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English local elections

English local elections

Big name casualties as Blair bids to save reform legacy

Key quote"He did offer me a number of alternative posts in government but I felt it would be wrong to take them." - former Home Secretary Charles Clarke

Poll backlash puts Labour back in third place after English elections

LABOUR suffered its worst electoral mauling for over a decade at the hands of the Conservatives, leading David Cameron to declare that his party was paving its path back to power.

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Hodge under fire as BNP boosts presence

THE British National Party has more than doubled its representation in English councils, fuelling criticism that a Labour minister had boosted its profile by warning it was an electoral threat.

9 held in anti-BNP clash at town hall

NINE anti-racism protesters were arrested during angry scenes as a council met for the first time since the BNP made gains in the local elections earlier this month.

Hewitt denies vote-rigging

TRADE and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has denied any wrongdoing amid allegations of vote-rigging in last week’s local elections.

Tory gains likely to save Duncan Smith

THE Tories won more than 700 seats in England and gained another 28 councils in a major advance that looks likely to save Iain Duncan Smith’s leadership.

Duncan Smith gambles on polls

IAIN Duncan Smith has staked his political future on the English local government elections in May - in a gamble to buy time for his leadership of the Conservative Party.

Protest as BNP win another council seat

ANTI-RACISM protesters were today launching their latest campaign to prevent the far-right British National Party from gaining more ground after it won its fifth council seat.

BNP sets sights on Scots children

THE British National Party is targeting Scottish children in a bid to spread its breed of racial hatred north of the Border.

Voters still have a lesson to learn

MANY will hope Vera Billington is typical of those who chose to support the British National Party in the local elections in Burnley.

Blair and BNP are the real winners

THIS was the election that returned the British National Party to the political map. There was no landslide, no meltdown, no resurgence - but in their absence, space was found for the oddballs.

Banan republic

IN DOWNING Street, Tony Blair can call on a special policy unit, mighty media machine and the advice of UK’s finest intellects.

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