Thursdays local elections. Who will the outcome affect?

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  1. Just a curious question. If Labour get the kicking in the local elections that everyone is predicting, will this effect their parlimentary ability to govern? Or will it merely be an indicator for a future national election? Also, how would it effect a local governement if there is a massive expulsion of Labour councillors?
  2. It puts the frighteners on the Government and makes a good move towards getting rid of a party which is institutionally incompetent at managing anything but the electorate.
  3. Up where my folks live in Essex. The local MP who is Tory has begged voters that even if they dont vote for her, at least vote for Labour and not the BNP!!.
  4. No, they have too large a majority! However, it might stop, or at least slow, some of Neue Arbeit's wider activities. Look out for increased spin and more slagging of the other parties, especially the Tories and the BNP. The PM might even sack a couple of Ministers, in order to be seen to be tough.

    Your second question is more difficult! Local government is a lot less about pork-barrel politics and more about personalities, IMHO. Local government will continue as it has done. There will be a change of emphasis, certainly, but nothing much. I exclude councils where a single issue has turned into an election winning issue. Local hospitals are usually vote winners!