We’re treated for elections this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many elections that were meant to take place in 2020 have been postponed for a year. We’re going to be looking at the results of these elections and creating a case study to use in A Level Politics essays.

This election period will be interesting for a number of reasons:

  • How voters will respond in England to the Conservative government’s handling of the pandemic.
  • How voters will respond in Wales & Scotland to the devolved governments’ handling of the pandemic.
  • How voters will respond to Sir Keir Starmer’s first year of leadership of the Labour Party.
  • Whether Reform UK (used to be called the Brexit Party) will be a strong cause for electoral and parliamentary reform.
  • If voters in Scotland trust Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party.

6 May 2021

  • Hartlepool by-election: Mike Hill, the sitting MP, resigned in March 2021, triggering a by-election.
  • Scottish Parliament: all 129 seats for Holyrood are up for election.
  • Welsh Parliament: the 60 seats of the Senedd are up for election.
  • London Assembly: the 25 seats in the London Assembly.
  • Local council elections
  • Metropolitan mayors (including London, Manchester and Liverpool).
  • Police and Crime Commissioner

13 May 2021

  • Airdrie & Shotts by-election: the sitting MP Neil Grey resigned in March 2021 to run for the Scottish Parliament, triggering a by-election.


Below is the data from the most recent elections in the areas that are up for election. Click on the images to enlarge them.

2019 Hartlepool General Election results
2016 Welsh Assembly Election results
2016 London Mayoral Election results
2019 Airdrie and Shotts General Election results
2016 Scottish Parliament Election results
2016 London Assembly Election results