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.
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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.
Last year’s General Election came as a shock. But Jeremy Corbyn may finally be running out of excuses for the dubious company he keeps.
In the only contest taking place this week Labour held a set in Knowsley.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
The Conservatives lost seats to the Lib Dems in Aylesbury Vale and to Labour in Staffordshire Moorlands. But the Conservatives gained seats from UKIP in Thurrock and from an independent in Chiltern.
After Brexit, EU nationals in the UK should have the right to vote in local elections – so should all other permanent residents
The principle of “no taxation without representation” should apply. Why should a Swede be able to vote but not a Norwegian?
The Conservatives held two seats in South Kesteven and gained a seat from an independent in Redcar and Cleveland.