Some harsh comments about the National Party from the Conservative leader’s Sunderlandwhere the result goes Work of the 41 of the 75 seats on the council, the Tories of 18 and the Liberal Demi of 14 – compared to 12 after taking seats from each of the other two parties. There is one independent advisor and one vacancy.
After hopes of removing Labor from general control were dashed, Conservative leader Anthony Mullen said:
We’ve come close to a number of places, and if it weren’t for the national picture – Partygate – I think we would have won them. I can only put this on it. I think a lot of Conservative voters stayed home.
Malen, who had previously called for Johnson’s resignation, said national attention – including Johnson’s visit to the chair – had not helped.
The more it was said that Labor would lose control, the more acolyted were the votes of Labor, not the Greens or Liberals.
Meanwhile in ColchesterThe BBC reports that the Liberal Democrats have been given the seat of Conservative leader Paul Dundas.
The BBC reports some misfortunes among Conservatives y Worcesterwhere currently no party has an overall majority. Tory Council leader Mark Baileys has apparently already returned home, saying his party expects to lose several seats and that lawmakers should think about who should lead them to the next election.
The counting has not started there yet.
A little analysis of the vote in Sunderland here from the deputy political editor of the Guardian Ravenna Mason:
Sunderland was one of the few areas in the country where locals live Conservatives believed they could potentially get away from work. But Cyrus Starmer’s party managed to hold back, causing sighs of relief at the party headquarters.
Sources of work hastened to note that both Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak visited the council’s territory last week, it seemed to make no difference.
However, this was not pure good news Workas its share of the vote there fell by about 3%, and the Libdemas were the only party to receive wards from the Tories and Labor.
More initial results of the night are beginning to leak: Conservatives spent Broxborn in Hertfordshire, according to Sky and the BBC, while Labor held Haltan in Liverpool.
This was also reported by the BBC Work spent Wigan and South Tynesideand the Conservatives held Radish in Worcestershire and Harlow in Essex.
Some Work excitement for Sunderland:
У SunderlandLabor feared they might lose overall control of the local council for the first time since its founding in 1974 – a result that would have been a hammer blow for Keir Starmer.
But in the end, the party comfortably retained control, and the only seats that passed from the hands of the Liberal Democrats – one of Conservativesone of the work.
Phil Thai of Labor, who increased his majority in Silksworth, explained his victory by people’s fears about the cost of living.
Some of the areas we’ve been to in the past haven’t been that good for Labor, people are absolutely angry about that.
They are tired of it. I’d say there are some people angry at Partygate, but it’s not that weird – it’s weird, but people just accept that he’s a clown. People seem to be much more focused on the cost of living.
The Conservative leader Rutland The East Midlands County Council has resigned, accusing the government of “ignoring” and “setting aside” the council because of problems with the council’s tax.
In a statementOliver Hamsley has said he will leave the Conservative group immediately, but intends to complete his four-year term as an independent and remain a leader.
The situation we are in with regard to the Council’s tax has for many years created inequality for us, which has intensified from year to year, and although the government has asked us to look at it, we have been ignored, ignored and denied. further improvements in our spending capacity,He said in a statement.
He made the statement after polls closed, although the next election in Rutland is not expected to take place until next year.
Updated information from Jessica Murray of the Guardian: I am during the election count Dudley tonight, where Labor hopes to fight back after they suffered heavy losses in the West Midlands in 2021.
They lost 12 seats in last May’s election, giving way Conservatives a majority on the board after a six-year period without general oversight.
The result in Dudley is seen as the key to sentiment across the country when the council changed in between Work and conservative control several times over the past few decades.
Workers’ activists say they feel confident and believe anger over the Downing Street blocking parties has helped sway voices in their favor.
But Conservative leader Patrick Harley has previously said he believes the scandal will have only a “small” impact, and he still expects his party to win seats.
The first results are expected around 4am.
Nearly three-quarters of those who voted in Thursday’s election believe the government has not done enough to help with the rising cost of living, according to new poll published by Congress of Trade Unions (TUC) tonight.
Among Conservative voters, 53% believe the government has done insufficient. An extraordinary poll of 2,500 voters also found that the cost of living crisis was a major voter issue, followed by the Health Service and public services.
Secretary General of the TUC Francis O’Grady said the public had sent a “clear signal of disaster”:
Everyone should have enough to pay the bills. But years of wage cuts and cuts in social security have left millions at the mercy of rising bills and prices.
Today, on the day of the local elections, the public sent a clear signal of disaster. They want the government to do more to help families survive this emergency.
Chris Curtis, Opinium’s head of political polls said:
We are still waiting for the results, but one of these elections is already clear. The issue that was on the minds of voters when they voted was the cost of living crisis, and hardly anyone believes the government is doing enough to address it.
У Scotlandsays Scottish Sun political editor Rachel Watson Conservatives are preparing for “heavy losses”, citing high-ranking sources, who say they “fully expect to be third” – after the SNP and Labor – for the first time in six elections.
She also quoted a source as saying, “It’s pretty obvious what’s going on, it all depends on Partygate and Boris.”