Local Elections 2018
LGC’s Council control map shows the political makeup of councils following the elections on 4 May 2018. Click the image below to see a full-size version of the map. A hard copy will be sent out to subcribers with this week’s print issue of LGC. (If the map fails to display try a different browser).
Last Thursday’s contests were local elections: local polls for local residents to elect local leaders to decide local priorities.
Returning officers trialing voter ID registration have told LGC of the benefits the system could produce if it were to be rolled out nationally
Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher examine the impact of 2018’s local polls for LGC
“In a way it is good for democracy that people are participating in elections but there were hundreds of activists not from [the area]”
LGC’s second briefing of the day on the local elections
“South Yorkshire is a place of huge potential. I am utterly committed to repaying the faith and the trust the public have placed in me.”
“Voters felt the Conservative party was showing leadership in the national interest in a way they felt… Jeremy Corbyn simply wasn’t”
“We have to make sure we work with the government to make sure that unnecessary barriers [to voting] are not left in place”
The party has triumphed in Hackney, Lewisham and Newham LBCs
Three councils where significant local controversy has not had any major impact at the ballot box
A bonus breakfast briefing analysing the election results in so far
Keep up to date with the local election results with LGC’s interactive map
Labour fell just two seats short of the Conservatives in 2014 but failed to build on that result from four years ago
Labour made only marginal gains across London in the 2018 local election, winning no new councils in the capital overnight.
Labour has so far largely failed to make the breakthroughs it anticipated on a night in which a Ukip wipeout largely benefitted the Tories.
Stay up-to-date with LGC’s analysis and commentary of this year’s local elections