A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Council Control Update

Seems to be a volatile time in local government:

Labour has retaken control of Blackburn with Darwen Council from a coalition of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and For Darwen Party: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/8390789.Labour_back_in_control_of_Blackburn_with_Darwen/

And the Tory/LD coalition running Wolverhampton City Council has collapsed: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2010/09/13/wolverhampton-city-council-chaos-as-coalition-fails/

And according to Ben Bradshaw MP on Twitter, Labour has today taken control of Exeter City Council after the Tories and LibDems failed to agree a renewed coalition following their loses in last week's by-elections.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tories and LibDems failed to agree a renewed coalition following their loses in last week's by-elections."

I think you'll find that is "losses", not "loses". Tut, tut!

7:00 am, September 16, 2010

 
Anonymous Arnold said...

Groan! Another Tory pedant rears its head. Who cares about a typo? You lost, mate!

7:03 am, September 17, 2010

 
Anonymous Paul said...

Also huge swings against Tories and libDems in cadley, preston byelection last night

LD 721 (May '10: 1270) Con 465 (May '10: 901) Lab 476 (May '10: 549).

Turnouts: 72% May '10, 44% Sep '10

12:27 pm, September 17, 2010

 

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