Local elections were held for 2,782 council seats across 124 district, unitary and metropolitan borough councils in England on 5 May 2016. In the elections the Conservatives had a net loss of 38 seats, Labour a net loss of 15 seats and the Liberal Democrats a net gain of 48 seats. Changes in council control across England were minimal.Jump to full report >>
Local elections were held for 2,782 seats on 124 local councils in England on 5 May 2016. These elections comprised:
In the elections, Conservatives had a net loss of 38 seats, Labour a net loss of 15 seats and the Liberal Democrats, a net gain of 48 seats. The changes in council control across the country were minimal.
The table below summarises changes in council control that occurred as a direct result of May 2016 elections (that is, excluding changes that occurred due to by-elections and defections outside of the usual electoral cycle):
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7596
Authors: Christopher Watson; Richard Keen; Elise Uberoi