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Voters in many parts of England get the chance to elect their local councillors on 6 May.

The elections will decide who runs local services – such as schools, libraries and bin collections – in 143 councils.

Where are they taking place?

The local council elections are happening in England, although not in all areas.

Approximately 28 million people will be able to vote for about 4,650 positions of power.

Last year’s vote was delayed because of Covid, so this year we will see a bigger-than-usual number of positions up for election.