Open Council Data UK

Councils: All GB - County - District - England - London - Metropolitan - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Unitary - Wales - Abolished
By-elections - Recent Party Changes
Other Stuff: Council Compositions 1973-2022 - List councillors by party
CSV Downloads - Email Me - About This Site
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I made this site because I couldn't find an up-to-date source for council compositions with accessible data.

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.

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

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). In the table on the front page, NOC council control is based on the party of the mayor or the largest coalition party.

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.