What to look out for in May’s local elections

Image copyright Getty Images On Thursday 2 May, voters will head to polling stations across England for local elections. There are 8,425 seats up for grabs in a total of 248 councils, including metropolitan, district and unitary authorities.What happened last time?In many cases, these seats were last contested in 2015, on the same day as…


Brexit: Labour to reprint European Parliament election leaflets

Image copyright Reuters Labour is reprinting European election leaflets after accusations of ignoring a pledge to hold a further Brexit referendum, the BBC has been told.They will now refer to the party’s preparations for a general election, with a referendum if necessary to avoid what it calls a “bad Tory deal”. Jeremy Corbyn says Labour’s…


2019 European elections: Labour MPs push for referendum pledge

Image copyright AFP Labour’s ruling body is being urged to ensure a “clear commitment” to a public vote on any Brexit deal is included in its European elections manifesto.More than 90 MPs and MEPs are writing to members of the National Executive Committee, which will decide on the manifesto on Tuesday.Labour must campaign “without caveats”…