At May’s local elections, the Conservatives lost 1,330 councillors. Following the Government’s disastrous management of Brexit, the Tories then secured a paltry voteshare of 9% as they finished fifth in the recent European Parliament elections. And they came third in yesterday’s by-election in Peterborough, a seat they had held until 2o17. Theresa May has announced her impending resignation and the party is in the midst of a leadership contest where rival candidates have already begun sniping away at one another.
Under these circumstances, Labour should be providing encouraging electoral performances which demonstrate that they are a government-in-waiting. Instead, the party ended the local elections with a net deficit of 84 councillors and finished a distant third with only 14% of the popular vote at the European Parliament election – 2.9 million votes behind the victorious, newly-formed Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage.
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