Local elections

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We must strengthen local councils, but also hold them to account | Letters
Letters: John Marriott would like to see more powers devolved to local government, but Dr Trevor Aughey says parish councils need better regulation


20, Jan, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Is it the end for Boris Johnson?
Last week’s ridicule is not the worst sign of the PM’s plummeting standing. The anger of families who have suffered in the pandemic will not go away. It’s now just a question of how long he survives

Toby Helm

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Keir Starmer vows ‘great renewal’ of NHS in bid to make Labour a vote winner
Leader drawing up strategy to win next general election – and this May’s locals – as Tories battered by scandal

Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Tory MPs sound alarm over cost of living crisis as local elections loom
Polls in May pose danger to Johnson as voters will face further budget squeezes in preceding weeks

Michael Savage

08, Jan, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Hairy times ahead for Johnson? Some key challenges coming up
Analysis: Covid, energy prices, and local elections are just some areas that will continue to test the PM

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

07, Jan, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Tories give Boris Johnson months to improve … or go
Senior party figures think cost of living increases next spring, if combined with poor local election results in May, will doom the PM

Toby Helm Observer political editor

18, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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What does the UK elections bill set out?
Government says plan will ensure polls remain secure while critics argue it is unfair and undemocratic

Peter Walker Political correspondent

07, Sep, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Self-isolation could stop hundreds voting in Isle of Man elections
Councillor says many will be unable to vote due to Covid rules, with deadline for absentee ballots passed

Tobi Thomas

21, Jul, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Chris Deane obituary
Other lives: Former headteacher who stood as a Labour candidate at local elections in Kent

Mick Nott

27, May, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Removal of Traveller camps pledged in Tory Facebook campaigns
Politicians accused of using Gypsies and Travellers as political footballs after local candidates for May polls placed hostile ads

Niamh McIntyre

20, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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There is no simple explanation for Labour's lost voters | Paula Surridge
Local election results in England suggest voting groups are fragmented, says political sociologist Paula Surridge

Paula Surridge

17, May, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Green party co-leader tells Keir Starmer: my door is open for talks
After Green gains in local elections, Jonathan Bartley invites Labour leader to discuss progressive alliance

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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