Local Council Political Compositions

This is an interim release of figures from the 7th May 2015 local elections. It is proving very difficult to collect the figures this year as the BBC have not run their usual detailed results service. These figures are drawn from council websites, local online newspapers, and the Local Government Chronicle (to whom many thanks). At present, results for 47 authorities, particularly those not electing all-up, are not to hand. Help with completing these, and any corrections would be much appreciated.
Council compositions before these elections can be found here.

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There are five tables for the different types of council in England: County Councils, Unitary Authorities, London Boroughs, Metropolitan Boroughs, and District Councils; followed by tables for Scottish Unitary Authorities, and Welsh Unitary Authorities

Two other bodies, the Corporation of the City of London (25 aldermen, 130 councillors), and the Scilly Islands Council (21 councillors), do not fit in any of these classes and have no political groups, so they are not listed.

Councils in Northern Ireland are composed almost entirely of members of Northern Irish or pan-Irish parties and are not included in this tabulation.

Keith Edkins - last updated and © 10/05/2015

Executive types shown for England (Local Government Act 2000):
LC = Leader & Cabinet   MC = Mayor & Cabinet
AA = Alternative Arrangements under Section 31 (option for councils with less than 85,000 population at 30 June 1999), or Schedule 2 of the Localism Act 2011.

Parties shown in the Others column:
ICHC = Independent Community & Health Concern, Lib = Liberal Pty, MK = Mebyon Kernow - the Party for Cornwall, RA = Residents Assns, SSP = Scottish Socialist Pty.
If not marked, they are "Ind", i.e. Independents and very local "parties"


County Councils

 ExecControl  Con   Labour  LibDem UKIP Green  Others 
Buckinghamshire LC Con 36 1 5 6   1
Cambridgeshire LC   32 7 14 12   4
Cumbria LC   26 36 16     6
Derbyshire LC Lab 18 43 3      
Devon LC Con 38 7 9 4 1 3
Dorset LC Con 27 5 12 1    
East Sussex LC   20 7 10 7   5
Essex LC Con 44 9 9 7 2 RA 1, Ind 3
Gloucestershire LC   24 9 14 3 1 2
Hampshire LC Con 45 4 17 10   2
Hertfordshire LC Con 46 15 16      
Kent LC Con 45 13 7 17 1 RA 1
Lancashire LC   35 39 6   1 3
Leicestershire LC Con 30 10 13 2    
Lincolnshire LC   35 12 4 16   10
Norfolk LC   40 15 10 14 4 1
North Yorkshire LC Con 45 7 8 2   Lib 2, Ind 8
Northamptonshire LC Con 35 11 6 3   2
Nottinghamshire LC Lab 21 34 8     4
Oxfordshire LC   31 15 11   2 4
Somerset LC Con 30 3 17 3   2
Staffordshire LC Con 34 24   2   2
Suffolk LC Con 39 15 7 9 2 3
Surrey LC Con 58 1 9 3 1 RA 9
Warwickshire LC   26 22 9   2 3
West Sussex LC Con 46 6 8 10   1
Worcestershire LC Con 31 12 4 2 2 ICHC 3, Ind 2, RA 1
County Totals  937 382 252 133 19 88


Unitary Authorities

 ExecControl  Con   Labour  LibDem UKIP Green  Others 
Bath & N.E. Somerset LC Con 35 5 14   2 6
Bedford MC   15 13 10     2
Blackburn with Darwen LC Lab 14 47 3      
Blackpool LC Lab 13 29        
Bournemouth LC Con 49     1   1
Bracknell Forest LC Con 41 1        
Brighton & Hove LC   20 23     11  
Bristol LC   15 30 10 1 13 1
Central Bedfordshire LC Con 53 2 1     3
Cheshire East LC Con 52 15 2   1  
Cheshire West & Chester LC   36 36       1
Cornwall LC Con + Ind 32 8 37 5 1 Ind 36, MK 4
Darlington LC Lab 17 29 3     1
Derby LC Lab 14 29 6 2    
Durham LC Lab 4 96 9     17
East Riding of Yorkshire LC              
Halton LC              
Hartlepool AA Lab 3 22   2   6
Herefordshire LC Con 29   2   2 20
Hull LC Lab 2 40 15 1   1
Isle of Wight LC   15 2 1 2   20
Leicester LC Lab 1 52 1      
Luton LC Lab 5 35 8      
Medway LC Con 36 15   4    
Middlesbrough MC              
Milton Keynes LC   22 23 12      
North East Lincolnshire LC   10 20 3 9    
North Lincolnshire LC Con 26 17        
North Somerset LC Con 36 3 4   1 6
Northumberland LC   21 32 12     2
Nottingham LC Lab 3 52        
Peterborough LC   27 12 4 4   Ind 7, Lib 3
Plymouth LC   26 28   3    
Poole LC Con 32   6 1   3
Portsmouth LC   17 4 15 5   1
Reading LC Lab 10 31 2   3  
Redcar & Cleveland LC   9 27 11 1   8
Rutland LC Con 16   2 1   7
Shropshire LC Con 47 9 13     5
Slough LC              
South Gloucestershire AA Con 40 14 16      
Southampton LC Lab 20 26       2
Southend-on-Sea LC   22 9 4 5   11
Stockton-on-Tees LC Lab 13 32 1     10
Stoke-on-Trent LC   7 21   2   14
Swindon LC Con 32 23 2      
Telford & Wrekin LC   23 27 3     1
Thurrock LC   17 18   13   1
Torbay MC Con 25   7 1   3
Warrington LC Lab 5 43 9      
West Berkshire LC              
Wiltshire LC Con 58 4 27 1   8
Windsor & Maidenhead LC Con 54   1     2
Wokingham LC              
York LC   14 15 12   4  
Unitary Totals  1133 1019 288 64 38 213


London Borough Councils

 ExecControl  Con   Labour  LibDem UKIP Green  Others 
Barking & Dagenham LC Lab   51        
Barnet LC   31 30 1      
Bexley LC Con 45 15   3    
Brent LC Lab 6 56 1      
Bromley LC Con 51 7   2    
Camden LC Lab 12 40 1   1  
Croydon LC Lab 30 40        
Ealing LC Lab 12 53 4      
Enfield LC Lab 22 41        
Greenwich LC Lab 8 43        
Hackney MC Lab 4 50 3      
Hammersmith & Fulham LC Lab 20 26        
Haringey LC Lab   48 9      
Harrow LC Lab 26 34 1     2
Havering LC   22 1   7   RA 24
Hillingdon LC Con 42 23        
Hounslow LC Lab 11 49        
Islington LC Lab   47     1  
Kensington & Chelsea LC Con 37 12 1      
Kingston upon Thames LC Con 28 2 18      
Lambeth LC Lab 3 59     1  
Lewisham MC Lab   53     1  
Merton LC Lab 20 36 1     RA 3
Newham MC Lab   60        
Redbridge LC Lab 25 35 3      
Richmond upon Thames LC Con 39   15      
Southwark LC Lab 2 48 13      
Sutton LC LDm 9   45      
Tower Hamlets LC   5 22       18
Waltham Forest LC Lab 16 44        
Wandsworth LC Con 41 19        
Westminster LC Con 44 16        
London Totals  611 1060 116 12 4 47


Metropolitan Borough Councils

 ExecControl  Con   Labour  LibDem UKIP Green  Others 
Barnsley LC Lab 4 55       4
Birmingham LC Lab 29 79 10      
Bolton LC Lab 15 39 3 3    
Bradford LC   23 46 9 3 3 8
Bury LC Lab 12 35 2     2
Calderdale LC   21 24 5     1
Coventry LC              
Doncaster MC Lab 8 39   1   4
Dudley LC Lab 25 38   7 1 1
Gateshead LC Lab   55 11      
Kirklees LC Lab 18 34 10   4 1
Knowsley LC Lab   63        
Leeds LC Lab 19 63 9   3 5
Liverpool MC Lab   80 2   4 Lib 2
Manchester LC Lab   96        
Newcastle upon Tyne LC              
North Tyneside MC              
Oldham LC Lab 2 45 10 2   1
Rochdale LC Lab 10 47 2      
Rotherham LC Lab 1 48   12   2
St Helens LC Lab 3 42 3      
Salford LC              
Sandwell LC Con 69     1   2
Sefton LC              
Sheffield LC Lab   59 16 5 4  
Solihull LC Con 32 1 6 2 9 1
South Tyneside LC              
Stockport LC   17 21 23     2
Sunderland LC              
Tameside LC              
Trafford LC              
Wakefield LC Lab 6 54   2   1
Walsall LC   25 27 2 3   3
Wigan LC Lab 3 64       8
Wirral LC Lab 21 39 5   1  
Wolverhampton LC Lab 10 48 1 1    
Metropolitan Totals  373 1241 129 42 29 48


District Councils

 ExecControl  Con   Labour  LibDem UKIP Green  Others 
Adur LC Con 20 1   6   2
Allerdale LC   17 28   3   8
Amber Valley LC Con 24 21        
Arun LC              
Ashfield LC Lab 4 22 5     4
Ashford LC Con 34 4 1 1   3
Aylesbury Vale LC Con 43 2 9 4   1
Babergh AA Con 31 1 3     8
Barrow-in-Furness AA Lab 9 27        
Basildon LC   18 9 1 11   3
Basingstoke & Deane LC Con 32 17 7     4
Bassetlaw LC Lab 12 33       3
Blaby LC Con 29 6 4      
Bolsover LC Lab   32       5
Boston LC   13 2   13   2
Braintree LC Con 44   2   1 RA 2
Breckland LC Con 42 2   4   1
Brentwood AA Con 23 2 10     2
Broadland LC Con 43   4      
Bromsgrove LC Con 18 7       6
Broxbourne LC Con 24 3   1   2
Broxtowe LC Con 25 11 4     1
Burnley LC Lab 5 29 10 1    
Cambridge LC Lab 1 24 14   1 2
Cannock Chase LC Lab 12 22        
Canterbury LC Con 31 3 3 2    
Carlisle LC Con 29 20 1 2    
Castle Point LC Con 22     5   14
Charnwood LC Con 43 7 1     1
Chelmsford LC Con 52   5      
Cheltenham LC LDm 12   24     4
Cherwell LC Con 41 7 1     1
Chesterfield LC Lab   38 9 1    
Chichester LC Con 42   3     3
Chiltern LC Con 33   3     2
Chorley LC Lab 14 31       2
Christchurch AA              
Colchester LC   27 9 20     4
Copeland MC Lab 17 29       5
Corby AA Lab 5 24        
Cotswold LC Con 24   10      
Craven AA Con 20 2 1 1   6
Crawley LC Lab 18 19        
Dacorum LC Con 46 2 3      
Dartford LC Con 34 7       3
Daventry AA              
Derbyshire Dales AA Con 29 5 3     2
Dover LC Con 25 17   3    
East Cambridgeshire AA Con 36   2     1
East Devon LC Con 37   6     16
East Dorset AA              
East Hampshire LC Con 42   2      
East Herts LC Con 50          
East Lindsey LC Con 33 4 1 8   9
East Northamptonshire AA Con 37 1       2
East Staffordshire LC Con 25 12 1 1    
Eastbourne LC LDm 9   18      
Eastleigh LC LDm 6   38      
Eden LC Con 21   7     10
Elmbridge LC              
Epping Forest LC Con 38   3 2 1 RA 12, Ind 2
Epsom & Ewell AA              
Erewash LC Con 30 17        
Exeter LC              
Fareham LC Con 23   5 1   2
Fenland LC Con 34   2     3
Forest Heath AA Con 22     2   4
Forest of Dean LC   21 13   7 1 6
Fylde LC Con 32 1 2     Ind 14, RA 2
Gedling LC              
Gloucester LC Con 20 9 7      
Gosport AA Con 21 6 6 1    
Gravesham LC Con 23 21        
Great Yarmouth LC   14 14   10   1
Guildford LC              
Hambleton LC Con 27     1    
Harborough LC Con 29   8      
Harlow AA Lab 12 19   2