United Kingdom local elections, 2019
270 councils in England
5 directly elected mayors in England
All 11 councils in Northern Ireland
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.
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.
|Calderdale||No overall control|
|Dudley||No overall control|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Labour|
|Stockport||No overall control|
|Trafford||No overall control|
|Walsall||No overall control|
In 30 English unitary authorities the whole council is up for election.
|Bath and North East Somerset||Conservative|
|Bedford||No overall control|
|Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole||Conservative|
|Brighton and Hove||No overall control|
|Cheshire West and Chester||Labour|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||Conservative|
|Redcar and Cleveland||No overall control|
|Stoke-on-Trent||No overall control|
|Telford & Wrekin||Labour|
|Windsor & Maidenhead||Conservative|
|York||No overall control|
Third of council
In 16 English unitary authorities one third of the council is up for election.
|Blackburn with Darwen||Labour|
|Derby||No overall control|
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.
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.
Five direct mayoral elections will be held.
|Local Authority||Incumbent Mayor|
|Bedford||Dave Hodgson (Liberal Democrats)|
|Copeland||Mike Starkie (Independent)|
|Leicester||Sir Peter Soulsby (Labour)|
|Mansfield||Kate Allsop (Mansfield Independent Forum)|
|Middlesbrough||Dave Budd (Labour)|
In Northern Ireland, local elections were last held in 2014.
- "A Directly Elected Mayor". copeland.gov.uk.