Voters throughout Great Britain will go to the polls on May 6 on what has been dubbed “Super Thursday”.
– What elections are being held?
Votes are being held throughout Great Britain – a few of which ought to have occurred final yr, however have been postponed because of the pandemic.
Scotland and Wales will each elect members to their respective parliaments, and Londoners will select representatives for the town’s Assembly.
Many areas throughout England will additionally select mayors. As effectively as Sadiq Khan defending his position in London, regional mayors will be elected for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands, West of England and – for the primary time – West Yorkshire.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan throughout a go to to Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club in Wandsworth, south-west London, while on the marketing campaign path (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Five native mayors will even be elected in Bristol, Doncaster, Liverpool, North Tyneside and Salford.
Local elections will be going down throughout many elements of England for county councils, district councils, unitary authorities, metropolitan boroughs in addition to Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales.
– Are any MPs being elected?
Hartlepool will select a brand new MP after Labour’s Mike Hill stepped down in March.
The contest offers a key check for Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer. The occasion held the constituency in 2019 with a majority of three,595 and it has been represented by a Labour MP because the seat was created in 1974.
Bookmakers have made the Conservatives odds-on to take the seats and pollsters are additionally predicting an analogous blue victory.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a selfie as he meets members of the general public whereas campaigning in Hartlepool (PA)
– What does the by-election imply for Labour?
In 2019’s normal election the “purple wall” throughout the north of England turned in direction of the Conservatives and pushed Boris Johnson in direction of Number 10.
The Hartlepool vote will be the primary alternative for occasion chief Sir Keir Starmer to see if the Opposition can reverse the method that has seen their heartlands disappear.
– Will everyone have the possibility to vote?
Yes, the wide selection of polls being held on Thursday implies that each grownup in England, Wales and Scotland will have the possibility to forged no less than one vote, which is a uncommon incidence exterior of a normal election.
– When can we anticipate results?
Votes for the Hartlepool constituency will be counted in a single day on Thursday and the identification of the brand new MP needs to be recognized by early on Friday.
Other results will take longer to filter by means of as coronavirus guidelines will have an effect on how long it takes to depend votes. The Mayor of London end result is anticipated to be introduced over the weekend, and results within the Scottish Parliament ought to all be in by Saturday night.
In Wales, most results are anticipated on Friday, with results from the London Assembly predicted to be unfold throughout Friday and Saturday, and the mayoral spot not anticipated till late on Saturday or presumably Sunday.
Regional and native mayoral results are additionally anticipated to come back in throughout Saturday and Sunday, alongside native council counts beginning to arrive on Friday, and additionally by means of the weekend.
Police and crime commissioner counts will happen by means of the weekend and some not till Monday.