Local elections 2013: when are the votes being counted?

Unlike previous years, the majority of election counts will be taking place on Friday morning, rather than at close of polls this evening. Here is a run down of when we expect the counts to start. In most cases, results will be announced immediately following the count.

Those councils that I highlighted earlier this week as the ones to watch for Labour are in bold.

Counts starting 10pm Thursday 2nd

Doncaster (mayoral)

Dorset

Essex – we hope to win back some of the 12 seats we lost in 2009.

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

Hertfordshire

Lincolnshire – we hope to win back some of the 15 seats we lost in 2009.

Somerset

Staffordshire – we lost control here in 2009. To win control back, we need to gain an additional 29 seats (there are counts taking place on Thursday and Friday in Staffs, so we should expect some results from the early hours of Friday morning)

Counts starting between 8.30am – 10am Friday, 3rd

Bristol

Buckinghamshire:

Cambridgeshire

Cornwall

Cumbria – currently NOC, we would need an additional 21 seats to take control.

Derbyshire – we lost control in 2009 and need to win just 9 additional seats to take back control. We should take the council here.

Devon

Durham – Labour controlled; we need to retain a sizeable majority here.

East Sussex

Isle of Anglesey

Isle of Wight

Isles of Scilly

Kent – we hope to win back some of the 18 seats we lost in 2009.

Lancashire – we lost control here in 2009 and will need to win 26 additional seats to take back control of the council.

Leicestershire

Norfolk – we hope to win back some of the 19 seats we lost in 2009.

North Tyneside (mayoral)

North Yorkshire

Northumberland – currently NOC, we expect gains here.

Nottinghamshire – we lost control here in 2009 and need to win an additional 18 seats to take back control of the council.

Oxfordshire

Shropshire

Staffordshire – see above.

Suffolk – we hope to win back some of the 18 seats we lost in 2009.

Surrey

Warwickshire – the Tories took the council from NOC in 2009; we need to win 22 additional seats here to take control of the council.

West Sussex

Worcestershire

Counts starting 1pm Friday, 3rd

Northamptonshire – we hope to win back some of the 14 seats we lost in 2009.

Wiltshire

 

Tune into the liveblog at 10pm tonight for full coverage of the elections and some predictions on results.

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