The fictitious claim that the Tories disastrous Covid policy has achieved a big success has never been challenged by Starmer. Labour is undifferentiated from the Tories on key issues that affect people. Inevitably anti-Tories have found it difficult to find a reason for voting Labour.
The local government elections results, analysed from the point of view of their political significance for a general election, confirm that the Jeremy Corbyn led Labour Party has further advanced relative to the Tories since 2017.
This year’s local elections in England conclude with Polling Day on Thursday 2 May and it is important to maximise Labour’s vote.
This year’s local elections in Britain conclude in just over two weeks, with voters in main metropolitan areas including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle as well as other urban areas across the country going to the polls.
By Jane West
The results of the local elections were above all a devastating blow to the Tories.
But while they confirm Labour is on course for a win at the 2015 General Election, this at present is not due to a significant turn to the left in the population.