Tomorrow is Local elections day in many parts of England.
Here are our recommended websites for further academic research.
The UK Electoral Commission has information about where local elections are taking place and the official procedures.
The House of Commons Library also has a good briefing note which details this.
Read some statement and manifestos on the policies of key parties contesting the elections.
Labour Party- see their campaign video
Look at labourList for social media discussion from supporters
Conservative Party Local election campaigns
Conservative home blogs has debate and news from supporters
The Spectator blogs (also has discussion from a relatively conservative perspective)
see Lib dem blogs and Liberal Democrat Voice for any discussion
UKIP - see their manifestoes
For other manifestoes se the citizen journalist site Election leaflets where vast collections of election ephemera dating back several years can be viewed online.
Includes all the election broadcasts
Guardian - the politics live blog is also covering events.
Academic commentators and think tanks covering local Government
The Local Government Information Unit (think tank) will be blogging and tweeting about the elections.
The Local Government Association will be producing an interactive table of the results.
Plymouth University has a specialist local elections centre. see maps of results from past elections. The UK Parliament library also has statistical papers with all results.
LSE blogs from the London School of Economics
De Montford University Local Governance Unit has examples of papers and blogs covering local government.
Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) University of Birmingham see papers and research news.