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2017 local elections: By the numbers

There are, in total, 1,277 candidates from populist and far right parties standing in the county council, local, and mayoral elections taking place on 4th May. This is a drop of 658 candidates from 1,935 overall standing in the same regions’ last election cycles.

Here’s how they break down:

County Councils

  • 2017: 1,031 (UKIP); 10 (BNP); 1 (British Democrats); 2 (British Resistance); 1 (English Democrats); 1 (National Front)
  • 2013: 1,481 (UKIP); 93 (BNP); 3 (British Democrats); 1 (EPP) 2 (NEP); 37 (English Democratic Party); 3 (National Front); 1 (Patria)

Total — 1,046 down from 1,621

Local Councils

  • 2017: 103 (UKIP)
  • Total from the last election cycle: 230 (UKIP); 7 (BNP); 3 (English Democratic Party)

Total — 103 down from 240

Scottish Councils

  • 2017: 39 (UKIP); 2 (National Front)
  • 2012: 37 (UKIP); 6 (National Front); 4 (Brittca)

Total — 41 down from 47

Welsh Councils

  • 2017: 77 (UKIP)
  • 2012: 13 (UKIP); 2 (National Front); 2 (British National Party)

Total — 77 up from 16

Mayoral Elections

  • 2017: 8 (UKIP); 2 (English Democrats)
  • 2016: 1 (UKIP); 1 (British National Party); 1 (Britain First)

(Note: The increase reflects the 2017 introduction of the new metropolitan mayors)

Highest concentrations in England by region & highest concentration County/Ward
  • North West – 61 (Lancashire)
  • East Midlands – 194 (Lincolnshire)
  • West Midlands – 83 (Worcestershire)
  • North Yorkshire – 23 (North Yorkshire)
  • South East – 315 (Kent)
  • East – 236 (Essex)
  • South West – 128 (Devon)

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