London: Over 500 British Pakistanis are contesting for the today’s UK local Govt Election.
They are contesting for more than 4,400 seats in around 150 different councils. It includes each ward in Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Leeds as well as all 32 London boroughs. The elections for Mayor are conducting in Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Sheffield City region, Hackney, Newham, and Watford. However, there are no polls in Northern Ireland, Wales, or Scotland. The polling timings are from 7 AM to 10 PM (PST 12 PM to PST 3 AM).
Key Points about UK local Govt Election
Local government authorities or Councils are responsible for offering public services to the people. They possess different no. of seats and usually, operate by the party that has the majority. 40% of total seats are from London. However, there are over 4,000 council seats in 150 councils. UK local Govt Election is also open to residents of electing boroughs and European Union registered nationals.