UK Politics

English council elections 2011

Elections in 279 councils in England are due to take place on 5 May 2011. Some 30 unitary authorities and 124 district authorities, including Blackpool, Leicester, Nottingham and York, will be electing all their members for the first time since 2007.

A third of seats are being contested in 36 metropolitan boroughs, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, 19 unitary authorities and 70 district councils. There are no council elections in London this year. There are also elections to choose mayors in Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Leicester, Bedford and Torbay.

Use this table to find out whether you local council is up for election. (M=Mayoral election also taking place)