On Thursday 5 May, elections will take place across the United Kingdom.

In Northern Ireland, the first elections will be held to the Northern Ireland assembly since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

In England, local elections will take place in all London boroughs (but not the City of London), 33 of 36 metropolitan boroughs, 60 of 181 district councils, and 21 of 58 unitary authorities. Elections will take place for an additional four new unitary authorities that will begin operation in 2023. A local referendum will also be held in Bristol to determine whether the city council should retain its mayor-led model.

An election will also take place for the post of Mayor of South Yorkshire, where incumbent Dan Jarvis is standing down as metro mayor after four years.

Finally, elections will be held for all local council seats in Wales and Scotland.

In the run up to polling day, the Institute for Government has produced a range of analysis and commentary on these elections and how devolved and local government works across the UK.


Original source – The Institute for Government

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