The local elections on "super Thursday" represented a big test for the main parties - with Boris Johnson hoping the Conservatives get a COVID vaccine bounce, and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer aiming to improve on his party's dismal showing in the 2019 general election. Here are five councils in England worth watching to gauge the public mood towards the different parties: Derbyshire County Council 2017 was a huge night for Derbyshire County Council, with this Labour-majority council unusually turning into a Tory majority council overnight after 19 seats went from red to blue in one go. All 64 seats are up for election once more, and the scale of Labour's losses last time mean this is a good place to measure Sir Keir's progress in a part of the East Midlands known for its Brexit support. Advertisement UK election results live: Early blow for Sir Keir Starmer as 'Super Thursday' votes counted Full election results However, … [Read more...] about Election results: Five councils that could give us the best measure of how the parties are doing
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Millions of Brits have been to the polls to vote for 143 councils, 39 police commissioners, 13 mayors, two national parliaments, the London Assembly and the Hartlepool by-election. The ‘Super Thursday’ elections are the first ballot box test of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer since the pandemic - with all eyes on the by-election which polls are tipping the Tories to take. The elections will also decide whether Labour have to rule in coalition in Wales, and whether Nicola Sturgeon gets the SNP majority she craves - allowing her a fresh push for Scottish independence. Most important perhaps are the thousands of power struggles at local council level that will never make national headline news. Results will start appearing in the early hours of Friday, but counting is slower than usual due to Covid restrictions and the number of different elections - up to four or five in some areas. It’s thought the full picture may not be known until late in the weekend or Monday. So with … [Read more...] about Local election results timings: Hour-by-hour guide to when key battles will be announced
ELISE Stefanik is a New York politician who has been married to Matthew Manda for four years. In 2014, Stefanik was the youngest woman to ever be elected into congress at 30-years-old. Who is Elise Stefanik? The 36-year-old Albany New York native has been a U.S. representative for NY's 21st district since 2015. The district covers upstate NY counties including Clinton, Hamilton, Essex, and Jefferson. The district also covers most of the Adirondack Mountains and Fort Drum. From 2006-2009, Stefanik worked in the West Wing of the White House under former President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Office of the Chief of Staff. Stefanik is known for being a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump . She currently resides in Schuylerville NY with her husband Matt. Who is Elise Stefanik's husband? Stefanik married Matthew Manda in 2017. The pair first met at a party that Stefanik hosted in 2012. Manda had just moved to Capitol … [Read more...] about Who is Elise Stefanik’s husband?