Local Elections 2023
Local Elections in 2023
The 2023 United Kingdom local elections were held on Thursday, 4 May 2023 in England and on Thursday 18 May 2023 in . These included , , and in England, and included all in Northern Ireland. Notably, these elections were the first to be held under the , a new that is controversial, meaning voters were required to show photo ID when attending a polling station.
The elections in England saw significant losses for the governing Conservative Party, which lost over 1,000 council seats. The Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party of England and Wales all made gains, with Labour becoming the party with most members elected to local government for the first time since 2002. The Greens of , the party’s first ever council majority.
In Northern Ireland, emerged as the largest party in local government for the first time. These elections were also the first since the creation of Northern Ireland in which candidates received more votes than .