In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Posts Tagged: Local government and local elections
Robert Halfon: Does May’s selfish machine care at all about the Party’s future – or the thousand plus councillors who lost their seats?
We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
ConHome’s survey. Our panel and the European elections. Three in five Tory members will still vote for the Brexit Party.
We have four hundred or so more responses than last month – and almost exactly the same result.
Lee Rowley: Killamarsh Conservatism – the reason North East Derbyshire bucked the trend in last week’s elections
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
Steve Baker: What madness is this that a Conservative Prime Minister would rather negotiate with Corbyn than deliver on democracy?
All that passing May’s deal would do is lose the DUP, split the Party, boost Farage, and usher in an election. And the deal is bad in any event.
“But it is worth emphasising that the Tories got absolutely monstered,” the Shadow Local Government Secretary adds.
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
And Labour are also net losers on a dire election day for the two main parties – with the Euro-poll to come.
Local elections 1) Results summary. Tories down by 43 councils, Labour down by six, LibDems up by eleven.
The Conservatives gain three councils, shed far more – and councillor losses have now breached the 1000 barrier. The worst end of CCHQ expectations.
Local elections 4) The minor parties: Greens surge, UKIP collapse, localists and independents thrive
Could the absence of the Brexit Party explain in part the enormous increase in the number of ‘Others’ being returned?
The local election results so far. Voters turn on the two big parties over Brexit, and say: a plague on both your houses.
To date, these elections are raising strategic questions above May’s leadership and Corbyn’s policy – especially over a second referendum.
Staying on would be a tragedy for the Conservative Party, which could very well cease to be viable as a party of government.
They will doubtless be very bad for the Conservatives – but perhaps not as dire as some of the worst forecasts for the Party would have it.
The leading psephologist anticipates that the Liberal Democrats will be the big beneficiaries of the local elections.
There is no good reason to punish local Tory candidates for Parliamentary manoeuverings and national Government failures.