Local election results 2018: The results in maps

With over 130 councils declaring an election result Labour has failed to take target councils in London, while the Conservatives lost control of Trafford but have gains elsewhere.

UKIP lost over 100 councillors while the Lib Dems have taken Richmond-upon-Thames council. The Greens have a net increase of four councillors.

Those councils changing hands are listed below.

Local election results 2018: The results in maps
Local election results 2018: The results in maps

In total, 4,371 seats were contested across 150 local authorities, in the first major test of public opinion since last year’s general election.

Maps built using Carto. If you can’t see the map, tap or click here.


Labour have taken Plymouth from the Conservatives and gained control of Kirklees.

However, in the north they lost overall control of Nuneaton and Bedworth, and Derby, while also losing some seats in strongholds like Wigan and Sheffield.

In London, Labour gained multiple seats in Wandsworth and Westminster, as the map below shows – but these gains were not enough to take control of each borough.


The Conservatives gained control of Basildon and Peterborough councils thanks to the collapse in UKIP support, and won some seats in Wakefield and Leeds, traditional Labour areas.

In London, the Tories gained seats in Hillingdon – which some had touted as a potential Labour target – and won nine more seats in Sutton, despite the area remaining in Lib Dem control.

However, they lost control of Trafford, Plymouth and Richmond – where they lost 28 seats in total.

Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats won control of Richmond-upon-Thames, gaining 24 seats in the process in one of the biggest swings of the night. The party also took Three Rivers.

They also had strong showings in the Labour areas of Hull and Merton, and the Tory council of Gosport,


The party has lost over 100 councillors across the country, with heavy losses in Great Yarmouth and Basildon, as the map below shows. It has only managed to hold on to a handful of seats so far.

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