How will you vote in the 2018 local elections?

PUBLISHED: 14:47 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:21 20 April 2018

From left to right - Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas.

From left to right - Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas.


This May there will be another opportunity for anti-Brexit voices to be heard as the next round of local elections take place around England.

32 London boroughs, 34 metropolitan boroughs, 68 district/borough councils and 17 unitary authorities will hold council elections.

On the same day there will be Mayoral elections in Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Watford and South Yorkshire.

While these elections are predominantly about determining who runs local government and services at a local level they also provide an indication of the national political picture, and are likely to provide a clearer picture of how people rate the present government.

Remain-supporting areas may punish the present Government for taking the country down a Hard Brexit route, while Leave-supporting areas could also decide Theresa May also is failing to deliver their demands.

Will fortunes change for the Liberal Democrats in these elections? Has Labour done enough to keep Remainers on side?

For many EU citizens this could be the last ever opportunity to cast a vote in UK elections ahead of the proposed March 2019 date for leaving the EU.

To better understand how Remain-supporting readers are intending to vote ahead of the elections on May 3rd we’re running this non-scientific poll.

• Find out if there are local elections in your area, how to apply for a postal vote, and who your local candidates are on the ‘Your Vote Matters’ website.

READ MORE: As a long-standing Tory voter I’m appalled by the party’s direction

READ MORE: Capital punishment: Tories facing Brexit revenge in London elections

READ MORE: Council elections could be a last chance to halt Brexit

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