What time local election results are expected for council and counts across England and UK


Voters will be heading to the polls in around 200 local authority areas across the UK today (Thursday, May 5). Every council seat in Scotland, Wales and London is up for grabs and there are polls across much of the rest of England too.

Counts will be taking place at different times in different places. Usually, the vote counting takes place overnight, but the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that some councils are now starting their counts the following day. It is up to returning officers in each voting area to determine the arrangements for counting votes and announcing results.

With so many different results coming in throughout the night and into the next day, you may be wondering when to expect the results for your area. The PA media agency has outlined when the results of all the accounts taking place across the UK can be expected.

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All timings are based on the latest available information and are subject to change. Here’s a breakdown for the whole of the UK, including all the local council contests in England, Scotland and Wales, and the mayoral elections in England.

Expected results time table

Polls close at 10pm on Thursday across the UK. A total of 75 councils in England will start the counts straight away and continue through the night.

The first results of the night are expected shortly after midnight on fridayand will likely come from Bolton, Halton in Lancashire or Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

from around 1 am , results are expected for Tameside, Exeter, the Essex boroughs of Basildon and Brentwood and the Hampshire districts of Hart and Rushmoor. Results for Wigan, Tamworth, Worcester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and South Tyneside are likely to come at around 1:30 a.m.

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Around four hours into the count, from 2 am , more than 20 councils are expected to declare their results. Results are expected in Oldham, Chorley, Preston, Hartlepool, Cumberland, North Tyneside, Amber Valley, Plymouth, Redditch, Rochford, Sandwell, Sefton, Sunderland, Thurrock, Wirral, Fareham, Ipswich, Lincoln, North East Lincolnshire, Harlow, Croydon, Peterborough and Stevenage.

desde 3:00 a.m, counts in Eastleigh, Epping Forest, Hammersmith & Fulham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Southend-on-Sea, Tandridge, Waltham Forest, Westminster and Wolverhampton are expected to declare results. Slightly later, at around 3.30am we could see results for Colchester, Kingston-upon-Hull and Redbridge.

desde 4am, 10 areas are expected to declare their results. These are Salford, Sutton, Coventry, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Dudley, Ealing, Hillingdon, Bexley, Hounslow and Barking & Dagenham. desde 5 am we could see results from Derby, Southwark, Southampton, Havering, Kensington & Chelsea and Merton.

By 7 am, all of the areas that counted overnight should have declared their results. The final places to declare their results are expected to be Stockport, Barnsley, Richmond-upon-Thames, Wandsworth, Enfield, Brent and Barnet.

around 9am, a further 71 councils in England will start their accounts. Counts will also get underway for all of the councils in Scotland and Wales.

The first results from the Friday morning counts will likely start to arrive from around midday. The first results for England are likely to be from Gateshead, while the first results from Scotland are expected to be from Moray. The mayoral election result for Hackney is also expected at this time.

around 1 pm we can expect results in England at counts in Cambridge, Cannock Chase, Huntingdonshire, Solihull, Walsall, Westmorland & Furness and Calderdale. Results in Scotland will likely come from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross and Shetland Islands. We should also know the mayoral election results in Watford and the London boroughs of Newham and Lewisham.

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The first results from Wales are expected to come in from 2pm. The first places expected to declare are Carmarthenshire, Conwy and Wrexham. In England, Castle Point, Cheltenham, Crawley, Elmbridge, Maidstone, Rossendale, Runnymede, Slough, West Oxfordshire and Worthing are expected to declare results, while Scotland could see results from Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde.

desde 2.30pm, five more councils in England are expected to declare. These are Burnley, Havant, Reigate & Banstead, Three Rivers and Woking. Further results in Scotland will likely come from Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Fife and the Scottish Borders.

Another rush of results is likely to come between 3pm and 4pm. English councils expected to declare during this time include Manchester, Trafford, Rochdale, Hyndburn, West Lancashire, Knowsley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Bromley, Camden, Denbighshire, Reading, South Cambridgeshire, Welwyn Hatfield In Scotland we could see results from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Angus, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and Highland, while in Wales we can expect Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Flintshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen , Ceredigion and Isle of Anglesey to declare.

At 4pm, the results of the South Yorkshire mayoral election are expected to be announced. We could also see council election results from Blackburn with Darwen, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Rugby, Adur, Hastings, Haringey, Mole Valley, Somerset and St Albans in England and Glasgow, Midlothian and South Lanarkshire in Scotland. Rhondda Cynon Taf in Wales is also likely to declare during this time.

At 4.30pm, we can expect results in three more areas of England – Leeds, Pendle and Tunbridge Wells. desde 5 pm, several results are due in Wales including in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Gwynedd and Powys. In England, we could see results for St Helens, North Yorkshire, Wakefield, Swindon, Watford, Wokingham, Basingstoke & Deane, Gosport and Harrow. Tower Hamlets is also due to announce the results of the mayoral election. Slightly later, at around 5.30pm Pembrokeshire in Wales and Renfrewshire, the final place to declare in Scotland, are expected to announce results.

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Between 6pm and 7pm, we can expect to see results in Bradford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kirklees, North Hertfordshire and Winchester, as well as the London boroughs of Greenwich, Islington, Lambeth and Lewisham. Results in Wales are expected from Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot and Newport.

desde 7pm , results are expected to come from Hackney, Newham and Cherwell as well as the final results for Wales in the Vale of Glamorgan. The last local council election result on Friday is expected to come from Bury at around 8:30 p.m. around 10.30pm, we should get the Croydon mayoral election result.

from around 9am on Saturday, counting will continue in Tower Hamlets for the council election. The result is expected at around 5 pm.

The results for all of the council elections across England can be found in our widget below. It will be updated as results are announced. Simply type in the council you want the results for.


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