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 »
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.
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 »
Liberal Democrats gain seat from Labour with a massive 57% increase in the vote. … Read the full post »
Oops. Template editing fail by Ilford Conservatives ahead of this week’s local council elections in the borough. … Read the full post »
Jeremy Moulton, leader of the Conservatives on Southampton Council, is facing a police investigation over the handing out of free pens. … Read the full post »
Barnet Liberal Democrats have picked up an endorsement from Sury Khatri, the deselected Conservative councillor who said he was victim of a “right wing and hard Brexit” coup. … Read the full post »
Carl Cashman, the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Knowsley, is going to be casting his vote for a Green Party candidate this May. … Read the full post »
The final candidate totals for this May’s local elections are now collated and confirmed the story of Liberal Democrat candidate numbers being up significantly on four years ago. That’s the good news. The news also comes with a caveat and a warning. … Read the full post »
The May elections are only a few weeks, a couple of dozen leaflet drops and three score candidate tweets away. So LDN #111 takes a look at the Lib Dem prospects, how Brexit may play out in those contests and what we can learn from the candidate numbers. … Read the full post »
The annual council election predictions from Michael Thrasher and Colin Rallings are out, based on what has been happening in council by-elections. … Read the full post »