For those interested in discovering local election results of yesteryear, one way to research is to subscribe (for a reasonable price) to the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) website from the comfort of your home. I currently have access by virtue of my membership of FindMyPast, one of the main genealogy research websites.
I'm wondering what opinions, or perhaps tips for research, other members have who are signed up to it?
It is certainly worth giving another mention to the Glasgow Herald here. Their archives from 1806 to 1989 are available for free at Google Newspapers. To facilitate searching, I did an index of articles relevant to local election results from that paper stretching back to 1889, which I posted on another thread. Obviously the Scottish results are far more detailed - to ward level - although there is some information given for results south of the border also.