Political

Who is up for election in June?

The local elections scheduled for May have been postponed until June, so that polling day for them coincides with this yearโ€™s European elections.

European Parliament

Due to the expansion of the EU, the number of British MEPs is being cut from 78 to 72:

East Midlands 5
Eastern 7
London 8
North East 3
North West 8
South East 10
South West (including Gibraltar) 6
West Midlands 6
Yorkshire & the Humber 6
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3 (elected by STV rather than the party list system used in the other regions)

The BBC has quite a good Q+A on the European Parliament and its elections here.

Directly elected Mayors

Three of these are up for election again: Doncaster, Hartlepool and North Tyneside.

Local councils

Thirty-four local councils have some or all of their seats come up for election this year:

Bedford Borough (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Bristol (Unitary Council) – one third of seats up for election
Buckinghamshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Cambridgeshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Cornwall (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Cumbria (County Council) – all seats up for election
Derbyshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Devon (County Council) – all seats up for election
Dorset (County Council) – all seats up for election
East Sussex (County Council) – all seats up for election
Essex (County Council) – all seats up for election
Gloucestershire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Hampshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Hertfordshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Isle of Wight (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Kent (County Council) – all seats up for election
Lancashire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Leicestershire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Lincolnshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Norfolk (County Council) – all seats up for election
North Yorkshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Northamptonshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Nottinghamshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Oxfordshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Shropshire (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Somerset (County Council) – all seats up for election
Staffordshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
Suffolk (County Council) – all seats up for election
Surrey (County Council) – all seats up for election
Warwickshire (County Council) – all seats up for election
West Sussex (County Council) – all seats up for election
Wiltshire (Unitary Council) – all seats up for election
Worcestershire (County Council) – all seats up for election

Council by-elections

There will also be a scatting of council by-elections. A full list is not yet available.

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