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Drupal the number one CMS for councils

New research from Digital Health Check reveals that Drupal is now the preferred CMS of UK councils.

In the latest survey of all UK councils, Digital Health Check has found that Drupal now tops the charts, with 86 local councils using the platform.

Report author Colin Stenning notes, "Drupal now leads the pack, and there is now a clear gap between Drupal and Jadu. This is due mainly to the growing popularity of LocalGov Drupal, which now boasts 38 live council sites."

It's an incredible achievement to have helped push the open-source model to the top of the list.

This movement away from high-cost proprietary software is likely to have saved councils a significant amount of taxpayers' money over recent years.

The latest councils to release their LocalGov Drupal sites include:

  • North Devon Council
  • South Hams District Council
  • West Devon Borough Council
  • Wokingham Borough Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council


The top five CMSs used in local government

Content management system Number of councils
Drupal 86 (38 LocalGov Drupal)
Jadu 68
Umbraco 57
Contensis 35


We'd like to take the opportunity to thank all those who've helped to make this possible.

Thanks also to Colin, a friend and contributor to LocalGov Drupal, for this valuable research.