It seems everything the Tories have done to prevent electoral ruin in the locals this year has done them no good at all.

I predict they will become more desperate as polling day gets closer.

Expect bribes, empty promises and outright lies.

Conservative party support in London looks set to slump to a record low at the local elections on 3 May as the young, ethnically diverse electorate turns to Labour in increasing numbers.

Projections from the Tory peer and psephologist Robert Hayward indicate the Conservatives will lose about 100 council seats. If they lose more than 93 – less than three seats in each of London’s boroughs – the Tories would fall below their previous low of 511 councillors in the capital. That came in 1994, just after the pound had fallen out of the exchange rate mechanism and Labour had begun the recovery that led to its 1997 general election landslide.

“I’d be surprised if the Tories did not have an all-time low number of councillors,” Hayward said. “Labour were very successful in London in the general election last year and I’d expect that to continue in 2018.”

Source: Tories head for record low in London local elections | Politics | The Guardian


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