Saturday, April 08, 2006

UK local elections: anti-war Liberal-Democrats set to gain seats

8 April 2006.

In the UK there are to be local elections next month.

There are no Conservative councillors in Liverpool, Manchester or Newcastle.

Research by BBC 2’s Newsnight suggests:

1. David Cameron's Conservative Party is likely to lose around 75 council seats.

2. Tony Blair's Labour Party will lose around 130 seats.

3. The anti-war Liberal Democrats will gain around 190 seats.

The research forecasts that the Conservatives will be down 4 per cent on 2004 in terms of vote share. The Liberal Democrats will be up 2 per cent.



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