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Friday, May 4, 2012

UK Local Elections Update


Ed Miliband, leader of the triujmphant Labour Party
As expected, Labour trounced the governing coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in local elections across the U.K.  For a high-level view of the results, where better for a foreigner like myself to turn than the BBC  ?
With all the results in, the BBC's projection of the national share of the vote has Labour with a 38% national share of the vote, up three points, with the Tories down four on 31%.  
The Lib Dems' projected national share of the vote is estimated to be unchanged at 16%. But the party's total number of councillors has dipped below 3,000 for the first time since it was formed in 1988.
The estimated turnout, 32%, was the lowest since 2000. 

For additional perspectives on the election, check out coverage in The Telegraph and The Guardian.

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