June 6, 2009

TURNING BACK TO THE SECOND WAY DOESN'T WORK EITHER:

Sweeping losses as Labour suffers voters' brutal verdict (Hélène Mulholland and Martin Wainwright, 6/06/09, guardian.co.uk)

Voters delivered a brutal verdict to Labour yesterday, as the party lost control of all its remaining ­English county councils in Thursday's voting.

Staffordshire, Derbyshire and ­Nottinghamshire fell out of Labour's hands for the first time in 28 years, and Lancashire for the first time since 1989 – all to the Tories.

With 32 of the 34 local authority results declared, the Conservatives had control of 28 councils, and had won an additional 230 seats and nine more councils, including Devon and Somerset from the Liberal Democrats, and the previously hung Wiltshire and Warwickshire.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 6, 2009 12:14 PM
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