New year, new council loss for the Tories

As if losing four councils in a month before Christmas wasn’t enough, now the Conservatives have lost their majoirty on Erewash Council too.

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  • This is exactly what I warned about during the last bout of losses. Not a soul will give a flying monkeys about the Tories losing Erewash (not compared to their 7 point poll lead and us languishing again) … but come May 3rd when the Tories regain all these councils it will look like they are flying ahead. I’d say they are up a few councils before the night even starts. Don’t be pleased about all this, it’ll do DC a favour in the long run.

  • I wish the BBC etc on election night would compare the results to 2003 when nearly all these seats were last up.

    After all this is what they do for MPs which is why Brent East was a Lib Dem gain despite the fact we had won it in a by-election

  • Antony Hook antony_hook 9th Jan '07 - 5:44pm

    I think they /do/ actually bases lossess/gains on the previous election results.

  • “I think they /do/ actually bases lossess/gains on the previous election results. ”

    In Islington result they had the tories down 1
    but their seat was actually Dave Barnes who was elected as a LD in 2002 (he was a former Labourite, then Indipendent, then LibDem, then Labour again…and I can have missed some defections he made)

  • Figures for Brent also include two defections to the Lib Dems

    One from the Tories, one from Labour

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