Council and unitary authority seats – as well as Mayoral positions – all up for grabs today

Have you cast your vote for a cycle-friendly local councillor?

Today UK voters have the chance to have their say on who gets to run their local area.

Polls opened this morning across England, Scotland and Wales, potentially affecting over 4,700 seats on over 180 English councils, 32 Scottish unitary authorities and 21 Welsh unitary authorities.

Cycling has proved a hot topic in the run up to the London Mayoral election, with the likes of the LCC lobbying hard in the name of improving facilities and road conditions for cyclists.

Incredibly, all major candidates attended a hustings event – solely about cycling – just days before the election, proving how important the cycle vote has become, in London at least.

But it’s not just the English capital where votes cast can influence what is being done for cycling. Have your local councillors made any promises to improve facilities for cyclists?

Mayoral roles are also currently being voted for in Liverpool and Salford, while Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wakefield are all voting on whether to introduce Mayor roles in their areas.

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