When will we know the results of Sheffield's elections?

Residents will find out who is representing them at council and who the first Sheffield City Region mayor is by tomorrow afternoon.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 4:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 4:56 pm
An election count

Residents across the city have been heading to the polls today to cast their vote for the local and Sheffield City Region mayoral elections.

Since 7am this morning polling stations have been open and will close at 10pm tonight.

Soon after, the votes will be counted and we will know who has been chosen for council and, for the first time, we will have a Sheffield City Region mayor.

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Campaigning over the past few weeks has hotted up as nine candidates ran for mayor and 134 candidates ran in in the 28 different wards.

When counting starts at 10pm for the council elections there will be 28 tables on the count floor, each counting the votes for separate wards. Safe seats Manor Castle and Arbourthorne are expected to be announced first. The count will run through the night with all results expected to be announced by around 3am.

The mayoral count is taking place the following day from 10am. Votes from Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield will be counted and added up, with the final results expected by midday.

The full scope of the new mayor’s powers is yet to be decided but whoever is elected will be responsible for £900m to invest in the region.

Keep up-to-date with the latest on the results on Twitter by following @AndyDoneJohnson and @AnnHolmes_jp for the local elections and @1MollyWilliams and @GeorgeTorr_ for the mayoral count.