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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    BASC blitzes local papers

    BASC has sent a letter to all local newspapers in the UK highlighting the benefits of game shooting and game meat.

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    Unite: London's vote could spur end to nation's austerity nightmare

    With under one week to go until the most important election for London in a generation, the leader of the country's biggest union, Unite, is urging Londoners to put the national interest along side their concerns for the capital when they go to the polls on 3 May.

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    BASC seeks nominations for 2015 council elections

    BASC is asking members to put their talents and experience to work for shooting by standing for the association’s elected Council. The deadline for nominations is at the end of January with the election results announced at the BASC AGM on 13th June 2015.

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    BASC at the party conferences

    The voice of shooting was heard loud and clear at the three main UK party conferences, where BASC promoted the sport through a series of receptions, putting the case for shooting to Ministers, spokespeople, parliamentarians, councillors and local party members.

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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