But what happened in your parish council? Do you know?
Bill Nelson is the chairman of Seale and Sands Parish Council. In a series of articles he will explore the role of parish councils in local government and why it is so hard to attract candidates to stand as parish councillors.
The elections in May (2015) produced a few surprises: the Conservatives got a majority, Labour lost more seats than expected, many to SNP which almost wiped the floor in Scotland. UKIP attracted almost 4 million votes, almost 1.5 million more than the Lib Dems.