There are a large number of elections this year, as those scheduled held in 2020 were postponed due to the pandemic (for more information, see our briefing Coronavirus: elections). This series covers results and analysis of:

  • Local elections
  • London elections (Mayoral and Assembly)
  • Scottish Parliament elections
  • Welsh Parliament elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Metro Mayor elections

Image: Polling station (way in) / Paul Albertella under CC BY 2.0

May 2021 elections: Candidates and results by party

How did the parties do across all elections, and what was the gender breakdown?

Analysis and results by election

  • Senedd Cymru / Welsh Parliament elections 2021

    The 2021 Senedd Cymru/ Welsh Parliament elections took place on 6 May. The largest party was Labour, winning 30 seats. The Conservatives made the largest gains and replaced Plaid Cymru as the second largest party.

  • PCC Elections 2021

    On Thursday 6 May 2021 the third elections for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) took place in 39 PCC areas in England and Wales.

  • Metro Mayor elections

    Seven combined authority areas held mayoral elections in May 2021. This briefing shows who won and analyses data on vote share, turnout and candidates.

  • London Elections 2021

    Elections for the London Mayor and London Assembly were held on 6 May 2021. The Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London.

  • Local elections

    The results of the local elections that took place in England on 6 May 2021.

Background to the elections