Local Elections results MAPPED: How did YOUR area vote for local council?

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Local elections formed part of yesterday’s “Super Thursday” ballot, with races in three of the UK’s home nations. Wales and Scotland have national polls, with the two countries declaring new first ministers and local Parliament compositions. England is currently seeing local councils change hands, with early results now pouring in.

How did your area vote for local council?

England has a total of 333 councils with roles up for grabs today.

Candidates are contending for several seats in unitary, upper and second-tier councils and one Parliamentary constituency.

Electors started counting votes this morning, with early results arriving today and more to come on Saturday and Sunday.

People can check whether electors have declared results for their local council via the Express.co.uk election widget included above.

Some results will take longer than others, however, due to varying voting policies.

For example, mayoral races will declare results later than others due to its Supplementary Vote system.

Councils will come first thanks to their reliance on First Past the Post.

Can you watch local election results live?

Local council races don’t have the same significance as a general election, but people still maintain some interest.

Television channels and other news organisations have set up dedicated coverage for the latest races.

The BBC’s special Election 2021 results programme started this morning and will continue through the weekend.

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People could start watching from 9am and have until 10pm to follow the coverage live on TV.

They can watch both via the flagship BBC News channel and BBC iPlayer.

Otherwise, people can tune in via BBC Two in the morning and BBC One in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 6pm.

Since results will likely take the weekend to arrive in full, coverage resumes on Saturday.

People can catch the election programming again on BBC News from 1.15pm to 10pm.

Unlike UK-wide general elections, people can’t rely on exit polls this year.

Pollsters traditionally save these for Prime Ministerial races every five years.

Covid has thrown an additional spanner in the works, as they require people to gather and chat with voters, something which currently risks transmitting the disease.

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