Archive: Local Elections 2012

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.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Mayoral votes, local assemblies and referenda are all being held today.

    Decision time: Britain goes to the polls

    Voters in England, Wales and Scotland go to the polls today as a host of vital elections are held across the country.

  • Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice

    Comment: The Lib Dems must weather these mid-term blues

    A year ago, May 5th 2011, was the grimmest of days for the Liberal Democrats. The party lost some 700 councillors, and, more cruelly still, a once-in-a-generation chance of electoral reform at Westminster with the rejection of the AV referendum. The question hovering over Thursday's set of elections is: is 2011 as bad as it gets for the party?

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