2012 local election results
The local elections took place on 3 May 2012.
Hull is divided into 23 wards for electoral purposes. Each ward elects either two or three councillors, giving a total of 59.
Following the local election, Labour has retained control of Hull City Council with 39 seats out of a total of 59.
Find out the local election results in full
About local elections in Hull
Approximately a third of the council is elected each year. In wards where there are only two councillors, there will not be local elections every year, as by definition, you cannot elect thirds when there are only two councillors (no election will be held in 2013). Once elected, a councillor usually serves for four years before standing for re-election. The next local elections will be held in 2014 and may be on the same day as the European Parliament elections.
The Returning Officer for the local election is usually the Chief Executive of Hull City Council but this is still to be confirmed.
Why you should vote
Your local council is a big part of how you live and work. By voting you are having your say on how things should be run.
Some of the things councillors have responsibility for are -
- keeping the streets clean and maintaining the roads
- providing learning opportunities for children and young people
- helping people get back into work or access training opportunities
- providing lots of green spaces and leisure activities to keep you healthy
- attracting investment into the area which helps create new jobs
- helping to keep the city a safe place
How to vote
You must be registered on the electoral register to vote in an election.
More information about how you can register or update your details on the electoral register
You can vote in person at the polling station on your polling card, by post, or by proxy vote (this is when you arrange with the elections office for someone else to vote for you, usually a family member).
More information about voting in person
More information about voting by post
More information about voting by proxy
Standing for election
If you are interested in becoming a councillor find out how to stand for a future election.
Find out how to stand for election
Previous local election results
Local election results 2007
Local election results 2008
By-election results 2009
Local election results 2010
Local election results 2011
Local election results 2012
Hull City Council
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Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 613 097