Tuesday, 24 April 2018

By-elections so far in 2018


There have been 76 local authority by-elections so far this year. Here is a summary of the results:


Gains
Holds
Losses
Nett
Liberal Democrat
10
3
2
8
Green
1
0
0
1
Labour
4
12
4
0
Others
7
4
11
-4
Conservative
9
26
14
-5

The obvious success story here are the Liberal Democrats, the biggest losers are the Conservatives. Labour has had an electorally neutral year thus far.

I am not sure what this will mean for the May 3rd elections, but I would caution about expecting too many gains from Labour.
              

No comments:

Post a Comment

Shadow cabinet, and a peak at the future

Labour Group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council had its shadow cabinet meeting last week, where the seven that have portfolios assembled....