Open Council Data UK


Home
Councils: All GB - County - District - England - London - Metropolitan - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Unitary - Wales
Elections: By-elections - Elections in 2020
Parties: List all councillors by party
Download as CSV: COUNCILS: 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 / COUNCILLORS: 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019
Email Me - About This Site

Why?
I made this site because I couldn't find an up-to-date source for council compositions with accessible data. I'm aware of Local Councils, Keith Edkins' Site and the Vote UK Forum, all of which are fantastic resources, but none meets the requirements of being up-to-date and providing an accessible data format.

How?
This site uses webscraping to grab the names, parties and wards of councillors from council websites. A handful of council websites provide information only in PDFs or through non-machine readable Javascript shenanigans and I try to keep those up-to-date manually.

May I?
I've made the site and the CSV databases Public Domain (download links above), using a Creative Commons license.

NOC?
Lots of information sources on councils will use the term "No Overall Control". I consider this to be journalistic code for either "Not yet decided" or "We couldn't be bothered to check". In reality many councils are run by a coalition of parties, so although I've kept references to NOC where there's no majority, I've also added the coalition in control (if I can be bothered to check, of course).

Hello!
If you find this site useful or have ideas for how it could be used for the public good, my email link is at the top.