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Category Archives: Local Politics

Local Elections 2017: Results

After a fascinating day of counting and analysis on Friday, the 2017 local elections have concluded. English Councils There were 34 councils up for election, comprised of 27 non-metropolitan county … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Local Elections 2017: Performance

Tomorrow, people from across the country will go to vote for seats in selected English local councils, in mayoral contests, and in Scottish and Welsh local government elections. This article … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Local Elections 2017: PNS and NEV

On May 4th 2017, the British public will be votingĀ in local elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Local Elections in 2012

The House of Commons Library is an astounding resource. Among other topics, its research papers offer a comprehensive lens of local election performance, sharing the work of local election experts … Continue reading

May 27, 2016

Local Election Performance II

Continuing on how to judge a party’s local election performance, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington) suggested the party’s performance was “making up ground”, and looking for … Continue reading

May 23, 2016

Local Election Performance

Whether a political party has had a good performance in the local elections has been an area of discussion, particularly for Labour. After the false election map being shared, another … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

National Equivalence

After a set of elections on local councils, the questions arises as to how well each political party performed. The problem is that each election has a different set of … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 1 Comment