United Kingdom local elections, 1999

United Kingdom local elections, 1999

6 May 1999

All 36 metropolitan boroughs, 35 out of 46 unitary authorities,
237 out of 238 English districts, all 32 Scottish council areas
and all 22 Welsh principal areas
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Tony Blair William Hague Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 19 June 1997 16 July 1988
Percentage 36 34 24
Councils 137 61 20
Councils +/- 32 48 11
Councillors 4,802 3,751 2,607
Councillors +/- 1,161 1,344 75

Local elections took place in much of the United Kingdom on 6 May 1999. All Scottish and Welsh unitary authorities had all their seats elected. In England a