Analysis by local government academic Chris Game shows that there were a total of 45 District Councils where no one political party/grouping could command a majority after the 2019 local elections. In the majority of these cases where the result was ‘No Overall Control’, rainbow coalitions were formed. East Devon provided a rare exception to this rule, and this article explores the struggles of running a minority administrations under a Leader-Cabinet system.
President Macron faced a dilemma. French municipal and mayoral elections happen only every six years. This year’s, therefore, would be the first since he became President in 2017, thanks rather amazingly to his newly created LREM party, La République En Marche!, winning a substantial majority in the National Assembly elections.
It seems worth asking: what would happen in the May mayoral elections, which include London this time, if everyone voted just as they did in December’s General Election? Happily, Centre for Cities’ Simon Jeffrey got there first, so the stats are his, the interpretation mine.
In 1967/68, while attempting concurrently to write a PhD thesis (no!) and earn enough to live (just!) , I had the good fortune to work as a research assistant to
For most of the national media, the year’s local elections were over, if not quite when the polls closed, then certainly when enough votes were counted to allow an announcement
Ian Ward may have been the leader of Birmingham city council for little more than six months, but he’s already achieved two things of significance that eluded his immediate predecessor,
Lisa Trickett and Peter Griffiths are the casualties in the first Cabinet reshuffle following recent council elections, reports Kevin Johnson. Waseem Zaffar rejoins the Cabinet whilst Kate Booth and Jayne
They’ve become a standard feature of the election season – complaints about the complete or partial closure of schools selected as polling stations. Chris Game looks at where, and when,
What do you mean, you weren’t up for Dudley? Well, for those who opted out of the election night marathon Kevin Johnson reports on the story of the Local Elections 2018 –
Welcome to our live blog for the local election results. Kevin Johnson is in the chair. Well done for staying up so far. We trust you have plenty of snacks