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Local and mayoral elections 2024

On Thursday 2 May, voters across England and Wales will head to the polls in a major set of mayoral and local elections.

On Thursday 2 May 2024, voters across England and Wales will head to the polls in a major set of mayoral and local elections. Highest profile will be the election of 10 influential metro mayors across England, including in Greater London and all of England’s largest cities. Voters will also elect several thousand local councillors, 39 police and crime commissioners, and the 25 members of the London Assembly.

The Institute for Government will be closely following all the campaigns, explaining why these elections matter and analysing the results when they come in. Watch this space for all our local elections content.

Six things to look out for in the May 2024 local and mayoral elections

These elections will be the last major test of public opinion before the coming general election – but are important in their own right. Our devolution team identify six things they will be watching for as the results come in.

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Volunteers help verify ballot papers during the North East Lincolnshire Council local elections.

Metro mayors and the 2024 mayoral elections

Voting will take place for 10 metro mayors across England. How will this process work?

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Left to right Jamie Driscoll Mayor North of Tyne, Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester,Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire, Oliver Coppard Mayor of South Yorkshire, Steve Rotheram Mayor of the Liverpool City Region during a press conference at the Convention of the North.

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