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The “known unknowns” from the 2021 UK elections

The New Statesman politics team discuss the questions they hope this election will answer.

As results come in for Thursday’s local elections, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss what the vote is likely to reveal – and the “known unknowns” they’re most interested to learn about.

Then, in You Ask Us, they answer listener questions on whether Labour are setting out a positive view of its plans for the UK.

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Follow the election results as they come in, on our exclusive ward-by-ward election results tracker.

Stephen Bush assesses why Labour did so badly in Hartlepool.

Chris Deerin discusses why failing to win an SNP majority would be dangerous for Nicola Sturgeon.

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