2012 Local & Mayoral Elections
On the 3rd May 2012 elections were held across the country. In addition to 181 council elections London, Liverpool and Salford voted for their mayors and 11 cities, including Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, held referendums on whether to have directly elected mayors themselves.
Find out more about local elections
Find out who’s voting (BBC News)
The London Mayoral and Greater London Assembly elections provide a great opportunity to cover different electoral systems in your class, with First Past the Post, Supplementary Vote and Additional Member System used.
Find out more about voting systems
Running a mock election is a great way to get young people involved in the political process.
Find out more about running a mock election