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Labour take a Hammering in Local Elections .........

by Stewart Cowan, 2/5/08

With over half of the results now declared in yesterday's local elections in England and Wales, Labour looks to be heading for its worst performance for a quarter of a century.

A BBC projection based on results already in suggests that the Liberal Democrats will relegate Labour to third place nationally.

The prediction is Conservatives 44%; Lib Dems 25%; Labour 24%.

As I write (4.0 am), the Tories are racing ahead. With 95 of 159 councils declared, they have gained 133 seats and control of six councils. Labour have lost 134 seats and five councils, including Bury to the Conservatives.

Of course, Labour people will now be 'learning lessons' about their need to 'listen to people's concerns' thus conceding how little they cared about this country before their humiliating defeat.

This was very clear before: just scroll down the list of articles on my 'latest news & views' page and let the depraved nature of Labour's tenure sink in.

We await the result from London to see who has been elected Mayor with bated breath.