The results of the 2023 English local elections will set the political narrative for months to come. Are Labour’s poll leads being borne out at the ballot box? Can Rishi Sunak keep the Conservatives‘ heads above water in Blue Wall Britain? Where does the Red Wall sit in 2023? All will be answered through the 8,000 council seats up for grabs across rural and urban England.
This is your page for local council election results as they come in. The ward-by-ward results map will tell you what’s happening in every individual council seat and as the results pour in, this page will be updated to accommodate new data. Who won the popular vote in Plymouth or Dudley? Where is turnout falling furthest, if at all? Check back here as the night progresses.
The map above visualises ward-by-ward election results in an easily accessible form as they come in. Here you can see how support has shifted for each party since these seats were last contested in 2019. The tooltip shows the vote share and historic winners. And for the nerds at the back, the vote share in multi-member wards employs the top vote method, which means that the highest-performing candidate from each party counts as that party’s “true” vote. As an example: if, in a three member ward, Labour’s candidates were to win 400, 420, and 410 votes, then the 420 vote figure would count as Labour’s “true” vote. An average would be too arbitrary, and adding them up to get a mega-figure would be redundant, for in multi-member wards, voters can (and do) cast multiple-votes.
Collating the results will take time, but a spreadsheet of them will be made available upon completion.
This project was built, designed and maintained by Ben Walker. Please direct all bugs and corrections to him, at twitter.com/BNHWalker or firstname.lastname@example.org
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