2021 Local Elections
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Boris Johnson’s government is not known for strategic thinking, timely and decisive action and laser focus, yet voters in England have decided to support it. Why?
Forget the media focus on Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer in this year’s local and regional elections, the reality is that each set of results came about through local issues and local campaigning.
The government has finally designated B1617.2 (the “Indian variant”) a Variant of Concern (VOC). The release of the information that the risk to the public is “high” appears to have been delayed because of the elections.
“Super Thursday” will see contests taking place for the Scottish parliament, the Welsh Senedd, English councils, city and city region mayors, police and crime commissioners, a Greater London Assembly and a by-election in Hartlepool.
Failing to hold the long-standing Labour seat of Hartlepool (in a region that delivered Boris Johnson a majority in 2019) would raise some serious questions about Keir Starmer’s strategy, credibility and electability.
The shocking story of Tories behaving badly in Essex County Council during local campaigning. This is what happens when Government normalises dishonesty and sleaze. No election is too small for Tory sleaze and the ‘leadership’ style is filtering down to local level.
The choice between Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey for London in the 2021 mayoral election comes down to two opposing views of what transport is for – and how to fund it.