THE OBSERVER: Local elections: something for everyone, but politics deadlocked

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Release date: 5/5/2018

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In last year’s general election everything changed, but no one won. In this year’s local elections everyone won something but nothing changed. The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens all had vote and seat gains to cheer about, as all parties took a share of the electoral windfall from the dramatic collapse in Ukip.

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TitleLocal elections: something for everyone, but politics deadlocked
Media name/outletThe Observer
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/05/18
DescriptionIn last year’s general election everything changed, but no one won. In this year’s local elections everyone won something but nothing changed. The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens all had vote and seat gains to cheer about, as all parties took a share of the electoral windfall from the dramatic collapse in Ukip.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/05/local-election-results-all-parties-gain-political-deadlock
PersonsRobert Ford