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Local and mayoral elections were held in England and Northern Ireland on 22 May 2014. In England, elections were held in all 32 London boroughs, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 19 unitary authorities, and 74 shire districts. Labour had a net gain of four councils, the Conservatives a net loss of 13 and the Liberal Democrats a net loss of two. The first local elections were also held to 11 new councils in Northern Ireland in accordance with timetabled reform to local government administration.

Five incumbent mayors were re-elected: Jules Pipe in Hackney, Steve Bullock in Lewisham, Sir Robin Wales in Newham (all Labour), Liberal Democrat Dorothy Thornhill in Watford and Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets.

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