Local factors? The usual backlash against the party in power? Or a long-term trend away from the Conservatives in some of their heartlands?
Posts Tagged: 2021 Local Elections
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The Police and Crime Commissioner results. Conservatives dominate. But why are so many past PCCs stepping down?
Voter turnout seems to have gone up in many areas. But is that also to do with the number of other elections going on?
English election results live blog wrap-up. Final gains and losses in the local and mayoral contests.
We make it twelve net Conservative council gains, Labour up by three mayoralties…and one LibDem council gain.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
Richard Holden: Knightmare on Starmer Street. Labour loses control of Durham – held by the party for a century.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
David Gauke: These results show the Conservatives set for success in the 2020s – unless their opponents can adapt
In England, the Tories have monopolised support on the Right, while the Left vote is split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.
Iain Dale: Perhaps one day I’ll get involved in an election again. In the meantime, here are my predictions for Super Thursday…
Plus: Starmer needs to bring Cooper and Benn into his top team. But will they even want the jobs?
Jonathan Werran: Levelling up. A radical economic overhaul and zero carbon cannot be delivered from the centre.
The moment calls for urgently aligning the agenda for devolution and decentralisation with that of growth and recovery.
A day to ponder the tale of a candidate in these elections, and ask ourselves if we take democracy for granted
Jihyun Park was beaten, tortured, used for sex and put in a North Korean labour camp – before escaping, and making a new life for herself here.
Labour councils hurt the poor the most. It is the Conservatives who offer practical improvements.
Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities.
We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Some may scoff at the Green Party being included as a “main political party”. By next week this classification may not seem so far-fetched.