Prime minster does better than expected in England local elections

06 May 2018, 06:42 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Local elections: Theresa May not 'an electoral failure', says pollster

Emma Dent Coad later put her head on the table as she heard that her party had failed to make any significant gains in the target borough

Theresa May shrugged off a hard week as Prime Minister as she hailed Conservative "success" in English local elections after Jeremy Corbyn's Labour failed to make predicted breakthroughs. This time last week, the Conservatives were [1.9] to win most seats next time Britain goes to the polls.

In the last of the 150 results declared, Labour's sweep of 42 of the 45 seats in Tower Hamlets also represented a serious defeat for Aspire, the party backed by disgraced former mayor Lutfur Rahman, which won no seats. The Conservatives have endured a turbulent year while Labour should have been performing better at this stage of the electoral cycle. "They are right", he told the Daily Mail.

As a effect of the anti-Semitism scandal which has mired the Labour Party in controversy, the Conservatives managed to maintain seats and majorities in a number of London boroughs they were expected to lose.

Rawlings vowed to tackle anti-Semitism and remove it from his party.

The council said it was told Carroll had rejoined the party at lunchtime.

"As late as yesterday, Conservatives were telling me there was no way they would let her back in, irrespective of what happened, and yet the MP and the leader of the Conservatives have this morning welcomed her back into the fold".

He added that huge swathes of the country can not accept this Labour party in power. Other people just shut the door in our faces'.

"So what I would say back to Ken Livingstone and others who have made this argument that it's all a smear created to just undermine Jeremy Corbyn, let's hope that these elections draw a very firm line under these arguments and basically knock it out, because the truth of the matter is there is a very real sense of rawness in the Jewish community". Corbyn in 2009 called Hezbollah operatives his "friends" and Hamas an organization "dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about peace and social justice".

That didn't come to pass and Labour MPs, unhappy with Corbyn, are citing the anti-Semitism row which has engulfed the party recently and his unusual response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. This was one of their top targets and they threw everything at it, but they failed.

Premier League In Focus - Stoke vs Crystal Palace Preview
Things then got worse rather than better after the break, with Palace the better team both before and after McArthur's leveller. The Serbian has missed just two Premier League games and is now captain of the side, top-scoring with 10 goals so far.

Royal wedding carriage chosen by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
The carriages are often used in official and ceremonial state events such as Coronations, Royal Weddings and State Visits. On April 25, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony will be available in audio form.

President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
On April 20, 2018, North Korea announced it will end its nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile testing programs. CNN reports six other lawmakers who signed the letter are also seeking higher office.

The street protests were unprecedented and highlighted a deep crisis in relations between representatives of British Jewry and the party that used to be many of their constituents' political home.

The opposition has grown from seven seats to nine, with Labour occupying five, Liberal Democrats remaining with two, and UKIP down to one seat alongside a single Independent. And Labour did technically win the night, by winning the most council seats. UKIP was down 92.

However the shift in the Labour Party towards the far left appears to have fractured support in Cornwall, evident from the way that long term members such as Mr Dwelly have left.

Voters in England cast their ballots on Thursday in local government elections expected to show rising support for Prime Minister Theresa May's opponents in London and add to questions about her ability to follow through on her Brexit plan.

Triumphant Tories have regained control of Pendle Borough Council - but in controversial fashion.

Ukip suffered a bloodbath, with dozens of councillors culled and its own general secretary comparing the party to the Black Death.

"Think of the Black Death in the Middle Ages".

"I am disappointed we lost the council but we're not going away".

"Our time isn't finished because Brexit is being betrayed".



Other News

Trending Now

Rangers sack Murty as Gerrard speculation swirls
Rangers are third in the Premiership table, with only goal difference separating them from fourth-placed Hibernian. Rangers are stepping up their pursuit of Steven Gerrard after deciding they have had enough of Graeme Murty .

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Portsmouth
Driving conditions are expected to be hard and there is a low level risk of flooding as a result of the high-volume of rainfall. The Met Office has put the warning in place for the whole of the day with a downpour of rain expected between 6am and 5pm.

Golovkin on the limit for record bid against Martirosyan
The champion bounced right up and appeared more surprised than hurt, but the bout was surely more competitive down the stretch. Martin, now 22-0, was a 79-71 victor on two scorecards and a 77-73 victor on the third against Prescott, who's now 31-13.

Inflation -- and rate hike -- fears have investors wary
The euro slipped slightly after the inflation numbers but recovered and rose 0.3 per cent to US$1.9986. The FOMC vote was unanimous, and the next such meeting is scheduled for June 12/13.

Europa League: Atl├ętico Madrid beat Arsenal, advance to final
He served the first match of his suspension as Atletico completed a 2-1 aggregate win on Thursday. The final is billed to hold on the 16th of May at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in France .

Trump delays steel tariff decision on EU
Canada exported over $12 billion of steel and aluminum to the United States in 2017, with another $3 billion from Mexico. The U.S. imported 34.6 million metric tons of steel a year ago , a 15 percent increase from 2016, according to the U.S.

Hodgson to give old club Liverpool heartfelt support in Champions League final
They certainly shouldn't go there with any fear. "We know it is in the DNA of Real Madrid to win the Champions League ", he said. The final is scheduled for May 26 in Ukraine.

UNSC team meets Rohingyas in Bangladesh
His country and China - another veto-empowered council member - have bilateral and military ties with Naypyidaw. The diplomats will conclude their three-day visit to Bangladesh on Monday, when they leave for Myanmar.

Lightning 4, Bruins 2: Bad turnovers, worse officiating
With Rask off the ice, it was an opportunity to get a glimpse at what the future might look like between the pipes for the Bruins. Before the game begins, you can get caught up on everything you need to know in News Channel 8's Road to the Cup pregame special.

Dust storms cause road chaos in Nebraska
Several people were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Details are still limited, and more information will be provided when it becomes available .