One hundred and fifty councils are electing councillors this May. Five authorities are also electing mayors – and the Sheffield City Region is electing its inaugural metro mayor. This is our guide to where the action is. Which councils are too close to call? Whereabouts in the country does political control hang in the balance? Which are the authorities where gaining or losing a seat could make or break a party’s fortunes?
This guide is part of our Local Elections 2018 work which includes supporting better communications and and Out for the Count – an awareness raising campaign dedicated to improving local democracy with a call for open and accessible local elections data across the UK.