Elections 2021: daily guide to probable reporting times


Here’s a guide to the likely results reporting dates following the elections that took place on May 6 – Super Thursday – in England, Scotland and Wales.

All times are based on the latest information available and are subject to change.

Thursday May 6

– 10 p.m .: closing of polling stations throughout Great Britain. The tally has started for the parliamentary by-election for Hartlepool, the mayor of Doncaster and 18 of 143 councils in England.

(PA Chart)

Friday May 7

– From 2 a.m.: First probable results of the 18 England councils counting overnight: Colchester, Derby, Dudley, Gateshead, Harlow, Knowsley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Oldham, Redditch , Rochdale, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, South Tyneside, Stockport, Sunderland and Thurrock.

– 4 am to 6 am: expected result of the Hartlepool by-election.

– At 6 am: result of the mayor of Doncaster.

– From around 9:00 am: the count starts in all seats of the Welsh Parliament; seven of the 14 constituencies in the London Assembly; 46 of the 73 constituencies for the Scottish Parliament; 79 councils in England (of which 77 must declare themselves Friday); seven of 39 elections for police and crime commissioners; and the elections for the mayors of Liverpool and Tees Valley. No results are likely during the morning.

– From 12 noon: First results expected from the 46 Scottish parliamentary constituencies counting Friday.

The constituencies are Aberdeen Central; Aberdeen Donside; Aberdeenshire East; Airdrie & Shotts; Angus North and Mearns; Argyll & Bute; Ayr; Banffshire and Buchan Coast; Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Clydebank and Milngavie; Coatbridge and Chryston; Cowdenbeath; Cunninghame North; Cunninghame South; Dumbarton; Dundee City West; East Lothian; Eastwood; Central Edinburgh; Edinburgh south; West Edinburgh; Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire; Falkirk East; Glasgow Anniesland; Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn; Glasgow Pollok; Glasgow Southside; Greenock and Inverclyde; Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse; Inverness and Nairn; Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley; Kirkcaldy; Linlithgow; Midlothian North and Musselburgh; Moray; Motherwell and Wishaw; Na h-Eileanan an Iar; North East Fife; Orkney Islands; Paisley; North Perthshire; North and West Renfrewshire; Rutherglen; Shetland Islands; Stirling; and Strathkelvin & Bearsden.

Early results are also expected from 77 England tips counting and declaring on Friday.

The councils are Barnsley, Basildon, Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Brentwood, Burnley, Bury, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Castle Point, Chorley, Cornwall, Coventry, Crawley, Derbyshire, Devon, Doncaster, East Sussex, Elmbridge, Epping Forest, Essex, Exeter, Gloucestershire, Halton, Hampshire, Hart, Hastings, Havant, Hyndburn, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leicestershire, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, Maidstone, Manchester, Mole Valley, Norfolk, North East Lincolnshire , North Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Pendle, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Reading, Reigate & Banstead, Rossendale, Rugby, Runnymede, Rushmoor, Salford, Sandwell, Sefton, Sheffield, Solihull, St Helens, Suffolk, Surrey, Swindon, Tameside, Tandridge , Trois Rivières, Trafford, Wakefield, Walsall, Warwickshire, West Northamptonshire, Wigan, Wirral, Woking, Wokingham, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.

– From 2 p.m .: Liverpool town hall result.

– From 3 p.m.: First probable results for Wales. All results from the Welsh Parliament are due to be declared by Friday evening.

The result for the mayor of Tees Valley is expected to be declared in the afternoon, and six of the seven police and crime commissioners will be counted on Friday: Avon & Somerset, Bedfordshire, Cleveland, Dorset, North Yorkshire and Staffordshire. The seventh result, Derbyshire, is expected in the evening.

– Early in the evening: First results from London. The seven constituencies counted on Friday are Bexley & Bromley, Brent & Harrow, Ealing & Hillingdon, Havering & Redbridge, Lambeth & Southwark, North East and West Central.

At around 7 p.m. the result was awaited for Derbyshire Police and the Crime Commissioner.

The final results are also expected from Wales, as well as the remaining results from 46 of the 73 Scottish parliamentary constituencies counting Friday.

Political elections
(PA Chart)

Saturday May 8

– From around 9 a.m.: counting resumes.

In London, the remaining seven Assembly constituencies will start counting, after which London-wide seats will be allocated. In Scotland, the remaining 27 constituency seats will be counted, after which the regional seats will be allocated.

A total of 38 councils in England are due to report their results on Saturday, along with 13 of the 39 police and crime commissioners. Counts will also begin in the elections for mayors of Bristol, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City area, London, North Tyneside, Salford, West England and West Midlands.

– From 12 noon: First results expected from the 38 England councils as of Saturday. These are Bradford, Broxbourne, Buckinghamshire, Calderdale, Cannock Chase, Cheltenham, Durham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gloucester, Gosport, Hartlepool, Hertfordshire, Kirklees, Lancashire, Leeds, Milton Keynes, North Tyneside, Norwich, Oxford, Portsmouth, Rotherham, Shropshire , Slough, Southampton, Staffordshire, Stevenage, Stroud, Tamworth, Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield, West Lancashire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Winchester and Worcester.

Results for the mayors of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, the Liverpool region, North Tyneside and West England are awaited.

Results will also start to arrive for the other 27 Scottish parliamentary constituencies: Aberdeen South & North Kincardine; Aberdeenshire West; Almond Valley; Angus South; Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley; Clackmannanshire and Dunblane; Clydesdale; Cumbernauld & Kilsyth; Dumfriesshire; Dundee City East; Dunfermline; East Kilbride; Edinburgh East; Edinburgh North and Leith; Edinburgh Pentlands; Falkirk West; Galloway and West Dumfries; Glasgow Cathcart; Glasgow Kelvin; Glasgow Provan; Glasgow Shettleston; Mid Fife and Glenrothes; Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale; South Perthshire and Kinrossshire; South Renfrewshire; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; and Uddingston & Bellshill.

– From early afternoon: the results of 13 police and crime commissioners are probable, although some may not be announced until the evening. Results announced on Saturday cover Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Durham, Essex, Humberside, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, Northumbria, Nottinghamshire, Surrey and the West Midlands.

– From mid-afternoon: results for the mayors of Greater Manchester, Salford and the West Midlands are probable.

– From the start of the evening: Results expected from the seven remaining constituencies of the London Assembly: Barnet & Camden, City & East, Croydon & Sutton, Enfield & Haringey, Greenwich & Lewisham, Merton & Wandsworth and South West. Once these results are known, the results for Assembly seats across London will be calculated and published. Following this, the result of the election of the mayor of London will be announced. This could be delayed until Sunday morning if the count takes longer than expected.

In Scotland, once all constituencies have been counted and declared, regional seats will be calculated and allocated. Again, if there are any delays, some results may not be announced until Sunday.

The Bristol mayor’s result is also likely on Saturday night.

SCOTLAND Election
(PA Chart)

Sunday May 9

– From around 9 am: possible late declarations from Scotland or London. In England, 10 tips should start to count. Votes will also be counted for the Mayor of West Yorkshire, and for the Police and Crime Commissioners of Dyfed-Powys, Gwent and North Wales. The South Wales Commissioner’s count may also take place.

– From 12 noon: results are expected from 10 councils in England. These are Adur, Amber Valley, Basingstoke & Deane, Bristol, Cherwell, North Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, St Albans, West Oxfordshire and Worthing.

Results for police and crime commissioners in Dyfed-Powys, Gwent and North Wales are expected in the afternoon, as well as in South Wales if the count takes place on Sunday.

The outcome of the West Yorkshire mayor election is also expected.

Political elections in London
(PA Chart)

Monday May 10

– From around 9:00 am: The count will start for 15 police and crime commissioners, as well as for all remaining councils in England.

– From early afternoon: results awaited for Police and Crime Commissioners in Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Sussex , Thames Valley, Warwickshire, West Mercia and Wiltshire.

Tuesday May 11

– If an election is significantly delayed by recounts or other issues, some results may not be declared until Tuesday.


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