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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Labour make gains to become main opposition in Adur

05 May, 2018, 01:56 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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This is because in local elections in Britain, the party that's in national government usually loses seats as voters views at an opportunity to kick the party in national power.

"And that's all the result of the really hard work of our councillors, our activists, our supporters and our revitalised campaign machine".

Labour achieved a solid set of results in the local elections.We have consolidated and built on the advances we made...

Labour lost two and UKIP lost its last councillor in the authority.

Labour has never controlled Barnet Council since the borough's creation as a municipal unit in 1964, but in West Hendon, which is an area of Barnet, and which the party had held for almost 40 years, all three Labour candidates lost to Conservative rivals.

Anti-Semitism had previously cost Labour in 2016, when Paddy Heneghan and Andrea Simpson lost their Holyrood and Sedgley seats, to the Liberal Democrats and Tories respectively - as rows over the issue again dominated the party, following comments by Ken Livingstone.

Mr Corbyn has endured fierce criticism over the handling of anti-Semitism within his party.

He said: "We're pleased to have retained Holyrood Ward and will do our best to hold the Labour-run Council to account and get the best deal for residents.

It comes along and it causes disruption and then it goes dormant, and that's exactly what we are going to do", he told BBC radio.

Polls close at 10pm and the first results could begin to arrive at around midnight and are expected to be in full flow by 2am.

"It's a slap in the face to my Jewish constituents and the Labour Party need to do more and they need to do it quicker".

The party failed to win control of the north London borough of Barnet, which, according to the 2011 census, is home to 20% of the Jewish population of England and Wales.

Defeated Labour councilor Adam Langleben told the Guardian that Jews did not want to support the Labour Party even though they may have broadly agreed with its policies.

Deputy leader Tom Watson admitted the Jewish community had "sent us a message" and said Labour had lessons to learn.

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Edward Davey described the party's advances in areas like Richmond as "a sign of things to come".

The party, which saw a net gain of more than 70 councillors, also secured the Hertfordshire council of Three Rivers from no overall control. Joining Sophy will be former Cabinet minister Justine Greening, Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis and Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery.

"Under Vince Cable, Liberal Democrats can become that and last night's results show we are becoming that".


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