* May 2019 polls: councils list - PA

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.

England (252)

Unitary (47):

Bath & North East Somerset

Bedford

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool

Bournemouth

Christchurch & Poole

Bracknell Forest

Brighton & Hove

Central Bedfordshire

Cheshire East

Cheshire West & Chester

Darlington

Derby

Dorset

East Riding of Yorkshire

Halton

Hartlepool

Herefordshire

Kingston-upon-Hull

Leicester

Luton

Medway

Middlesbrough

Milton Keynes

North East Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire

North Somerset

Nottingham

Peterborough

Plymouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Redcar & Cleveland

Rutland

Slough

South Gloucestershire

Southampton

Southend-on-Sea

Stockton-on-Tees

Stoke-on-Trent

Swindon

Telford & Wrekin

Thurrock

Torbay

West Berkshire

Windsor & Maidenhead Royal

Wokingham

York

 

Metro (33):

Barnsley

Bolton

Bradford

Bury

Calderdale

Coventry

Dudley

Gateshead

Kirklees

Knowsley

Leeds

Liverpool

Manchester

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

North Tyneside

Oldham

Rochdale

St Helens

Salford

Sandwell

Sefton

Sheffield

Solihull

South Tyneside

Stockport

Sunderland

Tameside

Trafford

Wakefield

Walsall

Wigan

Wirral

Wolverhampton

 

Non-met (172):

Allerdale

Amber Valley

Arun

Ashfield

Ashford

Aylesbury Vale (to be confirmed)

Babergh

Barrow-in-Furness

Basildon

Basingstoke & Deane

Bassetlaw

Blaby

Bolsover

Boston

Braintree

Breckland

Brentwood

Broadland

Bromsgrove

Broxbourne

Broxtowe

Burnley

Cambridge

Cannock Chase

Canterbury Carlisle

Castle Point

Charnwood

Chelmsford

Cherwell

Chesterfield

Chichester

Chiltern (tbc)

Chorley

Colchester

Copeland

Cotswold

Craven

Crawley

Dacorum

Dartford

Derbyshire Dales

Dover

East Cambridgeshire

East Devon

East Hampshire

East Hertfordshire

East Lindsey

East Staffordshire

East Suffolk

Eastbourne

Eastleigh

Eden

Elmbridge

Epping Forest

Epsom & Ewell

Erewash

Exeter

Fenland

Folkestone & Hythe

Forest of Dean

Fylde

Gedling

Gravesham

Great Yarmouth

Guildford

Hambleton

Harborough

Harlow

Hart

Havant

Hertsmere

High Peak

Hinckley & Bosworth

Horsham

Hyndburn

Ipswich

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

Lancaster

Lewes

Lichfield

Lincoln

Maidstone

Maldon

Malvern Hills

Mansfield

Melton

Mendip

Mid Devon

Mid Suffolk

Mid Sussex

Mole Valley

New Forest

Newark & Sherwood

North Devon

North East Derbyshire

North Hertfordshire

North Kesteven

North Norfolk

North Warwickshire

North West Leicestershire

Norwich

Oadby & Wigston

Pendle

Preston

Redditch

Reigate & Banstead

Ribble Valley

Richmondshire

Rochford

Rossendale

Rother

Rugby

Runnymede

Rushcliffe

Rushmoor

Ryedale

St Albans

Scarborough

Sedgemoor

Selby

Sevenoaks

Somerset West & Taunton

South Bucks (tbc)

South Derbyshire

South Hams

South Holland

South Kesteven

South Lakeland

South Norfolk

South Oxfordshire

South Ribble

South Somerset

South Staffordshire

Spelthorne

Stafford

Staffordshire Moorlands

Stevenage

Stratford-on-Avon

Surrey Heath

Swale

Tamworth

Tandridge

Teignbridge

Tendring

Test Valley

Tewkesbury

Thanet

Three Rivers

Tonbridge & Malling

Torridge

Tunbridge Wells

Uttlesford

Vale of White Horse

Warwick

Watford

Waverley

Wealden

Welwyn Hatfield

West Devon

West Lancashire

West Lindsey

West Oxfordshire

West Suffolk

Winchester

Woking

Worcester

Worthing

Wychavon

Wycombe (tbc)

Wyre

Wyre Forest

Seats up

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.

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