Local and mayoral elections 2012

May 3rd's polls saw Boris Johnson win another four-year term in City Hall - the exception to an otherwise bad night for the Conservatives, who lost over 400 councillors. Here's the highlights of our coverage, featuring Ian Dunt's mammoth 38-hour live blog and Alex Stevenson's rolling analysis, aided and abetted by an army of academics, pundits and pollsters.

Birmingham finally fell to Labour on May 3rd this year

Are coalitions declining in local government?

We might be getting accustomed to coalition politics in Westminster, but in local government the art of two-party government is suffering a few setbacks at the moment.

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Boris Johnson wins a second term in City Hall

Boris clings on for four more years as Ken quits politics

Boris Johnson has seen off Labour hopes of a Ken Livingstone revival to triumph in the 2012 London mayoral race.

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