Local Elections 2 May 2024

Local elections took place in Southampton on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Southampton City Council local elections

The city of Southampton has a council of 51 members or councillors who make decisions on matters affecting the city. The city is divided into 17 wards and each ward is represented by three councillors who are appointed for a term of four years.

Every year for three consecutive years, one councillor in each ward will have completed their term of office and their seat will become vacant. The subsequently elected councillor will then be in post for a further four years. In the fourth year there is no election. This is known as electing by thirds.