May 3rd's polls saw Boris Johnson win another four-year term in City Hall - the exception to an otherwise bad night for the Conservatives, who lost over 400 councillors. Here's the highlights of our coverage, featuring Ian Dunt's mammoth 38-hour live blog and Alex Stevenson's rolling analysis, aided and abetted by an army of academics, pundits and pollsters.
Boris Johnson has seen off Labour hopes of a Ken Livingstone revival to triumph in the 2012 London mayoral race.Tweet
The full story behind an explosive election
24 hours of expert opinion on this year's results
How power shifted across the country
We might be getting accustomed to coalition politics in Westminster, but in local government the art of two-party government is suffering a few setbacks at the moment.
Everywhere you look, the fates conspire against the government.
The local election and referendum results present both challenges and opportunities for the leaders of Britain's three parties.
The second part of our story of the night
Boris Johnson has seen off Labour hopes of a Ken Livingstone revival to triumph in the 2012 London mayoral race.
We've lined up a team of pollsters, academics, party political people, MPs, columnists and policy wonks who are helping us interpret the results throughout Thursday night and all through Friday.
Ed Miliband's party is continuing to make solid gains across England, as local election results continue to hammer the coalition's Conservative and Liberal Democrats.
While Ukip splits the right-wing vote, the decline of the Lib Dems unifies the left.
Here are our election result tables showing how power is shifting across England, Scotland and Wales as a result of May 3rd's voting.
Voters in England, Wales and Scotland go to the polls today as a host of vital elections are held across the country.
Boris Johnson received an undesired endorsement from embattled prime minister David Cameron today, as Labour tried to paint the pair as "two Tory peas in a pod".
The Ukip candidate is running on a policy platform he has no power to deliver... but that's not stopping him.
A year ago, May 5th 2011, was the grimmest of days for the Liberal Democrats. The party lost some 700 councillors, and, more cruelly still, a once-in-a-generation chance of electoral reform at Westminster with the rejection of the AV referendum. The question hovering over Thursday's set of elections is: is 2011 as bad as it gets for the party?
The Green candidate may seem harmless, but she has flashes of pit bull ferocity.
The dark horse in the London mayoral race is secretly an establishment insider.
Nick Clegg is in an upbeat mood ahead of this week's local elections, as he insists that Liberal Democrats are "getting a hearing".
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