Naomi Long of the Alliance Party is the new lord mayor of Belfast. The east Belfast councillor defeated the DUP’s William Humphrey by 26 votes to 24. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2009 local elections. Rather than being held on the first Thursday in May, they were delayed until June in order to coincide with the European Parliament elections.
The Conservatives, under David Cameron, made significant gains. They were at the expense of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party.
The Somerset County Council election took a step into the gutter today when Conservative candidate in West Taunton, Nick James, was forced to issue a public apology. … Read the full post »
Things are indeed achanging in the Guardian Media Group. Sunday saw The Observer unequivocally urge its readers to vote Liberal Democrat for the first time. And now Polly Toynbee is urging a vote for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Another tail of postal voting trouble; this time from West Sussex. … Read the full post »
The Observer coming out today and urging a vote for the Liberal Democrats will have put a spring in the step of many deliverers, canvassers and poster teams. … Read the full post »
Window posters have a key role to play in many winning Liberal Democrat election campaigns because the more likely people think we are to win, the most likely they are to vote for us. … Read the full post »
Nick Clegg is the most instinctively European leader at Westminster. That is currently a lonely position, but the Lib Dems have a decent record of taking minority stands that are later vindicated. … Read the full post »
Perhaps the most basic requirement for a local election ballot paper is to the list all the candidates up for election. … Read the full post »
The Eastbourne Herald has uncovered documents showing Reg Jenkins, who is standing for the Conservatives in Devonshire, is a bigamist. … Read the full post »
All things considered, not the wisest of choices by the new Wiltshire Council to send out examples of how to complete your ballot paper which show someone voting Conservative.
A particularly odd decision given how common instructions are which show dummy party and candidate names. … Read the full post »