Former Conservative and Ukip MP Bob Spink has been found guilty of tricking people into signing nomination papers for last year’s local elections. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2016 local council elections, held on Thursday 5 May. They coincided with elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and, in London, for both the Mayor and Assembly.
For a full data series of the annual local election results, see my LocalBase.
The proportion of Liberal Democrat local council candidates candidates who are female continued to flat-line in 2016 as it has now for nearly thirty years. … Read the full post »
The man who was deputy leader of the Conservatives in Derby before resigning in the face of questions over his election paperwork has now been convicted of breaking the law. … Read the full post »
Investigations by the Derby Telegraph show, the newspaper says, that Richard Smalley, former Tory deputy leader in Derby, used a false address on his nomination papers in this May’s local elections. … Read the full post »
Read Liberal Democrat Newswire #80’s post-mortem on the 2016 elections. … Read the full post »
Here is the full ward by ward voting breakdown for London Mayor and London Assembly. … Read the full post »
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed it is looking into four allegations of “personation” – where an individual votes as someone else – which allegedly occurred during the Oldham Council elections. … Read the full post »
Here are the wards with the 20 biggest increases in the Liberal Democrat list ballot between 2012 and 2016. … Read the full post »
Now that the full ward-by-ward election results are out for the 2016 London Mayor and Assembly elections, here are the top 20 wards for Lib Dem vote share on the London Assembly list ballot. … Read the full post »
On average the Tories slightly over-perform the Thrasher / Rallings forecasts, but the level of variation makes that a pattern of limited use for interpreting future forecasts.
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