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5,000 English council seats are up for grabs on 6 May. See how they voted.
Labour romanticises the voters it needs to win, while the Conservatives engage in fantasies about debt and tax.
Signs of the party’s decline have been clear to see for years. But the Labour leader ignored the red flags.
The ex-MP for North West Durham, and a socialist voice on the Labour left, knows what it’s like to lose a historic seat. She reacts to Labour’s defeat in Hartlepool and beyond.
Votes are being counted in the biggest set of contests until the general election. Follow them live with the New Statesman team.
The Conservatives’ vote share increased by 23 percentage points, the largest gain achieved by a governing party in a Westminster by-election since 1945.
The party’s reluctance to negotiate the complexities of national identity is beginning to look like an existential crisis.
Votes are being counted in local and devolved elections. Follow them live with the New Statesman team.
The Prime Minister has mastered the art of tribal politics and succeeds by dividing the country.
The Tories benefited from a vaccine bounce but Keir Starmer bungled the choices that were his to make.
There are a couple of questions I don't have answers to – but I know these local elections will provide them.