No, it’s not about just how well the Liberal Democrats did. Rather, it’s about the sort of seats that were up for election this year. … Read the full post »
Read about 2019’s big round of annual council elections, held on the first Thursday in May (2 May).
They saw the Liberal Democrats make the biggest round of gains in the party’s history (+704) along with very heavy Conservative loses. Unusually for the main opposition party, Labour under Jeremy Corbyn also lost seats, whilst the Greens and independents also saw gains.
For a full data series of the annual local election results, see my LocalBase.
At time of typing 1,100 people have joined the Liberal Democrats and several hundred more signed up as registered supporters since 10pm on Thursday. … Read the full post »
After a stint of local election campaigning today, I’ll be covering the Liberal Democrat local election results in the next edition of Liberal Democrat Newswire. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, in which Stephen Tall and I discuss a leaked memo from Change UK about the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Very odd timing for this news about the now former Conservative leader of East Devon Council, Ian Thomas. … Read the full post »
Along with many other Liberal Democrat members from London, I headed off to Chelmsford today for another spot of local election campaigning. … Read the full post »
Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher have produced their annual local elections prediction, using the results in council by-elections to forecast the May local elections … Read the full post »
Ah, gone are the balmy days when I was a “strategist” in the eyes of The Economist. Now I’ve been demoted/promoted to being an “activist”. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat members from eight different boroughs (a quarter of London!) combined to head over to St Albans for some local election campaigning today. … Read the full post »
Cheer number one: the proportion of seats being contested by the Liberal Democrats in this May’s local elections is up significantly from four years ago. … Read the full post »