Local Authority Political Analysis (LAPA) Report

LAPA provides live insights and a view and analysis of the political landscape across Local Government. Data is provided from our Local Government Research Team and updates are made continuously.



Live Selectable Political Analysis

Individual Council Political Analysis Tool. Filter by Council Control, Region or Party



Live Dynamic Political Analysis Control Panel

Live and Dynamic Graphical Analysis of Council Political Control and Number of Seats by Party, Region and Type. Including historical political party analysis.



District Level Political Maps

Example 2018 map showing the UK mainland, showing a political colour coded map of council control at a district level. Latest versions are included in the subscription


The subscription includes continuous live access with dynamic filters and views. Order full access here or contact us to arrange a presentation of the subscription.

Live Selectable Political Analysis

Screenshot showing the Individual Council Political Analysis Tool. The subscription provides a live filter by Council Control, Region or Party. Clickable field headers and sliders and drop down options to sort and analyse the data as required.

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Live Dynamic Political Analysis Control Panel

The control panel provides dynamic filters by Political Party, Region, Council Type and Council Name which generate various graphical visualisations and charts. An extract of which can be seen in the screenshot below

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The control panel shows detailed analysis and visualisations around the number of Seats by Political Party and Geography. Screenshot below

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In addition to the Seat analysis detailed above, additional dynamic filters and visualisations are available that include both analysis of the live number of seats and historical comparisons. Screenshot below

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2018 Map View of the Political landscape at a district level across the UK mainland.







Alluvial Diagram showing 2017 Council Control vs Number of Seats vs Council Type

6123199015801236122111981133112493073260852345331526321312511475757456545443280 0Conservative Council 9,619Conservative CouncilIndependent Council 149Independent CouncilLabour Council 5,995Labour CouncilLiberal Democrat Council 317Liberal Democrat CouncilNo Overall Control Council 3,976No Overall Control CouncilNon Political Council 125Non Political CouncilPlaid Cymru 75Plaid CymruScottish National Party 28Scottish National PartyUKIP 56UKIP 0English County Council 1,793English County CouncilEnglish Non-Metropolitan District 8,570English Non-Metropolitan DistrictEnglish Unitary Authority 3,101English Unitary AuthorityLondon Borough 1,977London BoroughMetropolitan Council (England) 2,419Metropolitan Council (England)Scottish Unitary Authority 1,226Scottish Unitary AuthorityWelsh Unitary Authority 1,254Welsh Unitary Authority

Alluvial Diagram showing 2017 Council Control vs Number of Seats vs Region

2657185215421374129912211124974644608576523484464458453439418390332312271253249209132126125109757575747156545451434028260 0Conservative Council 9,619Conservative CouncilIndependent Council 149Independent CouncilLabour Council 5,995Labour CouncilLiberal Democrat Council 317Liberal Democrat CouncilNo Overall Control Council 3,976No Overall Control CouncilNon Political Council 125Non Political CouncilPlaid Cymru 75Plaid CymruScottish National Party 28Scottish National PartyUKIP 56UKIP 0East Midlands 1,941East MidlandsEastern 2,508EasternLondon 1,977LondonNorth East 770North EastNorth West 2,363North WestScotland 1,226ScotlandSouth East 3,427South EastSouth West 1,941South WestWales 1,254WalesWest Midlands 1,709West MidlandsYorkshire and Humber 1,224Yorkshire and Humber