Labour snaps up SNP seat

You might have missed it, but there was another by-election on Thursday. It got somewhat overshadowed by the one in Newark, which is perhaps understandable. But in its own way…

England’s 13 Tory-free zones

Last week’s local elections accelerated the Conservative party’s disappearance from most of metropolitan England. An end point of sorts has been reached in some parts of the country, where there…

That Ukip ‘surge’ in full

All the results from Thursday’s local elections are finally in*. Here’s precisely how Ukip has done: Expressed as a percentage, Ukip now holds 2.15% of the seats on councils where…