The LGA's election aftershock

By Heather Jameson | 11 May 2015
  • Heather Jameson

If the general election result was a surprise for the nation, the local government election results was the aftershock. 

It may always have been inevitable that UKIP would win extra seats.  Victory at Thanet, and taking a large chunk of Boston BC may not have been too unimaginable. 

While one may have expected Labour to do rather better, picking up a swing purely for not being the government of the day, the poor support of the party at a national level was reflected back in the local polls.  

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