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Snapshot of the 2024 local council and mayoral elections

There's an election happening this year in case you hadn't heard! Possibly September, probably November according to experts. Either way, Logistics UK will be keeping a close eye on developments and what the implications might be for the logistics industry. In the meantime, we got a snapshot of the mood of the country on 2 May when the local council and mayoral elections took place.

This was the largest round of local elections since 2019, with more than 8,000 council seats decided in 230 local authorities in England. There were also metro mayoral elections in London and the regional combined authorities (see below). 462 council seats will be voted on in Northern Ireland in two weeks.

Suffice to say it was a positive day for Labour and Liberal Democrats as borne out by the statistics below.

Local council elections

Number of councillors

Labour 1,158 (+186), with eight more councils under its control

LD 522 (+102), with two more councils under its control

Conservatives 515 (-474), with 10 fewer councils under its control

Independent 228 (+93) 

Green Party 181 (+74)

RA 48 (+11)


Metro mayoral elections

London - Labour’s Sadiq Khan has been re-elected for a historic third term as Mayor of London, securing just over 1,088,000 (43.8%) votes, a majority of some 275,000 over Conservative rival Susan Hall, who secured just under 813,000 (32.7%) votes.

East Midlands (a new mayoral combined authority) - Labour, Claire Ward

Greater Manchester - Labour, Andy Burnham Previous winner Labour, Andy Burnham

Liverpool City Region - Labour, Steve Rotheram Previous winner Labour, Steve Rotheram

North East (a new mayoral combined authority) Labour, Kim McGuinness

South Yorkshire - Labour, Oliver Coppard Previous winner Labour, Oliver Coppard

Tees Valley - Conservative, Ben Houchen Previous winner Conservative, Ben Houchen

West Midlands - Labour, Richard Parker Previous winner Conservative, Andy Street

West Yorkshire - Labour, Tracy Brabin Previous winner Labour, Tracy Brabin

York & North Yorkshire (a new mayoral combined authority) - Labour, David Skaith

Logistics UK would like to congratulate all the winners and we look forward to working closely with you in the very near future.

Members are invited to view Logistics UK’s manifestos for the midlands, north of England and London here: 

North of England




Published On: 09/05/2024 14:37:06


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