Mayoral elections in England

Mayoral elections are taking place across England on Thursday 4 May 2017. Find out everything you need to know about mayoral elections.

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Polling stations for mayoral elections in England on Thursday 4 May are now closed.

If you want to know when the counting of votes will begin, you can find your council on the list below:

Estimated election count timings in England (XLS)


Find out about elections where you are

Enter your postcode to find information on the elections where you are.


Who can vote?

To vote in a mayoral election you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

What is a Mayoral Combined Authority?

Mayoral Combined Authorities bring together local authorities across a city region or county area. They are responsible for services such as transport, planning and skills provision.

These Combined Authorities will be headed by a Combined Authority Mayor, similar to the Mayor of London. The Mayor will form a cabinet, comprised of the leaders of the local authorities. Together the Mayor and local authority leaders make up the Combined Authority.

You can find out more at gov.uk/ourmayor.