This week we are running a series on the Local Authority Elections in England. The aim of this series is to explain how the local elections work, look at where the elections are taking place, the state of national public opinion, look at swing areas and local political issues, and predicting what will happen and what the end results will be.
Part 2 – Where are the elections?
The easiest part of this series to define is where the elections will happen, as that is a matter of law and administration rather than politics and interpretation.
Elections are taking place in England – not in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – in the following categories of local authority:
The vast majority of the seats coming up for election in 2018 are the same as they were in 2014 because there is a four-year cycle of elections. The exceptions to this are in cases where:
Part 3 – State of national public opinion in 2018 and 2014 will be published on the site tomorrow.
This series was originally published as a paper written by Lewis Baston, partly published in Progress magazine with the London content, much revised and expanded, published in the context of The On London Guide to the London Borough Elections 2018, available here:
Featured image: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections
Map of UK: https://californianational.party/brexit/
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