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Coverage and analysis of the local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections taking place in England and Wales on 2nd May 2024.


From 23:40 to 06:00 join Laura Kuenssberg live on BBC One and BBC News Channel as the votes are counted throughout the night and into the morning. In the studio, Reeta Chakrabarti will crunch the numbers on her giant screens and Professor Sir John Curtice will assess the underlying electoral trends.

The BBC’s Political Editor Chris Mason will analyse what these elections mean for each political party, and senior politicians will be on hand to give their verdict on the results ahead of the General Election later this year. BBC correspondents will be at the all the key counts around the country.

There will be continued coverage throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday from councils, mayoral and police and crime commissioner counts on the BBC News Channel, local and regional channels and BBC national bulletins.


The action will begin from midnight on Friday 3rd May after the polls close, as Jonathan Samuels presents a Vote 2024 overnight results programme alongside Tamara Cohen and Gurpreet Narwan from 12am to 6am, bringing viewers the latest updates as the race to count votes begins.

They'll be joined by Sky News' political team and Sky's Election Analyst Professor Michael Thrasher.

Expert regional and political correspondents will also take audiences to key voting areas across the UK, including the by-election in Blackpool South, to provide full story of what’s happening on the ground.

Throughout Friday, the special coverage will continue with lead politics presenter Sophy Ridge and chief presenter Mark Austin. They’ll be joined by Sky News’ award-winning political team including Political Editor, Beth Rigby; Deputy Political Editor, Sam Coates; and Economics and Data Editor, Ed Conway, analysing the data and asking the big questions as the results come in.

Michael Thrasher will help audiences visualise the impact of the results with the first digital projections of the House of Commons and national equivalent vote share. Ridge will also host a special edition of Politics Hub on Friday evening, offering a full analysis and breakdown of the local elections from 7pm – 9pm.


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