Local elections 2023

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The Guardian view on voter ID and turnout: critics were right about this cynical manoeuvre | Editorial
Editorial: Changing election rules for partisan ends and pretending it is about integrity of the ballot corrodes faith in democracy


13, Sep, 2023 @6:20 PM

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Voter ID in England led to racial and disability discrimination, report finds
Exclusive: All-party report on rules governing 2023 local elections calls voter ID system a ‘poisoned cure’

Kiran Stacey and Peter Walker

11, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Yes, the Tories kept Uxbridge. But the general election will be a referendum on Sunak, not Ulez
With a local dispute swaying voters, the result in Boris Johnson’s old seat did not accurately reflect the national mood

Robert Ford

22, Jul, 2023 @2:58 PM

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Voter ID: 14,000 were denied vote in England local elections, watchdog finds
‘Concerning’ signs voters with disabilities and from particular ethnic background disproportionately affected

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

23, Jun, 2023 @8:23 AM

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‘We should be closer to Europe’: Brexit regrets simmer in leave-voting Boston
People in the Lincolnshire market town were enthusiastic leavers, but seven years on support for the move is on shakier ground

James Tapper

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Keir Starmer does have a vision – and it’s not New Labour 2.0 | Martin Kettle
Defying political orthodoxy, the leader believes he can win an election outright by reuniting his party’s working- and middle-class wings, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

17, May, 2023 @3:56 PM

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The centre left is on the up around the world. Here’s what Keir Starmer can learn from it | Claire Ainsley
Turning Labour’s revival into a durable majority is possible – but only if it delivers the changes people are crying out for, says Claire Ainsley, former executive director of policy for Labour

Claire Ainsley

16, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Braverman urges Tories to avoid Trumpism, saying ‘events in US in recent years’ should be warning to conservatives – as it happened
Home secretary makes speech to National Conservatism conference and warns against following path in US

Andrew Sparrow

15, May, 2023 @5:04 PM

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Now Brexit brings a bitter Tory reckoning at the polls | William Keegan
The Conservatives have much to be ashamed of after 13 years. But the surge in Lib Dem support shows Europe still matters

William Keegan

14, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Local election observers say 1.2% of voters turned away for lacking ID
Democracy Volunteers group says half of them appeared to be from minority ethnic backgrounds

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

13, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Tory voters in Surrey defiant after backing Lib Dems in local elections, poll shows
Focus group of blue wall residents believes Sunak is ‘out of his depth’ and that Britain needs change now

Aletha Adu

13, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Are you hoping for a progressive alliance to oust the Tories? Don’t hold your breath | Martin Kettle
Parties cooperated in the local elections. But come the general election, Labour’s self-interest will out, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

11, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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