Give me a break, early signs point to a slump in turnout. Yeah sure Labour have made some good gains but hardly a wave of support for them, more that their voters have bothered to turn up whereas the conservatives haven't bothered presumably as many disgruntled after being convinced by all the nonsense about granny taxes etc.Of course Cameron is not going to resign but you are undercalling the significance of these results.Firstly they are pretty devastating for the Libs. In just two years they have lost about a third of their councillors which they had spent 30 years building up. These councillors are the core of all the parties activist base these days. Losing a full third in two elecetions when a proportion are yet to face the electorate is astounding. It took the Tories 17 years to lose about half theirs and Labour 13 years to lose half theirs in the usual vote against national government game that is too often local politics.Labour was defending 340 councillors in Wales, 545 in England. As I speak Labour is 470 councillors up (95 in Wales and 375 England) this is with 99 of 181 councils declared, ten of 21 in Wales, none of 32 in Scotland and 89 of 128 in England . This near doubling of councillors in England plus kicking the Libs and Plaid out of Cardiff and Swansea are fantastic results for Labour in terms of rebuilding the organisation for the next general election.
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