Political

A remarkable statistic about this year’s local council elections

No, it’s not about just how well the Liberal Democrats did (so well, the results have triggered a big wave of new members).

Rather, it’s about the sort of seats that were up for election this year.

They were more Leave than the country as a whole. Leave got 56% across these areas in the referendum:

This wasn’t just Remain areas plumping for a Remain party. It was Leave areas showing how fed up they are with the Labour-Conservative Brexit duopoly too. (And handing Ukip a big seat loss on the side too.)

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