There needs to be fair and equal voting rights for young people in England and Northern Ireland.
Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
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.
Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
After a long career in retail, the former John Lewis CEO is switching to politics.
The past decade has shown a strong connection between political protests and the looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa. Research shows that local leaders use protests to maintain their power.
Some of the factors behind the riots by ANC supporters in Tshwane are not new. They include gripes within the governing party about its process for choosing mayors and divisions over Jacob Zuma.
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.
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.
The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
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.
May 2016 sees contests for the position of elected mayor in four major cities across England.