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.
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.
Obama’s trade restrictions destroyed more jobs than they saved. Free trade has proven itself as the most remarkable mechanism to generate prosperity. Yet it is under attack yet again.
The Conservatives lost seats to Labour in Nottingham and Medway, to independents in Rutland and East Hampshire, and to a Lib Dem in Dacorum.
The Conservatives held seats in Basingstoke & Deane and Solihull. The Lib Dems held a seat in East Devon – while the SNP held a seat in Clackmannanshire.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.