Tagged as local elections

Winners and losers in the local elections

Another year – and another set of local elections. Are the key messages a reflection of the performance of the parliamentary parties or a genuine reflection of local politics? What have we learned from this year’s set of elections? ..and the winner is…. Read more from the LGiU…

Read more

Seven things you need to know about the local elections

Blink and you’ll miss the coverage, but local elections are happening on Thursday 3 May in England. A lot has changed since these seats were last contested, in 2014. We had the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government, Ed Miliband as Labour leader, and the EU referendum was years away. Read more…

Read more

14,182 candidates and counting…

This week has been about SoPNs, of course. Those sweet ‘Statement of Persons Nominated’ PDFs full of potential wombling points — and, er, more importantly, our ticket to building a candidates database — and thus the ability to help voters out — for the local elections this May. In this week’s blog we’re celebrating progress, learning […]

Read more

What to look out for in May’s local elections

Voters will head to the polls on 3 May for the first England-wide test of electoral opinion since last year’s dramatic general election. Although there are no polls in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, there is plenty of action in England – with seats on about 150 councils up for grabs. These are a mixture of metropolitan, […]

Read more