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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.


BBC's overnight coverage will be hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and start at 11:40pm after that night's Question Time. Coverage of the results will continue during BBC Breakfast from 6am, and than on BBC Two from 12pm. Afternoon coverage will air on BBC One from 1:45pm.


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.


Tom Harwood will lead GB News' overnight coverage, with reaction and analysis from its Political Editor Christopher Hope. Coverage will continue at Breakfast from 6am on Friday 3rd May with Stephen Dixon and Ellie Costello.


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