Local elections 2022: counting begins after polls close in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – live updates

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives may face electoral drubbing amid Partygate and cost of living crisis. Follow latest news and reaction as counting begins

Peter Kellner, the former president of YouGov, wrote a piece for the Guardian earlier this week looking at the key councils to watch in this year’s local elections.

He explained how strategists will focus on a handful of councils – including Wakefield, Wandsworth and Worthing – to gauge the depth of Boris Johnson’s woes, and the actual probability of a Keir Starmer victory.

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