The usual essential annual guide to all the details of May’s local elections – the Local Elections Handbook – is, this time, available from Amazon at a rather hefty discount, taking the book from very expensive to merely indulgent.
The format is the now well-established one of a brief commentary and set of summary statistics followed by the heart of the book – the full set of ward results from May from across England, Scotland and Wales.
Amongst the gems you will find in the details is this:
The (Official) Monster Raving Loony Party fielded no fewer than nine candidates in the Molesey East ward of Elmbridge council this year.
They polled 57 votes between them, still far short of the winner’s 914.
All in all, a must-have if you find yourself wanting to know the details of ward election results.