Could changes in council control swing votes at this election?

Perhaps the popularity or otherwise of local council control is a form of reassurance for people thinking of switching parties.

Something happened in 2019 that has not happened before. In town after town across England, the voters not only voted against the two major parties, but also positively voted for independent candidates. Not only that, but many of the most successful independent campaigns did the smart thing of putting their place name on the ballot paper. Ashfield Independents, for example, took control of the council, but the emergence of the independent movement didn’t just happen there.

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source: New Statesman

2019-12-05 16:50
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