One question that I have been asked today is, why are there no local elections in Wigan?
There are a number of different ways local elections are run. In Wigan there are 3 Councillors per Ward. When elected they are in office for 4 years.
So the first Councillor is elected in year 1 and their term of office will run till Yr 5.
In Yr 2 the next Councillor is voted in and their term of office will run till Yr 6.
In Y 3, you guessed it, the third Councillor is voted in and they wil stay in office till Yr 7.
In Yr 4 there are no elections.
In Yr 5 the first Councillor 4 Yr office term is up so the cycle starts again.
We are in Yr 4 of the cycle and that is why there are no elections till next year, when the cycle starts again.
Hope this helps and explains it a bit more.