Welcome to SEC Newgate’s coverage of the 2022 Local elections.

On 5 May there are elections in all London boroughs (including five mayors), all local authorities in Wales and Scotland, 33 metropolitan boroughs (four all-out including Birmingham, and 29 in thirds), 61 district councils (five all-out, six in halves, 49 in thirds), 22 unitary authorities (five all-out and 16 in thirds), three county region elections across four local authorities (Somerset, North Yorkshire, Cumberland Council and Westmorland & Furness ), and mayoral elections in Watford and the South Yorkshire Combined Authority. SEC Newgate is active across the country and is keeping an eye on election campaigns for you. 

Here you will find our weekly election news roundups, as well as our in-depth reports on the key battleground local authorities. Here you’ll find all the intel, gossip, polling, and results odds you need to have a good idea of what’s going to happen on 5 May and what it means for development.

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The 20-strong SEC Newgate Local Advocacy team is available to deliver CPD sessions to your team explaining what the elections mean for you either pre- or post- 5 May. Email us here to book your session.

Borough briefings 

In the run up to the elections in May, we’re profiling some of the most interesting boroughs with reports looking at the likely election result, the policy issues at play, the key figures, and the outlook for development post-May. 

Click on a front covers below to read our analysis:


Weekly emails

Explore our previous weekly news emails by clicking on the weeks below:

April 2022

Local Election Countdown - 22 April

Local Election Countdown - 14 April

Local Election Countdown - 8 April

Local Election Countdown - 1 April

March 2022 

Local Election Countdown - 25 March

Local Election Countdown - 18 March

Local Election Countdown - 11 March

Local Election Countdown - 4 March

February 2022 

Local Election Countdown - 25 February

Local Election Countdown - 18 February

Local Election Countdown - 11 February

Key Contacts

Phil Briscoe

MD, Advocacy

Vincent Carroll-Battaglino

Senior Account Manager

Pearce Branigan

Account Manager

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