Local elections 2022: When can I vote? When will results be in Yorkshire? How many seats are being contested?

People around the UK will go to the polls on Thursday for the 2022 local elections.

Voters will be choosing local representatives in England, Scotland and Wales and there will also be an election for the Northern Ireland Assembly.

– When are the local elections?

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The local elections take place on Thursday May 5.

Voters are going to the polls in Yorkshire for the local elections.

Polling stations will open at 7am and close at 10pm.

– When will the results be announced in Yorkshire?

After polls close at 10pm, ballot boxes are taken from all the polling stations to local or regional counting centres where staff open them and start counting votes. Some areas will begin counting overnight with others waiting until Friday morning.

Once all the votes in an area are counted, the official in charge – the returning officer – takes the stage and announces the results.

Here are the estimated timings for when to expect results in Yorkshire on Friday and how many seats are being contested in each area:

North East Lincolnshire - 2.30am; 16 seats

Sheffield - 3am; 28 seats

Hull - 3.30am; 19 seats

Barnsley - 7am; 21 seats

Calderdale - 1.30pm; 17 seats

South Yorkshire mayoral result - 4pm

Leeds - 4.30pm; 33 seats

North Yorkshire - 5pm; 90 seats

Wakefield - 5pm; 21 seats

Bradford - 6pm; 30 seats

Kirklees - 6.30pm; 23 seats

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