Permission has been granted to delay the by-election for Manchester Gorton so it can take place on the same day as the General Election.
William Eichler speaks to Dr Jonathan Carr-West to find out how councils are preparing themselves to deliver two elections in five weeks.
The prime minister has announced an early General Election in order to ‘unify Westminster’ ahead of Brexit negotiations.
Prime minister Theresa May has signalled intent to go on the offensive for new English county council, Welsh and Scottish seats.
There were 260 reported cases of electoral fraud last year, according to a new report from the Electoral Commission.
A new report has found that while the local government electorate grew last year, ‘ambitious reforms’ are required to keep up with the pace of changes.
Members of the London Assembly have accused the police of ‘major failings’ in their investigation of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.
Scottish councillors elected in May need to ‘plan effectively’ for the long term and work with their local communities when deciding key priorities, auditors say.
Survivors of domestic abuse will find it easier to register to vote anonymously under new government proposals.
Ballot papers in Wales will now be written in both Welsh and English from this year's local council elections.