Big gains for the Conservative party.
Everything you need to know about the recent local and mayoral elections.
Move over Westminster – political watchers may need to keep an eye on the Irwell rather than the Thames.
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Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
King of shops: Andy Street.
After a long career in retail, the former John Lewis CEO is switching to politics.
Supporters angered by the ANC’s choice of a mayoral candidate went on the rampage in Tshwane, South Africa, .
The increase in rioting ahead of municipal elections in South Africa, such as that in Pretoria, suggests that the country's general election in 2019 could be more violent than previous elections.
Is the government turning its back on localism?
A closer look at the recent local elections can help to shine a light on the future of the "Northern Powerhouse" and its impact on local democracy in the North of England.
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The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
The decision on your doorstep.
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Local elections are taking place across 124 councils in England and will probably have a big impact on the day-to-day issues that most people care about.