Political make-up of local councils in the United Kingdom facts for kids

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This is a list of the political make-up of principal local and regional authorities, commonly known as local councils, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following the 5 May 2016 local government elections. There are 418 principal authorities in the UK: 27 county councils, 55 unitary authorities, 32 London boroughs, 36 Metropolitan boroughs, 201 districts, 32 Scottish unitary authorities, 22 Welsh unitary authorities, 11 Northern Ireland districts, the Corporation of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly. This list does not include parish and town councils, the lowest tier of local government with limited powers.

The tables below are adapted from data available from Open Council Data UK, and are up to date as of 1 February 2017.


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