Local Elections: May 2019 polls: councils list
* Updated December 11 2018: cancellation of elections at seven Northants councils.
Elections take place on May 2 2019 at 252 councils in England, comprising:
- 47 unitary authorities
- 33 metropolitan boroughs
- 172 non-metropolitan districts.
Note that elections that had been due to take place in May at seven non-metropolitan councils in Northamptonshire have been cancelled pending the introduction of two new unitary authorities for the region in 2020. The councils affected by poll cancellations are: Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire, and Wellingborough.
Elections due at another four non-met councils – Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – may also be cancelled following the announcement of a single new authority for Buckinghamshire to be created in 2020.
See separate Council Elections advisory for details of results coverage.
See note below this list for information on which councils have elections for all or a third of their seats this time.
English local authority elections take place on four-year cycles. Some councils have a single poll once every four years when all seats are up for election, others have polls in three of the four years with a third of the seats up each time and a few have polls for half the seats every two years. Sometimes all-up elections take place following boundary changes or council mergers.
Details of which councils have elections that are all-up, by thirds or by halves will be provided here in due course.