Labour gained a seat from the Green Party in Lancaster. The Conservatives held a seat in Suffolk Coastal.
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Selling off the Royal Bank of Scotland without taking the chance to widen share ownership would be a wasted opportunity.
It wasn’t just about antisemitism. The Conservatives pledged to maintain weekly bin collections. Labour did not.
Smaller electoral areas with just one councillor each would make for less confusion, more accountability – and fewer one party states.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
Town Halls are sticking with the “big six” – spurning the chance to save money or to switch to renewables. This even applies to councils that set up their own firms.
The Conservatives held a seat in Perth and Kinross but lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Warrington and another one to the Lib Dems in West Berkshire.
The Conservatives held a seat in South Northamptonshire but lost one to the Lib Dems in Chichester. Labour held a seat in St Edmundsbury
It’s in the district council elections that the Conservatives are strongest – and so have the most to lose
The final part of our series this week on May’s elections. Will there be a LibDem revival – which polls have yet to indicate?
In the elections for the “metropolitan boroughs” the Conservatives have little to lose – which is why the focus will be on Trafford
The second part of our series this week on May’s elections, moving on to the metropolitan areas that are electing in thirds.
We open a three-part series this week on May’s elections, beginning today with the cities that are all-out.
The Conservatives held seats in New Forest and in Fylde. The Green Party gained a seat form an independent in Taunton Deane. The Lib Dems gained a seat from the SNP in the Highlands.
Ultimately it is the responsibility of the people of that city to vote to halt the ecological vandalism taking place on a huge scale.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.