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.

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A remarkable statistic about this year’s local council elections

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 »