Elections were held in 124 English councils on 5 May 2016. Seat change is based on previous comparable election results. NOC: No Overall Control

Council results
Party Councils Seats
Total Net change Total Net change
Labour 58 0 1,326 −18
Conservative 38 −1 842 −48
Liberal Democrat 4 +1 378 +45
Independent 0 0 77 −3
UKIP 0 0 58 +25
Green Party 0 0 45 −3
Residents 0 0 39 +8
Liberal 0 0 4 −1
Respect 0 0 0 −5
No Overall Control 24 0 0 0

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What does the local council do?

With turn-out for local elections far lower than for general ones, you might be asking what do my councillors actually do? If I go and vote, who am I voting for?

Here's our guide to what's at stake today including a handy explainer from the BBC's Chris Mason.

US v UK elections

UK elections become more like their US counterparts.
UK elections become 'Americanised' as the public relations men move in.

This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.
Walsall Council

Walsall Council could to be run by a Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition after the two parties strike a deal following the local election results.

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Labour councillor Sam Tarry on 'preposterous behaviour' of some MPs towards Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour councillor Sam Tarry on 'preposterous behaviour' of some MPs towards Jeremy Corbyn.