118 councils in England
8 directly elected mayors in England
40 Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales
Local elections in the United Kingdom are scheduled to be held on Thursday 7 May 2020, contesting about 118 English local councils, 8 directly elected mayors in England and 40 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. There will also be an election to the London Assembly in conjunction with the London mayoral election.
With the exception of those areas that have had boundary changes, the seats up for election were last contested in the 2016 local elections.
New unitary authorities to replace the county and district councils in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire are due to hold their inaugural elections this year.
The local elections in May 2019 across a majority of council's in England saw the Conservative party suffer significant losses to the Liberal Democrats, who regained council's they lost to the Conservatives in 2015. The Labour party, though made gains in some areas had a net loss of over 80 seats in traditionally Labour voting areas, particularly to independent candidates. Local elections also took place at the same time in Northern Ireland, which saw a rise in the Alliance Party's representation across the region. At the 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom, a few weeks after, the Conservatives had their lowest share of the vote in a nation-wide election in their history, with the Brexit party and the Liberal Democrats coming first and second, respectively.
On 12 December 2019, there was a general election.
Two of 36 metropolitan boroughs have all of its seats up for election.
33 of 36 metropolitan boroughs have one-third of their seats up for election.
|Bolton||20||60||No overall control (Conservative minority with Lib Dem/UKIP/Independent support)|
|Dudley||24||72||No overall control (Conservative minority)|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||26||78||Labour|
|Stockport||21||63||No overall control (Labour minority)|
|Wirral||22||66||No overall control (Labour minority)|
|All 33 councils||726||2,181|
5 unitary authorities have all of their seats up for election including 3 new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. Due to Northamptonshire County Council going bankrupt, South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry and Northamptonshire County Council will merge to create West Northamptonshire; Whilst Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough will merge to form North Northamptonshire. Another new election will take place in Buckinghamshire where the county council with its four district councils Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire and Wycombe.
|Buckinghamshire*||-||New council (predecessor authorities were all Conservative)|
|North Northamptonshire*||-||New council (predecessor authorities were all Conservative)|
|West Northamptonshire*||-||New council (predecessor authorities were all Conservative except Corby which was Labour)|
|All 5 councils||-||-|
16 unitary authorities have one-third of their seats up for election.
12 District Councils have all of their seats up for election.
6 non-metropolitan district councils have half of their seats up for election.
51 non-metropolitan district councils have one-third of their seats up for election.
4 Combined authority mayors are up for election.
|Combined authority||Previous Mayor||Mayor-elect||Details|
|Greater Manchester||Andy Burnham (Lab)||-||Details|
|Liverpool City Region||Steve Rotheram (Lab)||-||Details|
|Tees Valley||Ben Houchen (Con)||-||Details|
|West Midlands||Andy Street (Con)||-||Details|
3 Single authority mayors are up for election.
|Local Authority||Previous Mayor||Mayor-elect||Details|
|Bristol||Marvin Rees (Lab)||-||Details|
|Liverpool||Joe Anderson (Lab)||-||Details|
|Salford||Paul Dennett (Lab)||-||Details|
36 Police and Crime Commissioners in England are up for election.
4 Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales are up for election.