London local election 2022: when will votes be counted and when will we get results?

The key times for the local elections.

All of London’s 32 boroughs are holding local elections today with residents all over the capital voting for their local representatives.

All 1,817 seats are up for grabs, with over 6,000 candidates hopeful of representing people they resonate with after campaigning.

Here’s a run down of some boroughs in London including the closing times of the polling stations, when votes are counted and more.

Barking and Dagenham

The votes in Barking and Dagenham will be counted on the night of Thursday, 5 May and will be counted at the Barking Learning Centre, which is located at 2 Town Square, Barking IG11 7NB.

The council officers will be the ones counting the votes, with the results of those expected to be released at 2:30am/3am on Friday, 6 May.

The results are to be released on the Council website.

Waltham Forest

The counts will take place at the Feed Good Centre, located at 170 Chingford Road, London, E17 5AA. The verification start time is set to commence as polls close at 10pm.

The anticipated count time is set to start at 11:30 and the Waltham Forest council estimate a full declaration time of 3am

Results will initially be published to Twitter with the full list of results published up to 1 hour after that.

Brent

The votes for the local elections in Brent will take place overnight, and run into the early hours of Friday morning, with the count set to start as soon as the first ballot box arrives, which is expected to be around 10:45pm.

The count will take place at the Brent Civic Centre located at Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

Counting staff are employed to count the votes, and the estimated first ward declaration time is to be 3:30am, with the full council declaration time estimated to be at 5:30am.

Greenwich

The counts in Greenwich are set to take place at the Waterfront Leisure Centre, which is located on Woolwich High Street.

The verification start time (and date if not overnight Thursday, 5 May) is 10am on Friday, 6 May.

The estimated first council ward declaration time is 1pm on Friday 6 May and then estimated full council declaration time is to be at 6pm.

Enfield

The votes in Enfield will be counted on Thursday night, and will run into Friday morning, with the votes being counted the the Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

The Enfield council staff will be in charge of counting the votes and the results will be published on the Enfield Council website as they are declared, and will also be published on to the Enfield Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Merton

The count location in Merton will be at the Canons Leisure Centre on Madeira Road in Mitcham, and the verification start time is expected to be around 10pm.

The count start time is anticipated to start at 12:30am on Friday morning, with the first council ward declaration time set to be at 2am, with a full estimated council declaration time at 5am on the morning of 6 May.

Kingston

The count in Kingston upon Thames is set to take place at the Kings Centre in Chessington on the early hours of Friday, 6 May. The council will be posting live results on their twitter (@RBKingston) and their website throughout the day as each ward is declared.

Hackney

Hackney is one of five boroughs electing a Mayor, with the mayoral count scheduled for 8:30am on Friday, 6 May, with the councillors count coming after, and is predicted for around late morning/lunchtime.

All counts are to be voted at the Hackney Service Centre on Hillman Street.

The count is conducted by volunteers, and the electoral officer is Bruce Deville

The estimated first council ward declaration time is projected for early Friday afternoon and a full council declaration time is estimated for 5pm on Friday, 6 May.

The estimated Hackney mayor declaration time is late morning/lunchtime Friday

Lewisham

The count will take place on Friday 6 May from 9am, and the mayoral count will take place in the morning and the result is expected to be announced at lunchtime.

The councillor results will be expected by 5.30pm, and the count is being held at the Knights Academy on Launcelot Road.

Newham

The votes in Newham will start being counted from 7.30am on Friday, 6 May and will be counted near the University of East London, at The Excel Centre.

Paid volunteers who pre-register with the council and then given training, will be in charge of counting the results.

The mayoral result is expected at around 3pm on Friday, with the ward results expected at 7pm.

Bexley

The votes cast in Bexley will be counted overnight tomorrow (Thursday) at the Crook Log Leisure Centre in Bexleyheath.

They will be counted by staff the council employs and trained to do the work and they expect to announce the results in the early hours of Friday morning.

Richmond

The results will be counted from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2022.

The results for all of the wards contested at the 2022 Richmond Council elections will be published from 6 May 2022.

Ealing

The votes will be counted after the polls close at 10pm on 5 May.

The votes will be counted at Percival House in Ealing, with the votes being counted by council staff, who are led by the returning officer.

The council hopes to have all results announced by 6am on Friday May 6, as long as everything goes smoothly.

Islington

The votes will be counted on Friday May 6 at the Sobell Leisure Centre on Hornsey Road.

There’s around 500 people working on the election, with around three to four staff at each polling station with 160 people working at the count.

The council estimates that the final declaration will be made around 5pm.

The winner of each ward will be announced on the council’s official Twitter account as soon as possible after each declaration: twitter.com/IslingtonBC

Full election results will be published on the council’s website as soon as possible following declaration

Hounslow

The votes here will be counted overnight after the polling stations close, and will be counted at the Twickenham Stadium.

The count staff will count the votes, and the final result is estimated to be available at around 5am.

The wards will be announced individually on social media and on the council’s website.

Harrow

The votes in Harrow will be counted on Friday, 6 May 2022 and will be counted at the Harrow Leisure Centre.

The votes will be carried out by the election staff and the results will be announced at around 5pm on May 6.

Havering

The council anticipates that the counting will begin at around 2am at the City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Collier Row, Romford RM5 2BH.

Camden

The count in Camden  is taking place overnight– as soon as possible after the close of polls - at Somers Town Community Sports Centre, Chalton Street, NW1 1RX.

Counting could start as early as 11pm and they expect all results to be declared by 5am on Friday 6th May.

Redbridge

The votes will be counted from 12am onwards on Friday, 6 May, and will be counted that the Redbridge Leisure Centre in Barkingside, Essex. The Redbridge Council staff will count the votes and the council say the results will ‘probably’ be on the website from 5am onwards.

Croydon

Both the mayoral count and council count will be taking place on Friday 6 May at Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT. The mayoral count is expected to start at approximately 5.30pm, with the result declared at around 9pm.

The council count will follow and is expected to start at approximately 10pm – it is anticipated declarations will start to come in from midnight onwards, with a full declaration estimated for 2am (Saturday 7 May)

A team employed by the Returning Officer to work on the elections which is made up of members of the public and council staff will count the votes

Results will be posted on the council website: www.croydon.gov.uk/election; on their news site: news.croydon.gov.uk; and via twitter account: @yourcroydon .

*Please note that your borough may not yet appear here. All of the councils in London’s 32 boroughs have been contacted and some have not yet replied. But, if they do, this will be updated accordingly.