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Local elections 2024 live: Five things to watch as the results roll in

Elections were held on Thursday in 107 councils in England and Wales, as well as for 10 regional mayors and 37 police and crime commissioners.

This is less than a third of all local authorities in the two countries — there are 317 councils of various types in England and another 22 in Wales, not counting the regional mayors and PCCs.

But that is still more than enough to provide a gauge of the national mood ahead of general elections expected later this year.

The FT’s associate editor, columnist and politics junkie Stephen Bush has written an exhaustive guide to what’s up for grabs in three parts, here, here and here.

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