The leader of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland has hailed her party’s unexpected success at the ballot box as “tremendous”.
A former MP who resigned after angering relatives of 10 Protestants shot dead in a sectarian massacre has won a council seat in the Northern Ireland local elections.
Jeremy Corbyn has praised a Labour candidate for winning a council seat four years after voting for the Conservative Party.
The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party said she will consider comments made by former health minister Jim Wells about the party’s first openly gay councillor in Northern Ireland.
Michael Gove has issued a renewed plea for MPs to back Theresa May’s deal, claiming the Tories’ local election losses were because the party has “not yet delivered Brexit”.
Counting has resumed for a second day in Northern Ireland following the local government elections.
A DUP candidate who was convicted of drink-driving has won back his council seat with an increased vote.
The Democratic Unionist Party’s first openly gay election candidate has been elected.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that voters in the local elections had sent a clear message to Labour: “Brexit – sort it.”
A number of voters took to social media to boast about spoiling their ballot papers in the local elections, with many referencing a disillusionment with Brexit.
The counting process has begun in the local government elections in Northern Ireland.
The Conservatives and Labour have both faced a backlash at the ballot box over Brexit while smaller parties and independents have surged ahead.
The Liberal Democrats have won control of Bath and North East Somerset Council from the Conservatives.
Early losses for both Labour and the Conservatives in the English local council elections were cause for critical reflection from the parties’ politicians, with Brexit cited by many as the key cause.
Here are the key timings for the counting and declaration of results in this year’s local elections.
Thursday’s local elections saw both humans and their pets going to the polls.
The Conservatives could lose more than 800 seats in the local elections, according to predictions.
Democracy has been cancelled, campaigners have claimed, with 300 councillors guaranteed success before votes are cast.
More than 300,000 applications to register to vote were submitted last week, as people rushed to meet the deadline for participation in this year’s local elections.
Nearly 156,000 people have applied to register to vote in the past seven days – the highest weekly total so far this year.
Work is under way to strike a deal between Labour, Tory and Independents to form a minority coalition for Aberdeen City Council, the Evening Express understands.
Negotiations expected to start as Aberdeenshire’s 23 Conservative elected members look to form majority
The Conservatives in Aberdeenshire were expected to begin their first round of formal negotiations at Woodhill House today in a bid to form a Tory-led coalition.