England local elections 2019

With all of the results now in both of the two main parties have suffered significant losses, although the Conservatives have fared worse. They lost over 1,300 seats and more than 40 councils.

The Lib Dems were the biggest winners on the night, gaining 700 councillors across the country and several councils, largely at the expense of the Tories. The Green Party and independents also picked up lots of seats.

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Scoreboard

    Conservative
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    93
    -44
    Councillors:
    3564
    -1330
    Labour
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    60
    -6
    Councillors:
    2021
    -84
    Liberal Democrat
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    18
    +10
    Councillors:
    1352
    +706
    Residents' Association
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    2
    +1
    Councillors:
    119
    +49
    Green
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    0
    No results
    Councillors:
    265
    +194
    UK Independence Party
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    0
    No results
    Councillors:
    31
    -145
    Independent Community & Health Concern
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    0
    No results
    Councillors:
    8
    +6
    Liberal Party
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    0
    No results
    Councillors:
    6
    No results
    Others
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    0
    No results
    Councillors:
    0
    No results
    Independent
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    2
    +2
    Councillors:
    1044
    +604
    No Overall Control
    Total
    +/-
    Councils:
    73
    +37
    Councillors:
    No results
    No results

Most Recent

  1. Pilot ID project 'stopped people voting'

    Press Association

    Hundreds of people may have missed out on voting in this year's council elections because of pilot schemes requiring them to prove their identity.

    The Electoral Commission said the trial project saw 2,083 voters refused a ballot paper because they weren't carrying the necessary ID, with up to 758 of them not returning to cast their vote.

    Broxtowe, Derby and North West Leicestershire were three of the 10 areas involved in the pilot.

    Craig Westwood, director of communications, policy and research for the Electoral Commission, said "nearly everyone" in the pilot areas was able to vote and showed the correct ID "without difficulty", but said government needs to "consider carefully the available evidence about the impact of different approaches".

    Polling station
    Quote Message: Important questions remain about how an ID requirement would work in practice, particularly at a national poll with higher levels of turnout." from Craig Westwood Electoral Commission director of communications, policy and research
    Craig WestwoodElectoral Commission director of communications, policy and research
  2. Labour takes charge of council

    Phil McCann

    Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

    Cheshire East Council's first Labour leader has been elected by councillors today.

    Sam Corcoran

    The move comes after the Conservatives lost their majority on the authority in this month's elections.

    It's the first time in the authority's 10-year history that the Tories haven't been in charge.

    Labour’s Sam Corcoran was supported by a group representing most independent candidates along with the Liberal Democrats.

  3. Police probe complaints after 'nasty' election

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Ellis Butcher

    A dozen complaints have been made to Cumbria Police about this month’s “nasty” local elections.

    Few details have been made public, although the police described the allegations as “minor infringements of electoral legislation”.

    Election count

    A candidate in the Eden election told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that they attended a police station in Penrith with their election agent and made a formal complaint to police alleging “false statements about candidates, third-party campaigning and election expenses”.

    The source told the Local Democracy Reporting service: “This year’s election was personal, nasty and dragged reputations through the mud.”

    A police spokesman said: “At the moment, each case has been dealt with by way of advice and guidance, reflecting the nature of the infringements.”

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  5. New leader for Cheshire East Tories after election losses

    Phil McCann

    Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

    The leader of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative Party is to stand down after the party lost 19 seats in last week’s local elections and control of the authority.

    Rachel Bailey

    The party's majority was eaten away by Labour, which gained nine seats, and candidates representing hyper-local independent interests.

    Conservatives occupy 34 of the council's 82 seats.

    Wybunbury councillor Janet Clowes will replace Rachel Bailey later this month after she was unanimously elected by her party colleagues at a meeting last night.

  6. 'Progressive Alliance' to run Wyre Forest District Council

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A "progressive alliance" looks set to seize control of Wyre Forest District Council following last week's local elections.

    Wyre Forest District Council's HQ

    Until Thursday, the authority was Conservative-controlled but the party lost six seats and its majority.

    The Independent Community and Health Concern group gained seats to be the next largest party with nine councillors.

    The council says that group, along with other independents, plus Liberal Democrat and Green councillors, have formed a coalition called the "Progressive Alliance" to run the authority after 22 May.

  7. Leaving the Party

    Video content

    Video caption: Two men quit their parties to run as independents in the local elections. Can they win?

    Two candidates go it alone in the local elections. Rowan has left Labour over antisemitism, Brian has quit the Tories over Brexit. Will their gamble pay off? Grace Dent presents.