United Kingdom local elections, 2019

United Kingdom local elections, 2019

2 May 2019

270 councils in England
5 directly elected mayors in England
All 11 councils in Northern Ireland

Leader Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Vince Cable
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 13 July 2016 12 September 2015 20 July 2017
Last election 5,521 seats
163 councils
2,278 seats
74 councils
658 seats
4 councils

Leader Gerard Batten Arlene Foster Michelle O'Neill
Party UKIP DUP Sinn Féin
Leader since 17 February 2018 17 December 2015 23 January 2017
Last election 176 seats
0 councils
130 seats
0 councils
105 seats
0 councils

Map showing areas of the United Kingdom which will hold an election in 2019 (cyan). Areas in white will not hold an election, those in light grey are other parts of the United Kingdom, whilst those in dark grey are not part of the United Kingdom.

Local elections in the United Kingdom are scheduled to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019, contesting about 270 English local councils, five directly elected mayors in England, and all 11 local councils in Northern Ireland.

With the exception of those areas that have had boundary changes, the seats up for election in England were last contested in the 2015 local elections, and thus on the same day as the General Election from that year.


All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who will be aged 18 or over on the day of the election are entitled to vote in the local elections.


In England, council elections are to be held in 33 metropolitan boroughs, 179 of the second-tier districts, 47 of the unitary authorities, as well as for five directly elected mayoral posts. Most English local councils will be holding elections, with the exception of eight unitary authorities, 13 non-metropolitan districts and boroughs, three metropolitan boroughs and the 32 London boroughs. Elections will also take place for most English parish councils.

Metropolitan boroughs

In 33 of the 36 English metropolitan borough councils one-third of their seats are up for election. Elections will not be held in Birmingham, Doncaster or Rotherham.

Council Current control
Barnsley Labour
Bolton Labour
Bradford Labour
Bury Labour
Calderdale No overall control
Coventry Labour
Dudley No overall control
Gateshead Labour
Kirklees Labour
Knowsley Labour
Leeds Labour
Liverpool Labour
Manchester Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour
North Tyneside Labour
Oldham Labour
Rochdale Labour
Salford Labour
Sandwell Labour
Sefton Labour
Sheffield Labour
Solihull Conservative
South Tyneside Labour
St Helens Labour
Stockport No overall control
Sunderland Labour
Tameside Labour
Trafford No overall control
Wakefield Labour
Walsall No overall control
Wigan Labour
Wirral Labour
Wolverhampton Labour

Unitary authorities

Elections will take place in 46 unitary authorities. No elections will be taking place in Bristol, Cornwall, Durham, the Isle of Wight, Northumberland, Isles of Scilly, Shropshire or Wiltshire.

Whole council

In 30 English unitary authorities the whole council is up for election.

Council Current control
Bath and North East Somerset Conservative
Bedford No overall control
Blackpool Labour
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Conservative
Bracknell Forest Conservative
Brighton and Hove No overall control
Central Bedfordshire Conservative
Cheshire East Conservative
Cheshire West and Chester Labour
Darlington Labour
Dorset Conservative
East Riding of Yorkshire Conservative
Herefordshire Conservative
Leicester Labour
Luton Labour
Medway Conservative
Middlesbrough Labour
North Lincolnshire Conservative
North Somerset Conservative
Nottingham Labour
Redcar and Cleveland No overall control
Rutland Conservative
South Gloucestershire Conservative
Stockton-on-Tees Labour
Stoke-on-Trent No overall control
Telford & Wrekin Labour
Torbay Conservative
West Berkshire Conservative
Windsor & Maidenhead Conservative
York No overall control

Third of council

In 16 English unitary authorities one third of the council is up for election.

Council Current Control
Blackburn with Darwen Labour
Derby No overall control
Halton Labour

Non-metropolitan districts

Elections will take place in 179 non-metropolitan districts. Elections will not be held in Adur, Cheltenham, Fareham, Gloucester, Gosport, Harrogate, Hastings, Huntingdonshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Oxford, South Cambridgeshire or Stroud.

Whole council

In 130 English district authorities the whole council is up for election. The district authority of Somerset West and Taunton will have its first elections in 2019.

Third of council

In 49 English district authorities one third of the council is up for election.

Mayoral elections

Five direct mayoral elections will be held.

Local Authority Incumbent Mayor
Bedford Dave Hodgson (Liberal Democrats)
Copeland Mike Starkie (Independent)[1]
Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby (Labour)
Mansfield Kate Allsop (Mansfield Independent Forum)
Middlesbrough Dave Budd (Labour)

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, local elections were last held in 2014.



    1. "A Directly Elected Mayor". copeland.gov.uk.
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