OVER the last couple of weeks, you will no doubt have heard a lot about Local Elections.

A total of 26,000 candidates will be standing in 248 councils in England and 11 in Northern Ireland today, Thursday.

Six mayors will also be elected across the country.

But one of the few places in England not to have elections is here in Warrington.

While many councils host elections for one third of council seats each year, all councillors in Warrington are elected every four years.

As the last vote was in 2016, the next council election here won't be until 2020.

Warrington Borough Council is composed of 58 councillors who serve on the council for a four-year term.

Labour currently has 43 seats, the Liberal Democrats 12, Conservatives one and there are two independent members.

However people in Warrington could still be going to the polls next month.

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As it stands, European elections could take place on May 23 depending on what happens with Brexit.

Polling cards are set to be distributed this week.