Local elections will take place in England on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not involved in these polls.
In the 2014 local elections Labour did well, gaining control of 6 councils and adding over 300 councillors to their ranks. However, the Conservatives lost 236 seats and relinquished control of 11 councils. This means that Labour has more councils and seats to defend this time around.
All eyes will be on London as the borough has every council seat up for grabs. It is the area where Labour has tended to benefit from increasing support over the years and where the Remain vote was strong in the 2016 referendum. Local factors such as the Momentum takeover of Haringey and the Grenfell fire in Kensington & Chelsea may also affect results.
Sources and Further Reading:
Register To Vote: Deadline for registering to vote in local elections is today (17 April)
Register to vote, Gov.uk
Upcoming elections & referendums
What to look out for in May’s local elections, BBC
Local elections 2018: Polls, what to expect for the vote and key seats to watch, Telegraph
England local elections: how are you voting and why?, The Guardian