Previous local elections
On this page will find links to information about previous local elections, including links to results.
Local election results are not collected centrally. Below you can find links to external sources for more information.
Our report on May 2014 European and local elections
Our report on the May 2014 European Parliamentary elections in the UK and local elections in England and Northern Ireland found that voter confidence was high but that there are lessons to be learned before future polls.
Nearly nine in ten voters surveyed were confident that the elections were well-run and nearly all were satisfied with their experience of voting
Read our report on 22 May 2014 elections (PDF)
Overall local election results
You can find overall local election results dating back to 1996 on the website of the LGC Elections Centre.
Looking for results for a particular local authority?
If you are interested in the results of elections in a particular local authority, you should check the local council’s website or contact the relevant Returning Officer.
In the case of Northern Ireland you should contact the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.
Local election summaries
The BBC has produced summaries of the results for recent local government elections:
Information for electoral administrators
Before local elections in the UK, we produce guidance for those running the elections. This guidance includes what to do before the poll, how to verify the count and what to do following the declaration of the result.