Unlike the consistent over-estimation of the Lib Dems, for Labour the Thrasher and Rallings predictions have a lot more variation – including a spectacular failure in 2013. … 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 chief executive of Barnet Council has left his role after a blunder led to some voters being turned away from polling stations. … Read the full post »
Police have been asked to probe claims of electoral fraud during elections in Leicestershire last week amid concerns about the falsification of postal votes. … Read the full post »
Not only did Ukip slip back into fourth, behind the Liberal Democrats, in the 2016 local elections but the party’s vote share fell yet again. … Read the full post »
Time for another outing for my occasional Campaign Against Cliched Democratic Pessimism with report of another positive turnout picture. … Read the full post »
There are already plenty of individual good news stories for the Lib Dems from the election results, including… … Read the full post »
My guess is a fair few journalists/pundits will get this wrong. So in the interests of accuracy here’s the list since 1983 – which is longer than I think many will report. … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission can recommend that Returning Officers face a financial penalty for failing to run elections well – as happened after the Tower Hamlets elections in 2014. … Read the full post »
A police spokesman said they would not be pursuing the matter as ‘it is not in the public interest to do so at this time.’ … Read the full post »
The narrow, short-term, damn the future attitude of course is not to care about a voter after they say they’ve voted Lib Dem. But… … Read the full post »