United Kingdom local elections, 2008


United Kingdom local elections, 2008

Infobox Election
election_name = United Kingdom local elections, 2008
country = United Kingdom
type = legislative
party_colour =
previous_election = United Kingdom local elections, 2007
previous_year = 2007
next_election = United Kingdom local elections, 2009
next_year = 2009
seats_for_election = 137 English Local Authorities and all Welsh Councils
election_date = May 1, 2008

1blank = Councils
2blank = Councils +/–
3blank = Councillors
4blank = Councillors +/–



colour1 =
leader1 = nowrap|David Cameron
leader_since1 = nowrap|December 6, 2005
leaders_seat1 =
party1 = Conservative Party (UK)
last_election1 = 40%
seats1 =
seat_change1 =
popular_vote1 =
percentage1 = 44%
swing1 =
1data1 = 65
2data1 = +12
3data1 = 3,154
4data1 = +256



colour2 =
leader2 = nowrap|Nick Clegg
leader_since2 = nowrap|18 December 2007
leaders_seat2 =
party2 = Liberal Democrats
last_election2 = 26%
seats2 =
seat_change2 =
popular_vote2 =
percentage2 = 25%
swing2 =
1data2 = 12
2data2 = +1
3data2 = 1,805
4data2 = +34



colour3 =
leader3 = nowrap|Gordon Brown
leader_since3 = nowrap|24 June 2007
leaders_seat3 =
party3 = Labour Party (UK)
last_election3 = 27%
seats3 =
seat_change3 =
popular_vote3 =
percentage3 = 24%
swing3 =
1data3 = 18
2data3 = –9
3data3 = 2,368
4data3 = –331
The 2008 United Kingdom local elections were held on May 1, 2008. These elections took place in 137 English Local Authorities and all Welsh Councils. [cite web|url=http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/uklocalgov/elec2008.htm|title=Trailer - Local Elections May 2008]

There were also extra-ordinary elections held for four of the new unitary authorities being created, in Northumberland, County Durham and Cheshire (two councils - Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester). [cite web|url=http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/16287|title=Green light for five flagship Unitary Councils] Scheduled elections for Penwith in Cornwall, Shrewsbury & Atcham in Shropshire, Bedford and South Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire and five district councils in Cheshire were cancelled, due to the up-coming unitary authorities being established in those counties.

ummary of results

New councils

Elections were held in three of the current non-metropolitan counties of Cheshire, County Durham and Northumberland for four new unitary authorities to be established in 2009. These councils will be "shadow councils" until then.

Third of council

In 67 English district authorities, a third of the council was up for election.


150px|thumb|right|Map showing the results of the elections in Wales">
Key:legend|#000000|No Overall ControlIn all 22 Welsh councils the whole of the council was up for election.

Welsh councils

ee also

*London Mayoral election, 2008
*London Assembly election, 2008

References

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prev=United Kingdom local elections, 2007
list=UK local elections
next=United Kingdom local elections, 2009


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