents
4. ^ 1 Suspended from Conservative Party, 2 ex-Labour
5. ^ 22 various Residents Associations, 1 Independent
6. ^ Merton Park Independent Residents
7. ^ 3 Sutton Independent Residents
8. ^ 1 Aspire, 1 Independent (ex-Conservative)
9. ^ 1 Independent

## Scotland

All 32 Scottish unitary authorities had all their seats up for election by Single Transferable Vote in May 2017. Elections are on a five-year cycle and are next due on 5 May 2022. Currently, none of the mainland councils are controlled by the "big four" parties in Scotland, and the three island councils are controlled by local independents.

Political control may be held by minority governments (min), coalitions (co), joint leadership arrangements (j.l.) or partnership working arrangements (p.w.).[7]

Last update 30 March 2021.[17][18]

Council Control Web Total SNP CON LAB LD SGP Alba Other Vacant Upcoming by-elections
Aberdeen NOC CON+ALAB[s 1]+IND co URL 45 19 10 9[s 1] 3 4
Aberdeenshire NOC CON+LD+IND co URL 70 16 20 1 13 3 17
Angus NOC CON+IND+LD co URL 28 9 8 1 10
Argyll & Bute NOC CON+LD+IND co[19] URL 36 11 10 5 10
Clackmannanshire NOC SNP min[20] URL 18 8 4 5 1
Dumfries & Galloway NOC LAB+SNP co URL 43 10 16 10 1 6
Dundee NOC SNP+IND co URL 29 13 3 8 2 3
East Ayrshire NOC SNP min URL 32 14 6 9 3
East Dunbartonshire NOC LD+CON co[21] URL 22 7 6 2 6 1
East Lothian NOC LAB min URL 22 6 7 9
East Renfrewshire NOC SNP+LAB co URL 18 5 5 4 4
Edinburgh NOC SNP+LAB co[22] URL 63 16 17 11 6 8 5
Falkirk NOC SNP min[23] URL 29 12 7 8 2
Fife NOC SNP+LAB j.l.[24] URL 75 29 14 23 7 2
Glasgow NOC SNP min[25] URL 85 35 7 30 6 2 5
Highland NOC IND+LD+LAB co URL 74 18 10 3 11 32
Inverclyde NOC LAB min URL 22 6 2 8 1 1 4
Midlothian NOC LAB min URL 18 7 5 6
Moray NOC SNP min URL 26 8 9 1 8
Na h-Eileanan Siar IND IND URL 31 6 1 1 1 22
North Ayrshire NOC LAB min URL 33 9 8 11 1 4
North Lanarkshire NOC LAB min URL 77 26 8 31 2 10
Orkney IND IND URL 21 1 20
Perth & Kinross NOC CON min URL 40 13 18 1 5 3
Renfrewshire NOC SNP min URL 43 19 8 13 1 1
Scottish Borders NOC CON+IND co URL 34 8 15 2 9
Shetland IND IND URL 22 1 21
South Ayrshire NOC SNP+LAB+IND p.w. URL 28 9 12 5 2
South Lanarkshire NOC SNP min URL 64 25 12 17 3 7
Stirling NOC SNP+LAB URL 23 7 9 4 1 1 1
West Dunbartonshire NOC SNP+IND URL 22 10 2 8 2
West Lothian NOC LAB min URL 33 14 7 11 1
1. ^ a b 9 Aberdeen Labour (Councillors suspended by Labour from party for their coalition with Conservatives).

## Wales

All 22 Welsh unitary authorities had all of their seats up for election in May 2017, and the next elections are expected on 6 May 2022. 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 2017 general election. No-one stood for election in one single-member ward in Powys, necessitating a by-election on 22 June for which six parties stood.[26][27][28]

Last update 14 November 2021.

Council Control Web Total LAB PC CON LD GP Other Vacant
Blaenau Gwent IND IND URL 42 13 29[w 1]
Bridgend NOC LAB min URL 54 25 2 7 1 19[w 2]
Caerphilly LAB maj URL 73 49 18 6[w 3]
Cardiff LAB maj URL 75 39 21 11 4[w 4]
Carmarthenshire NOC PC+IND URL 74 17 38 19[w 5]
Ceredigion NOC PC+IND URL 42 20 8 14[w 6]
Conwy NOC CON+IND URL 59 8 10[w 7] 14 4 23[w 8]
Denbighshire NOC CON+PC+IND URL 47 11 10 15 11[w 9]
Flintshire NOC LAB min URL 70 34 6 6[w 10] 24[w 11]
Gwynedd PC maj URL 75 1 40 1 33[w 12]
Isle of Anglesey NOC PC+IND URL 30 2 14 1 13[w 13]
Merthyr Tydfil IND maj URL 33 15[w 7] 18[w 14]
Monmouthshire CON maj URL 43 10 25 3 5[w 15]
Neath Port Talbot LAB maj URL 64 39 15 1 9[w 16]
Newport LAB maj URL 50 31 12 2 5[w 15]
Pembrokeshire IND IND+LAB+LD+PC URL 60 7 6 11 1 35[w 17]
Powys NOC IND+CON URL 73 8[w 18] 2 17 14[w 18] 1 31[w 19]
Rhondda Cynon Taf LAB maj URL 75 47 17 3 8[w 20]
Swansea LAB maj URL 72 48 9 7 8[w 21]
Torfaen LAB maj URL 44 27 4 13[w 22]
Vale of Glamorgan NOC LAB+IND URL 47 13 4 14 16[w 23]
Wrexham NOC IND+CON URL 52 12 4 8 2 26[w 24]
1. ^ 29 Independents including 1 ex-Plaid Cymru
2. ^ 18 Independents
3. ^ 6 Independents
4. ^ 1 Independent, 3 Propel
5. ^ 19 Independents
6. ^ 14 Independents including 1 ex-Labour
7. ^ a b 1 ex-Independent
8. ^ 23 Independents including 1 ex-Plaid, 2 ex-Conservative
9. ^ 11 Independents
10. ^ Includes 1 Independent who sits with the Lib Dems Group
11. ^ 24 Independents
12. ^ 33 Independents including 1 ex-Plaid
13. ^ 13 Independents including 1 ex-Lib Dem
14. ^ 18 Independents
15. ^ a b 5 Independents
16. ^ 8 Independents, 1 Welsh National Party (ex-Plaid),
17. ^ 13 Independents, 22 non-aligned
18. ^ a b 1 ex-Conservative
19. ^ 30 Independents, 1 Abolish The Welsh Assembly Party
20. ^ 7 Independents including 1 ex-Lib Dem, 1 Cynon Valley Party
21. ^ 7 Independents, 1 non-aligned
22. ^ 13 Independents
23. ^ 15 Independents
24. ^ 25 Independents, 1 non-aligned

## Northern Ireland

Elections were held for 11 newly created councils in Northern Ireland in May 2014, and May 2019 and on a four-year cycle after that.[29] All seats are filled at once by Single Transferable vote within district electoral areas of 5 to 7 wards.

The councils have ceremonial mayors elected by council members. Uniquely in the UK, vacancies are filled by co-option by whichever party won the seat at the previous election.

Last update 23 November 2021.[30]

Council Control Web Total DUP SF UUP SDLP APNI GP TUV PBP PUP Aontú CCLA Independent Vacant
Antrim and Newtownabbey NOC DUP largest party URL 40 14 5 9 4 7 1
Ards and North Down NOC DUP largest party URL 40 13 8 1 10 3 1 4
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon NOC DUP largest party URL 41 11 10 10 6 3 1
Belfast NOC SF largest party URL 60 15 18 2 6 10 4 3 2
Causeway Coast and Glens NOC DUP largest party URL 40 13 9 6 4 2 1 5
Derry City and Strabane NOC SF/SDLP largest parties URL 40 6 11 3 11 2 2 1 4
Fermanagh and Omagh NOC SF largest party URL 40 5 15 9 5 1 1 4
Lisburn and Castlereagh NOC DUP largest party URL 40 14 2 11 2 9 1 1
Mid and East Antrim NOC DUP largest party URL 40 16 2 6 1 7 5 3
Mid-Ulster NOC SF largest party URL 40 9 18 6 5 1 2
Newry, Mourne and Down NOC SF largest party URL 41 3 14 3 11 2 1 5
Total 462 119 105 73 56 53 8 7 5 3 2 1 30

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