Momentum's Unseat campaign results in no council wins so far
Momentum's Unseat campaign results in no council wins so far
GETTY PAA Jewish holocaust survivor has hit out at Jeremy Corbyn's handling of the Labour anti Semitism row
06 May, 2018, 22:15
Local elections held in parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday gave a partial indication of the growing polarisation between the classes due to deepening social inequality.
Obviously, I am disappointed at any places where we lost a bit of ground, but if you look at the overall picture, Labour gained a lot of seats across the whole country, we gained a lot of votes in places we never had those votes before.
This was not alleviated by the nature of a poll which at least notionally prioritised local issues.
Denying his party has passed the moment of "peak Corbyn", the Labour leader said: "There is much more to come, and it's going to get even better".
While May could be criticised for lacking the political skills to sell a positive Brexit vision in Leave-leaning places such as Thurrock, the fact that the Conservatives held on to key London councils such as Wandsworth and Westminster will temper criticism from the Remain wing of the party.
Elsewhere in London, Labour failed where they should have succeeded.
In London, the Conservatives gained seats in Hillingdon (which some proposed as a potential Labour target) and won nine more seats in Sutton, despite the area being in control of the Liberal Democrats. They also held on to Kensington and Chelsea, despite heavy criticism over the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Overall the borough turnout increased from an average of 30 percent of voters in 2014 to around 40 percent.
The party has been virtually left on the fringes of national politics, seen as a punishment for its five years as a partner in a coalition government with the Conservatives.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan had said before the vote: There is now no corner of London where Labour can't win - and with enough hard work we can challenge the Tories even in their crown jewels of Wandsworth and Barnet. Although it's hard to extrapolate to general election constituencies, the Richmond result especially must concern the party for its parliamentary seats of Richmond Park and Putney. At these local elections, the Conservatives benefitted from this restructuring of UKIP supporters, gaining Basildon, bringing Dudley to an even split with Labour and nearly decimating Labour's leads in North-East Lincolnshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth - all of which were heavily Leave-voting areas.
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Brexit may be continuing to reshape the battle between Labour and the Conservatives, but it still appears to be largely passing the Liberal Democrats by.
The Tories had "talked up our chances to unrealistic levels, especially in London".
'She was in tears and told me for the first time in her life she would not be voting Labour.
Its biggest victory came in Plymouth - visited yesterday by Mr Corbyn - and it became the largest party in Trafford, Greater Manchester. It had just three councillors elected, after losing 123. Homelessness in the borough now stands at a national high of one in 25 people.
But the Labour leader has refused to bite on the negative spin around the election.
"In both Westminster and Wandsworth, Labour did better-in seats-than at any election since 1986".
The election results, due to start being declared in the early hours of Friday morning, will be viewed as a gauge of public support for May as she faces a possible revolt over her strategy for leaving the European Union.
- The Tories suffered a net loss of two councils and have 96 fewer councillors.
Labour had "moved on slightly since the general election".
Some media commentators said the two big parties, Conservative and Labor, were deadlocked, but both prime minister Theresa May and main opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed the results for their respective parties. He is not anti-semitic but there are people in the Labour Party now who are'.
Two coal mines collapse in Pakistan, 23 killed
The bodies of five more miners, who were trapped in the mine, were recovered later, increasing the death toll to seven. Dozens of miners get killed each year in the country due to lack of modern mining facilities, training and equipment.
He got another par on the drivable par-4 14th but there was no reason to celebrate as he missed his birdie chance from four feet. Another three-putt fell Woods at the start of the Green Mile, Quail Hollow's long and hard three-hole finish. "I'm right there.
Ellis appeared receptive, at least in part, to the argument. "You really care about what information he might give you about Mr. After-the-fact expansion of authority by Rod Rosenstein , which did not change the appointing Order, can not change that.
Everton seems the most likely, as they are the most prestigious club of the three, with the biggest budget. Having said all that, I am not expecting much from the visitors and I think that they will lose.
Team Sky told Cycling News that the Brit is "fine" and "there is no significant damage or cause for concern". Froome is looking to become only the third person ever to win the three Grand Tour titles in a row.
Those of you who are looking to celebrate the holiday at home with friends, he recommends whipping up an ice cold mango margarita. In the United States, this usually means people go out to their nearest Mexican bar and drink tequila and Coronas all night.
This is much higher than the current consensus estimates of revenue of US$54.50bn for the year ending March 31, 2019. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA ) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 30 by M Partners.
Asked about the report, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said there would be consequences but not what they would be. An worldwide court ruling in The Hague in 2016 failed to contain China's territorial claims over the South China Sea.
Netanyahu added on Twitter : 'It would appear that, once a Holocaust denier, always a Holocaust denier. He contrasted this with Jews in Arabic countries, who he argued had not faced similar persecution.
TVLine sources say Allen has already signed a deal for the new season and other original cast members are also in talks. Allen noted in his tweet that they "had heard" the voices of fans of the show and that a return "might be a reality".
However, achieving a 10% return for 2018 "looks hard ", Finance Director Iain Mackay said on a call with reporters. It follows $5.5 billion worth of share repurchases HSBC has carried out in the previous two years.
These will orbit Mars, observing InSight's progress on landing and reporting back to Nasa's mission control. Once launched, InSight will coast through space for about six months before arriving at Mars in November.
5 civilians killed in clashes with security forces in Kashmir
In the initial firefight, one SOG personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Anil Kumar, and army soldier of 44 RR were injured. He had also written to the Director General of Police, requesting him that all efforts be made to trace Bhat's whereabouts.
Lebanese Interior Ministry: Calm Elections Kick off
Lebanon's parliamentary make-up reflects the amalgamation of communities, religions and sects living side-by-side in the country. At midday, after casting his ballot in southern Beirut , President Michel Aoun described the process as "successful".
New Zealand could play 8 to 10 Tests a year
However, this year, they are awaiting confirmation from India about whether they will ply under floodlights or not. The Gabba has been overlooked as a venue to host world No.1 Test side India this summer.
Fatal shooting causes pandemonium in Tennessee mall
They add that there's no further threat at the mall but law enforcement is sweeping through the complex as a precaution. Officers swept through the mall after the shooting, and Aaron said there didn't appear to be any remaining danger.
Royal wedding: Meghan Markle will not have a maid of honour
Many are interested in witnessing the royal wedding , and the couple just can not afford to say "yes" to every one of them. Members of the public who have been invited to watch the wedding day from the grounds of Windsor Castle begin to arrive.
Trump legal team gets aggressive
Trump referred to the payments story as "that kind of crap" and said Giuliani was still getting up to speed on his legal position. Progress toward denuclearization has already been made, Trump said, and expressed optimism for what's to come.
Mets and Matt Harvey Part Ways
Since then, Harvey's ERA has ballooned and the former star pitcher has allowed 21 runs in just 27 innings pitched. Harvey declined, leaving Alderson only one option to offload the pitcher he owes $5.6 million this season.
Waterloo letter carriers food drive set for May 12
It's easy to make a donation: "simply leave a bag of nonperishable food items by the mailbox to help your neighbors in need". That brought the total since NALC's food drive began in 1993 to more than 1.5 billion pounds.