If you persuade someone to go out and vote in one election, do you get a bonus benefit in that they are also then more likely to vote in future elections? … Read the full post »
Read about the 2006 local government elections which were held on Thursday 4 May.
The contests included four directly elected Mayors, all the seats in the London borough councils, a third of the seats in the Mets and a third of the seats in some district and unitary councils. Several councils also elected half of their seats.
The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, made large seat gains. This was at the expense of the Labour government, under Tony Blair. It lost seats heavily.
A former Liberal Democrat candidate has been cleared of forging 12 postal votes application forms in the 2006 council elections. … Read the full post »
Don’t believe the pessimistic cliches: the evidence is that turnout is on the rise. … Read the full post »
Full credit to Katie Hanson and LGBT Labour for these comments about Miranda Greel reported by the Waltham Forest Guardian. … Read the full post »
Waltham Forest Labour councillor Miranda Grell lost her appeal today over her conviction for falsely smearing her Liberal Democrat opponent in the 2006 elections. … Read the full post »
In response to my previous blog posting about the Labour councillor convicted of smearing her opponent, Joanne made numerous comments defending Miranda Grell, including this one… … Read the full post »
Miranda Grell, the Labour candidate who was convicted of smearing a political opponent as a paedophile, is back in the news. … Read the full post »
Waltham Forest Labour councillor Miranda Grell has been found guilty of falsely smearing her Liberal Democrat opponent in the 2006 elections as a paedophile. … Read the full post »
The police have been gathering in new witness statements for the forthcoming trial of Labour councillor Miranda Grell. … Read the full post »
After the May 1978 elections (i.e. the last round of elections before they won the general election) the Conservatives had 49.6% of councillors. … Read the full post »