Disastrous Municipal Elections For Prime Minister May
Disastrous Municipal elections for Prime Minister May, Labor also Loses. The Conservatives, the political party of British Prime Minister Theresa May, are at a loss of no less than 1,334 seats during the municipal elections in England and Northern Ireland.
Labor also loses about 82 seats, where the opposition party had counted on a win.
The British voter seems to punish the two largest parties for the political chaos surrounding the Brexit.
There was no vote in Scotland and Wales.
May does not seem to be disturbed by the loss and states that only one statement can be taken from the defeat: “We must complete the Brexit as quickly as possible.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, on the other hand, admitted that his party lost some of its supporters by targeting a Brexit.
Smaller parties and Liberal Democrats are making a profit
Smaller parties are the big winners of the elections and in particular the Liberal Democrats.
The party of Sir Vince Cable said in advance that “a vote for ‘Lib Dem’ is a vote to stop the Brexit”, a position that will undoubtedly give him 703 extra seats.
On Friday, votes were cast for a total of more than 8,400 seats in 248 local and regional government tiers in England and eleven city councils in Northern Ireland.
The Conservatives lose their majority in 44 municipal councils, Labor in a handful.
During the last elections, Labor and the Conservatives gathered 80 percent of all votes,
but the political chaos surrounding the Brexit leaves deep marks on both sides.
Beforehand, experts thought that the Conservatives would ‘only’ lose a thousand of their 4,896 seats.
First gay city councillor in Northern Ireland
Alison Bennington enters the history books as the first elected gay city councillor in Northern Ireland.
The woman was elected in Antrim and Newtownabbey constituency.
Her party, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), became the largest in Northern Ireland with 76 seats,
closely followed by left-wing party Sinn Féin with 66 seats.
There were 462 seats in the country.