I've gone through to work out the stats for the council seats up for election on 22 May - both at the previous election and as they are held now.
Previous election total
London: Lab 875, C 717, L Dem 246, Local parties and residents groups 19, GP 2, Ind 1, RU 1. Total 1,861.
Mets: Lab 518, C 154, L Dem 129, Ind 6, Local parties and residents groups 4, GP 2, BNP 1, RU 1, L 1. Total 816.
Unitaries: Lab 169, C 132, L Dem 79, Ind 9, GP 2, L 1, UKIP 1. Total 393.
Non-mets: C 592, L Dem 286, Lab 224, Local parties and residents groups 39, Ind 15, GP 13, L 2, BNP 1, UKIP 1. Total 1,172.
Grand total: Lab 1,786, C 1,595, L Dem 740, Local parties and residents groups 62, Ind 31, GP 18, L 4, BNP 2, RU 2, UKIP 2. Total 4,242.
Current seats total
London: Lab 832, C 690, L Dem 235, Local parties and residents groups 50, Ind 20, UKIP 18*, All Peoples' Party 2, GP 2, RU 2, S Lab P 2. 8 seats vacant. Total 1,861.
Mets: Lab 526, C 149, L Dem 114, Ind 13, Local parties and residents groups 4, GP 3, UKIP 3, L 1, Peace Party 1. 2 seats vacant. Total 816.
Unitaries: Lab 171, C 125, L Dem 74, Ind 17, UKIP 3, GP 2, L 1. Total 393.
Non-mets: C 571, L Dem 268, Lab 234, Local parties and residents groups 38, Ind 35, GP 11, UKIP 7, BNP 1, L 1, SD 1, Vac 5. Total 1,177.
Grand total: Lab 1,763, C 1,535, L Dem 691, Local parties and residents groups 92, Ind 85, UKIP 31*, GP 18, L 3, All People’s Party 2, Peace Party 1, RU 2, S Lab P 2, BNP 1, SD 1, Vac 15. Total 4,242.
* Does not include three councillors in Merton who are members of UKIP but sit as Merton Coalition.
The total number of seats to be elected in the ordinary elections on 22 May will be 4,232, due to boundary changes.
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160 COUNCILS HAVE FULL OR PART ELECTIONS IN MAY 2014
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 8
NO OVERALL CONTROL 22
All seats in the 32 London Boroughs are up for election.
Barking and Dagenham LAB
Hammersmith and Fulham CON
Kensington and Chelsea CON
Kingston upon Thames LDEM
Richmond upon Thames CON
Tower Hamlets LAB
Waltham Forest LAB
One third of the seats in all 36 Metropolitan Boroughs up for election.
Newcastle Upon Tyne LAB
North Tyneside LAB
St Helens LAB
South Tyneside LAB
Two unitary authorities will have all of their seats up for election following boundary changes.
Milton Keynes NOC
One third of the council seats are up for election in 17
Blackburn & Darwen LAB
Kingston Upon Hull LAB
North East Lincolnshire LAB
Southend on Sea CON
Non-metropolitan districtsTwo district councils will have all of their seats up for election following boundary changes
Three Rivers LDEM
Seven district councils have half of their seats up for election.
Nuneaton & Bedworth LAB
64 district councils have one third of their seats up for election.
Amber Valley CON
Basingstoke & Deane NOC
Cannock Chase LAB
City of Carlisle LAB
Castle Point CON
Epping Forest CON
Great Yarmouth LAB
Mole Valley NOC
Newcastle Under Lyme LAB
North Hertfordshire CON
Reigate & Banstead CON
St Albans NOC
South Cambridgeshire CON
South Lakeland LDEM
Stratford on Avon CON
Tunbridge Wells CON
Welwyn Hatfield CON
West Lancashire CON
West Oxfordshire CON
Weymouth & Portland NOC
Wyre Forest NOC
Mayoral electionsThere are five mayoral elections.
Tower Hamlets INDY