Local elections 2018 candidates: Who is Renew Britain? Full list of political ...

Local elections are taking place across England today, with more than 4,000 seats being fought over by candidates across 150 councils.

Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Watford and Sheffield City will all elect mayors.

Polls are open now until 10pm tonight, with the first results expected to roll in between midnight and 1am and throughout the night.

Voters will see the traditional parties on their ballot papers - Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats etc - but there may be some they do not recognise.

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Who is Renew Britain? Full list of political parties 

Voters will have noticed a new political party on the list of options when voting today - Renew Britain.

The fledgling anti-Brexit and centrist party was founded in mid-2017 by Chris Coghlan, a former anti-terrorist officer for the Foreign Office.

According to its website, Renew Britain wants to overturn the public vote on Brexit.

Local elections 2018: LIVE pictures from the polling stationsThu, May 3, 2018 Follow us for the latest pictures from the polling stations as Britons head to the polls to cast their ballots for their local councils.
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