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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    Campaigners seek faith schools equality impact assessment from Government

    Humanists UK has written to the Department for Education (DfE) requesting details of what, if any, equality impact assessment the DfE carried out before deciding to allow new fully segregated faith schools to open by the back door.

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    Changes urged to planning framework

    Government must provide clear criteria for the siting of new housing to ensure developments meet wider societal objectives around improving air quality, encouraging healthy living and creating inclusive environments.

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    Planning for People

    The English planning system is under review. This video explains the issues and loopholes that lie in the current (and proposed) planning policy. It describes how we’d like to shape it to work for local people and the countryside, rather than to profit developers.

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    Government to offer funds for new fully selective religious schools out of free schools pot

    Today, while the Government announced it will not allow the opening of new 100% selective religious free schools, it also announced it will allow the opening of new 100% selective religious voluntary aided schools.


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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