Faisal Rana, a Labour councillor in Rochdale, has been cautioned by the police after admitting voting twice in May’s elections for the location council. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2018 local council elections, held on Thursday 3 May and which saw the Liberal Democrats under Vince Cable make more net gains than the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.
For a full data series of the annual local election results, see my LocalBase.
Evaluating the controversial voter ID pilots run during this May’s local elections, the Electoral Commission has recommended more testing next year.
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A bumper set of eleven council by-elections or deferred contests from May this week. A little disappointing to see that it is only eight Lib Dem candidates across those eleven – but that is up four on the last time these seats were all fought. … Read the full post »
One Parliamentary by-election, one council by-election and one delayed council election (due to the death of a candidate) this week. … Read the full post »
Two men have been arrested in Norwich following allegations of fraud involving a Conservative Party nomination paper in the May local elections. … Read the full post »
Peering into the details and the patterns behind the Liberal Democrat performance in this May’s local elections, one intriguing political opportunity presents itself. The party did best in shire district elections up against the Conservatives. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #112 came out last week, looking at the Lib Dem performance in the 2018 local elections. … Read the full post »
Now that the local election are (nearly) over, it’s worth remembering the good housekeeping tasks which wrap up the contest properly and help get the next campaign off to a good start. … Read the full post »
As I analysed in some detail in the last Liberal Democrat Newswire, the Lib Dem performance in this year’s local elections is a mirror of last year. … Read the full post »
Regular readers may recall that ahead of the 2017 general election I pointed out how the polls weren’t really all over the place and the range of likely results they pointed to included the Conservatives losing their majority. … Read the full post »