United Kingdom local elections, 2014

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United Kingdom local elections, 2014
United Kingdom
2013 ←
22nd May 2014
→ 2015

 First partySecond partyThird party
 David CameronEd MilibandNick Clegg
LeaderDavid CameronEd MilibandNick Clegg
PartyConservativeLabourLiberal Democrat
Leader since6 December 200525 September 201018 December 2007
Councils
Councils +/–
Councillors
Councillors +/–
 
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United Kingdom local elections, 2014
United Kingdom
2013 ←
22nd May 2014
→ 2015

 First partySecond partyThird party
 David CameronEd MilibandNick Clegg
LeaderDavid CameronEd MilibandNick Clegg
PartyConservativeLabourLiberal Democrat
Leader since6 December 200525 September 201018 December 2007
Councils
Councils +/–
Councillors
Councillors +/–

The 2014 United Kingdom local elections are scheduled to be held on 22 May 2014 as provided by the 'Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2014) Order 2013'.[1][2] Usually these elections are held on the first Thursday in May, but they will be put back from 1 May to 22 May to coincide with the 2014 European Parliament Elections on that date.[3] Direct elections are to be held for all 32 London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 74 second-tier district authorities, 20 unitary authorities and various mayoral posts, all in England. Elections to the new councils in Northern Ireland will also be held on the same day.[4]

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who are aged 18 or over on the day of the election are entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who are temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) are also entitled to vote in the local elections,[5] although those who have moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. Those who are registered to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who has a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) are entitled to vote in the local elections at each address, as long as they are not in the same local government area.[6][7]

London boroughs[edit]

All seats in the 32 London Boroughs are up for election.

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
Barking and DagenhamLabour
BarnetConservative
BexleyConservative
BrentLabour
BromleyConservative
CamdenLabour
CroydonConservative
EalingLabour
EnfieldLabour
GreenwichLabour
HackneyLabourDetails
Hammersmith and FulhamConservative
HaringeyLabour
HarrowNo overall control
HaveringConservative
HillingdonConservative
HounslowLabour
IslingtonLabour
Kensington and ChelseaConservativeDetails
Kingston upon ThamesLiberal Democrat
LambethLabour
LewishamLabour
MertonNo overall control
NewhamLabour
RedbridgeNo overall control
Richmond upon ThamesConservative
SouthwarkLabour
SuttonLiberal Democrat
Tower HamletsLabourDetails
Waltham ForestLabour
WandsworthConservative
WestminsterConservative

Harrow was elected in 2010 with a Labour majority, but divisions within the Labour Party in 2013 led to a coalition between the Conservatives and the Independent Labour Group (formed of eight ex-Labour councillors). Independent Labour withdrew their support for the Conservatives on 16 September 2013; the council currently, as of February 2014, has a Conservative minority.

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

One third of the seats in all 36 Metropolitan Boroughs up for election.

CouncilPrevious controlResultDetails
BarnsleyLabour
BirminghamLabour
BoltonLabour
BradfordNo overall control
BuryLabour
CalderdaleNo overall control
CoventryLabour
DoncasterLabour
DudleyLabour
GatesheadLabour
KirkleesNo overall control
KnowsleyLabour
LeedsLabour
LiverpoolLabour
ManchesterLabour
Newcastle upon TyneLabour
North TynesideLabour
OldhamLabour
RochdaleLabour
RotherhamLabour
St. HelensLabour
SalfordLabour
SandwellLabour
SeftonLabour
SheffieldLabourDetails
SolihullConservative
South TynesideLabour
StockportNo overall control
SunderlandLabour
TamesideLabour
TraffordConservative
WakefieldLabour
WalsallNo overall control
WiganLabour
WirralLabour
WolverhamptonLabour

Unitary authorities[edit]

Two unitary authorities will have all of their seats up for election following boundary changes.

CouncilPrevious controlNew ControlDetails
Milton KeynesNo overall control
SloughLabour

One third of the council seats are up for election in 17 unitary authorities.

CouncilPrevious controlNew ControlDetails
Blackburn with DarwenLabour
BristolNo overall control
DerbyLabour
HaltonLabour
HartlepoolLabour
Kingston upon HullLabour
North East LincolnshireLabour
PeterboroughConservative
PlymouthLabour
PortsmouthLiberal Democrat
ReadingLabour
SouthamptonLabour
Southend-on-SeaConservative
SwindonConservative
ThurrockLabour
WarringtonLabour
WokinghamConservative

Non-metropolitan districts[edit]

Whole council[edit]

Two district councils will have all of their seats up for election following boundary changes.

CouncilPrevious controlNew ControlDetails
HartNo overall control
Three RiversLiberal Democrat

Half of council[edit]

Seven district councils have half of their seats up for election.

CouncilPrevious controlNew ControlDetails
AdurConservative
CheltenhamLiberal Democrat
FarehamConservative
GosportConservative
HastingsLabour
Nuneaton and BedworthLabour
OxfordLabour

Third of council[edit]

65 district councils have one third of their seats up for election.

CouncilPrevious controlNew ControlDetails
Amber ValleyConservative
BasildonConservative
Basingstoke and DeaneNo overall control
BassetlawLabour
BrentwoodConservative
BroxbourneConservative
BurnleyLabour
CambridgeNo overall control
Cannock ChaseLabour
City of CarlisleLabour
Castle PointConservative
CherwellConservative
ChorleyLabour
ColchesterNo overall control
CravenConservative
CrawleyConservative
DaventryConservative
EastleighLiberal Democrat
ElmbridgeConservative
Epping ForestConservative
ExeterLabour
GloucesterNo overall control
Great YarmouthLabour
HarlowLabour
HarrogateConservative
HavantConservative
HertsmereConservative
HuntingdonshireConservative
HyndburnLabour
IpswichLabour
LincolnLabour
MaidstoneConservative
Mole ValleyNo overall control
Newcastle-under-LymeLabour
North HertfordshireConservative
NorwichLabour
PendleNo overall control
PrestonLabourDetails
Purbeck *No overall control
RedditchLabour
Reigate and BansteadConservative
RochfordConservative
RossendaleLabour
RugbyConservative
RunnymedeConservative
RushmoorConservative
St AlbansNo overall control
South CambridgeshireConservative
South LakelandLiberal Democrat
StevenageLabour
Stratford-on-AvonConservative
StroudNo overall control
TamworthConservative
TandridgeConservative
Tunbridge WellsConservative
WatfordLiberal Democrat
Welwyn HatfieldConservative
West LancashireConservative
West OxfordshireConservative
Weymouth and PortlandNo overall control
WinchesterConservative
WokingConservative
WorcesterNo overall control
WorthingConservative
Wyre ForestNo overall control

Mayoral elections[edit]

There are five mayoral elections.

Local AuthorityPrevious MayorNew Mayor
HackneyJules Pipe (Labour)
LewishamSteve Bullock (Labour)
NewhamRobin Wales (Labour)
Tower HamletsLutfur Rahman (Independent)
WatfordDorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat)

Northern Ireland[edit]

These will be the first elections to the 11 new 'super-councils' in Northern Ireland, following a reorganisation. These will operate in shadow form for one year, with the current 26 councils existing in parallel.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2014) Order 2013". Legislation.gov. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ukip chances of 2014 euro election win 'strengthened by polling date change'". The Daily Telegraph. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "England local elections 2014". Local Government Information Unit. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "European Parliament and council polls on same day". http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Students". http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Riglar, Kirsty (3 Mar 2014). "District Council Elections in Purbeck". Purbeck District Council Central Services. Retrieved 3 Mar 2014. 
  9. ^ "Minutes of the special meeting of the Purbeck District Council". dorsetforyou.com. 21 Feb 2012. Retrieved 3 Mar 2014.