Skip to comments.The key local elections battlegrounds that will decide Theresa May's fate
Posted on 05/02/2018 11:23:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
On Thursday British voters will go the polls in councils and regions across the country to vote in the latest round of UK local elections, in what will be a major test of Theresa May's leadership.
Polls will open from 07:00 to 22:00 in 150 English councils, with all of London's 32 boroughs also up for grabs. A total of 4,500 seats will be contested across the country.
The prime minister has had a difficult six months, losing four members of her cabinet and suffering a growing number of parliamentary defeats.
As a result some commentators predict May's Conservative party could suffer a wipeout in the capital, while others suggest Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party could fail to make the gains it needs to be on course to form a government.
The results, which will start to come in in the early hours of Friday morning, will be a huge test of May's authority with some Conservative MPs telling Business Insider that there could be an immediate reckoning for the PM.
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The Conservative Party of Great Britain is an oxymoron.
Theresa May can retire to the Falklands and raise turnips for all I care. After the betrayal of British and Christian values in the Alfie case, I wouldn’t task her with taking out the garbage.
It is a no-win situation - the Tories win, you Theresa May. If Labour wins, you get a commie.
The only thing that could go right for the UK would be the UKIP winning.
“Theresa May’s leadership” is an oxymoron.
IOW, it's working out to plan -- she'll be blamed, and it will be said to be a referendum of Brexit, because she's supposedly been working to usher the UK right out of the EU, something she has clearly NOT been doing. Thanks Berlin_Freeper.
The Brits have a uniparty problem, too.
LOL! You watching that match, too?
L I V, E R P, double O L, Liverpool FC!
I dont understand how she can be a Conservative. It was also Theresa May, when Home Secretary, banned Michael Savage from entering the UK due to his hate speech.
The people who complain about our “arcane” Electoral College system for electing our President, seem to forget that the British don’t get to vote for Prime Minister at alleven indirectly. They get to vote for their MP. The MPs are the ones who vote for the PM. As in our system, which party gets the most votes is irrelevant; it’s which party wins the most seats.
Yes, although, I’m an Everton fan.
“The MPs are the ones who vote for the PM. As in our system, which party gets the most votes is irrelevant; its which party wins the most seats.”
I see a Muslim PM in Britanistan’s future.
My hubby and son are glued to the telly. They both dislike Man U (for whatever reason). I’m a college ball fan, myself.
Milner og. again.
I'll be buying a new car soon and was expecting to buy a German car...as I've been doing for a while now.But if these dark forces succeed I'll be buying Japanese or American.
Just wait for the Muzzies to gain more political traction. London is just the start.
If, as May says, the life of a child should only be determined by “experts”, then how does she tolerate elections by mere proles? I imagine she’s working on that problem.