Feted in Mayfair but flouted in Nuneaton: The extraordinary Labour local election performance

An excellent, balanced, thought-provoking article. Thank you

Westminster Confidential

IA508943_942long Tiffany’s in Bond Street,London now in an area represented by Labour:


Now I have had time to look further into  Labour’s performance in the local elections a rather extraordinary picture is emerging among the losses and gains made by Labour on the night.

The election has been presented as a boring status quo result but if you drill down into the figures it  shows two rather extraordinary trends – Labour is losing among the UKIP more Brexit minded white working class voters to the Tories but making major progress in some of the most affluent  areas that  stayed Tory strongholds  even under Tony Blair.

Probably one of the most striking results was in Westminster. Now Labour failed to make the huge headway – just  gaining four seats overall though they narrowed the gap between Labour and Tory across the borough to 1.8 per cent. The Tories …

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