The LGA has produced interactive maps displaying the political control of the of English and Welsh council or, where there is also an elected mayor, the majority party following the results of local elections on the 4 May 2012. This will enable member councils and other interested parties to keep up to date with key changes as a result of the elections.

If you have any queries about using the maps please contact: research@local.gov.uk

The table below shows these councils and the political control of the council or, where there is an elected mayor, the majority party.

 

Majority party for all councils at 4 May 2012

This map displays the political control of the council or, where there is also an elected mayor, the majority party in all councils to give an overview of England and Wales.

This map consists of multiple layers:  single tier and districts; county councils only; metropolitan councils only; unitary authorities only; London boroughs only and Welsh unitaries only . The relevant layer can be selected by using the drop-down box under the map. The map can be reset by clicking on ‘Refresh map'. 
 
A pin in the map shows which councils have an elected mayor and double clicking on the relevant pin opens a text box which provides further details.
 
A text box can be found by double clicking on the relevant local authority area, which provides further detail on that local authority and a link to their website. It also states if seats were contested in May 2012.
 
There are two summary tables: the first provides an overview and a breakdown of results by political party in councils with elections only.
The second an overview of the number of all councils in England and Wales and a breakdown by political party.
 

 

 

Key

Independent

 
Labour  
No Overall Control  
Conservative  
Liberal Democrat  
Awaiting Result  

 

Summary Table 1

Election May 2012 – Of 149 elections
Control Council %
Conservative 42 28.2%
Labour 71 47.7%
Liberal Democrat 6 4.0%
Independent(*) 2 1.3%
No Overall Control 28 18.8%
Total Declared 149 100%

(*Independent and smaller party elected members in England and Wales)

 

Summary Table 2

Election May 2012 – All Councils
Control Council %
Conservative 190 50.9%
Labour 110 29.5%
Liberal Democrat 12 3.2%
Independent(*) 4 1.1%
No Overall Control 57 15.3%
Total 373 100%

(*Independent and smaller party elected members in England and Wales)

 

Data source

Data sourced by Professor Rallings, Plymouth University at 11 May 2012.

1 May 2013

LGA Political Group Leaders comment on election results

We have posted short videos from the LGA Group Leaders outlining their views on this year's election results.

You can view it by joining the following group on Knowledge hub:

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You will need to register if you are not already a member of Knowledge hub and then join the above group and look for the blog, 'LGA Group political leaders take on this year's local elections.'

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