Local elections

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UK elections watchdog calls for action to tackle candidate intimidation
Electoral Commission finds four in 10 candidates in Great Britain suffered abuse, intimidation or threats during May’s local ballots

Peter Walker Political correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Could Boris Johnson lose his seat in the next election?
It would have been unimaginable for previous leaders, but polls suggest the prime minister is in serious danger of losing his constituency

James Tapper and Michael Savage

28, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Pressure grows on Labour and Lib Dems to agree joint anti-Tory strategy
Ed Davey says party will focus on just one target in key ‘super Thursday’ polls

Toby Helm

15, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Now he’s got ‘a foot in the door’ can Keir Starmer keep going?
Analysis: Labour did well in local elections and providing the leader avoids that FPN there may be opportunities ahead

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

13, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Labour and wait for election results | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hard work in Hampstead | Stealth immigration policy? | Backhanded compliments | Stranger talk | Obscure lyrics


08, May, 2022 @3:11 PM

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The Tories have had a poll disaster – so why are we talking about takeaway curry? | Gaby Hinsliff
Beergate has helped Boris Johnson get through what should have been a perilous weekend, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

08, May, 2022 @2:51 PM

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The map of Wales is red, green and grey: it’s no country for the Tory party | Grug Muse
Mark Drakeford’s Labour proved popular in local elections, says Grug Muse, co-editor of Welsh (Plural)

Grug Muse

08, May, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Boris Johnson can’t win another election without London | Justine Greening
The prime minister won two terms as mayor of the capital by building a broad coalition of support. He must do so again

Justine Greening

08, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sinn Féin becomes largest party in Northern Ireland assembly – as it happened
With Sinn Féin set to become the biggest party at Stormont for the first time, O’Neill says the results mark a ‘new era’ for ‘our politics and for our people’

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Christy Cooney (earlier)

07, May, 2022 @8:45 PM

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Sinn Féin assembly victory fuels debate on future of union
Leader Mary Lou McDonald raises issue of unification as nationalists become biggest party in Northern Ireland

Rory Carroll and Lisa O'Carroll in Magherafelt, and Toby Helm

07, May, 2022 @7:45 PM

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‘A lifetime waiting for this day’: crowds celebrate historic Sinn Féin victory
Supporters hail new era as party of Irish republicanism becomes the biggest in Northern Ireland

Lisa O'Carroll and Rory Carroll in Magherafelt

07, May, 2022 @7:20 PM

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Boris Johnson sighed in relief – then the message from UK local elections took hold
The Liberal Democrats and Labour enjoyed a surge in the polls that raised constitutional issues as well as weakening the PM

Toby Helm, Michael Savage & Tom Wall

07, May, 2022 @6:45 PM

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