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ALL 150 COUNCILS HAVE NOW BEEN DECLARED ..
LABOUR CONTROL 74, CONSERVATIVES 46, LIB DEMS 9 – INCLUDING RICHMOND AND KINGSTON UPON THAMES FROM CONSERVATIVES ..
(BEFORE ELECTION 2018 .. LABOUR HELD 74, CONSERVATIVES 48, LIB DEMS 5 ..)
TOTAL COUNCIL SEATS ..
LABOUR 2,350 (UP 77)
CONSERVATIVES 1,332 (DOWN 33)
LIB DEMS 536 (UP 75)
THIS WAS LABOUR’S BEST SHOWING SINCE 1971 ALTHOUGH THEY DIDN’T TAKE CONTROL OF COUNCILS THEY HAD TARGETED
BELOW LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS WAS THE LAST COUNCIL TO DECLARE ..
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UKIP are the sensation of the 2013 Council Elections.
Their leader, Nigel Farage hailed the results, in which his party took over 140 seats and 25% of the vote in wards, as a ‘game changer’.
And he may not be wrong – all of the mainstream parties, not just the Tories, need to take note of this party, and why so many people chose to vote for them.
For immigration is no longer an issue for the racist BNP, but part of mainstream political discourse.
UKIP’s showing in this election has made sure of that.
All of the parties can no longer stand aloof of this issue, for Farage is no Nick Griffin.
It will not do for David Cameron to make increasing right-wing speeches or to create headline grabbing media events, people on the street need to see concrete results. As for Ed Milliband, well he is going to have explain to voters how the benefits of EU membership outweigh its main disadvantage – immigration with the promise of more next year especially from Bulgaria and Romania.
With 178 out of 181 council seats declared
Labour have now gained 809 more seats to move to 2090
Conservatives have lost 406 to move to 998.
The Lib Dems have lost 327 to move to 409.
The SNP gained 53 to move to 402.
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Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said it’s ‘going to be a bad night’ on BBC News, as Labour look likely to make gains in 2012 Local Elections.
Warsi says Labour could make up to a thousand council seat gains.