Sitting councillors and aspirant candidates alike have been irritated and offended by the new process.
Posts Tagged: Local government and local elections
Khan is hanging around City Hall, waiting for the Labour leadership to turn up. London can do better.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
James Frayne: Step one in showing provincial English voters more respect. Clear up this Customs Union mess.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.
Theresa May: Our practical politics is closer to voters than the partisan approach that increasingly consumes the left
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
All teenagers should be taught at school about the structure of the British constitution – this would help improve the engagement and basis of knowledge for local government elections.
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
Iain Duncan Smith: May’s ministers have rejected the customs partnership. In clinging to to it, Number 10 is making a mistake.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
Live Blog: Summary. Nasty Party factor holds Labour back in London, Brexit factor helps Tories consolidate in the provincial suburbs.
And, in its unquiet grave, the Liberal Democrat Frankenstein yawns, stretches and rubs its eyes.
Our rolling list of the local election results in terms of council control.
WATCH: Cleverly – Thank you for every door knocked on, tweet sent, Facebook post loaded, phone call made
The Deputy Chairman of the Party has a message for everyone who participated in the Tory campaign.
WATCH: May in Wandsworth – “This was one of Labour’s top targets. They threw everything at it. But they lost.”
The Prime Minister visits the Tory flagship council in the aftermath of the Conservatives holding on.
Plus: That customs Cabinet committee meeting – and luck & chance in politics. How Zephaniah has fallen. Javid v Khan. And: my local elections overnight marathon.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
The Prime Minister faces a ‘Kobayashi Maru’ test. For those who don’t know their Star Trek, that’s where there is a no win scenario for trainee captains of a starship.