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.
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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.
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”.
The Conservatives gained two seats from the Lib Dems in Dorset and a seat from an independent in North Kesteven. But the Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Arun and to an independent in the Scottish Borders.
In practice, children in Wandsworth will still be allowed to climb trees in local parks. It is a mistake for local authorities to adopt rules which suggest otherwise.
The Conservatives lost two seats to the Lib Dems in Teignbridge and another in North Norfolk. But the Conservatives gained a seat from UKIP in Tendring.
The Conservatives held seats in Staffordshire and Eden and gained a seat from an independent in Weymouth & Portland.