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About our 2024 UK Local Elections news

Latest news on the 2024 local elections in the UK, scheduled for 2 May 2024, including results, analysis, commentary and more.

The 2024 UK Local Elections are scheduled to take place on 2 May 2024. They will include elections for councils and mayors in England and police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.

Some of the key elections are:

- London mayoral election: The incumbent mayor of London is Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party, who was re-elected in 2021 with 55.2% of the vote in the second round.
- Metropolitan boroughs: There are thirty-six metropolitan boroughs, which are single-tier local authorities. Thirty of them elect a third of their councillors every year for three years, with no election in each fourth year. These councils hold their elections on the same timetable, which includes elections in 2024. Some of the most populous and competitive metropolitan boroughs are Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, and Liverpool.
- Unitary authorities: There are sixty-two unitary authorities, which are single-tier local authorities. Fifteen of them elect a third of their councillors every year for three years, with no election in each fourth year. These councils hold their elections on the same timetable, which includes elections in 2024. Some of the most populous and competitive unitary authorities are Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Milton Keynes, and Plymouth.


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