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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 1)

January 1, 2018

As a New Year begins, I am setting out the scene for this year’s London elections, a critical test for the three main English parties. This is the first of three posts, setting the scene and covering 10 boroughs (B to G, alphabetically). May’s local elections will be a crucial test for the British political […]

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By-Election Results: Croydon, Middlesbrough and Rotherham

December 2, 2012

Apologies for the delay, but here is our usual round-up on the by-elections that took place on Thursday.  They can pretty much be summed up as great for UKIP, good for Labour, bad for the Tories and calamitous for the Liberal Democrats. Rotherham The most interesting of the three was Rotherham, which saw UKIP’s share […]

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By-Election Special: Croydon North

October 4, 2012

The sad death of Malcolm Wicks at the weekend means that there are currently five parliamentary by-elections pending (see our previous posts on Corby, Cardiff South and Manchester Central). Of the twelve by-elections (including those pending five) needed since May 2010, nine have been in Labour seats, only one in a Conservative seat (the pending […]

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