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Elections 2021: LIVE – Politics.co.uk

Saturday eighth

Elections 2021

6:15pm – All from us for right this moment however we’ll be again tomorrow!

5:03pm – Just a few outcomes for Labour supporters to cheer for, as they maintain the North Tyneside mayor.

4:51pm – That is positively one of many key takeaways from right this moment’s vote. Brexit didn’t simply trigger a short-term swap in allegiances, it has modified the best way the controversy is framed. The tradition conflict has develop into extra vital than economics.

4:45pm – Unsurprisingly Andy Burnham has been re-elected as Manchester mayor, prompting questions on whether or not he’ll run for the Labour management:

4:43pm – It appears the SNP will fall simply wanting a majority:

4:40pm – A giant end result for Labour this, as they win West of England Metro Mayor from the Conservatives. There positively appears to be a sample the place within the south Labour have completed nicely, whereas within the north they’ve collapsed.

2:34pm – Labour equal their greatest ever Welsh election end result:

1:35pm – The south of England appears to have proved pretty constructive for Labour, however that may’t paper over the collapse of their northern help.

1:25pm – An indication of simply how a lot politics has flipped up to now few years. Secure seats switching left and proper.

1:20pm – There have been claims from some Conservative candidates that the federal government offers additional consideration and cash to Conservative councils. Clearly this throws up many points, but it surely appears to have satisfied some to vote Tory. 

1:14pm – And Alba have conceded that they received’t win a seat right this moment. Polling knowledgeable John Curtice has additionally stated that regardless of not successful a seat, Alba might have broken the opposite pro-independence events.

12:43pm – New occasion Alba haven’t made the inroads that ex-first minister Alex Salmond would’ve hoped for:

12:33pm – It appears nearly inevitable that Labour should change methods after these outcomes. The query is whether or not they embrace left wing insurance policies which arguably failed in 2019, however have proved widespread in Preston and Wales.

12:13pm – The London mayoral vote result’s anticipated tonight. Labour’s Sadiq Khan was all the time favorite and in a single day has pulled out a sizeable lead after a more in-depth than anticipated opening rely.

11:46am – Some excellent news for Labour in Liverpool, the place Joanna Anderson has made historical past as the primary black girl to be elected as a mayor within the UK.

11:30am – It’s fascinating to notice that every nation throughout the union has to this point gone in a distinct path. Wales dominated by Labour, England by Conservatives and Scotland by the SNP. A touch on the fractioning of the UK?

10:52am – SNP edge ever nearer, despite the fact that their majority decreases:

10:46am – Labour matched their greatest ever end in Wales, in stark distinction to their disappointing displaying in England:

10:27am – Tactical voting has proved to be an actual problem for the SNP, whose hopes of a majority goes all the way down to the wire:

10:24am – Whereas it has been an undoubtably disappointing election for Labour, they may achieve confidence from a powerful displaying in Wales.

10:06am – So the place do issues stand after final evening?

  • SNP majority on a knife edge
  • Regardless of difficulties in England, Labour make features in Wales
  • London mayorality wanting shut after first spherical

10:00am – Welcome again once more!




Friday seventh

Elections 2021: Stay

6:00pm – That’s us on the reside workforce completed for the day.

The outcomes will hold coming in, and don’t fear, we’ll be again tomorrow in what guarantees to be one other nail-biting day of election outcomes. 

Adios. 

5:56pm – Will probably be fascinating to see how this performs out tomorrow.

It will be a political earthquake if Sadiq Khan had been to lose to Shaun Bailey.

5:38pm – Big achieve for the SNP.

5:30pm – Optimistic begin for Welsh Labour.

4:17pm – Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected as MSP to Glasgow Southside.

4:11pm – Keir Starmer says he’ll “set out how issues will change over the following few days”. 

4:09pm – A silver lining for Keir Starmer and Labour.

4:07pm – Large win for the SNP in East Lothian. If they need a majority, that is the form of seat they wanted to take. 

3:56pm – An enormous win for Ben Houchen. If the Conservatives take the West Midlands mayoral contest with Andy Road, they’ll full the ‘hat-trick’ of Hartlepool, Teeside, and the West Midlands.

3:52pm – Labour’s day goes from dangerous to worse. 

3:45pm – What’s probably the most you’ve ever had driving on a coin toss?

3:35pm – The rely is steadily coming in North of the border, and it’s wanting like it will likely be shut in Scotland. 

If the SNP do get a majority, it will likely be the story of the 2021 elections. 

3:00pm – The place do Labour go from right here? Ian Dunt gives his tackle occasions.

The place do Labour go from right here?

2:47pm – Evaluation from our reporter Chris Lomas on what went incorrect for Labour in Hartlepool.

2:33pm – Excessive turnout in Scotland is more likely to bode nicely for the SNP.

1:03pm – Keir Starmer’s predecessor with an implicit dig on the present management. Labour has by no means appeared extra divided. 

12:37pm – Attention-grabbing evaluation from Lewis Goodall. A lifeline for Labour?

11:39am – This can be a crude remark, however the tradition conflict is absolutely damaging for Labour. It’s nearly unwinnable for them.

10:51am – If, like in latest GEs, Labour utterly dominates London, it might paint an image of a celebration which appeals strongly to cities, however has utterly misplaced the countrysides. Is that this the path the Labour occasion ought to embrace? And if that’s the case, can they win this manner?

10:48am – Typically an image actually is value a thousand phrases:

10:38am – Within the leadup to the elections, polling closely recommended that Boris Johnson is among the largest pulls for the Tory occasion. 

10:26am – Whereas there have been loads of barbs shot at one another within the Labour occasion, to this point there have been no robust ideas for a reshuffle in each management and cupboard.

10:12am – Dominic Cummings weighs in on the outcomes. Means that Starmer has been listening to media priorities over individuals’s priorities:

10:07am – However a reminder right here that Hartlepool is only one end result, and one which was arguably on the playing cards. A full common election can massively change voting intentions (have a look at Corbyn’s surge in 2017). Regardless, Labour have to have a re-think.

10:03am – Scotland might blow all these outcomes out of the water. It will be extremely fascinating to see the Tories’ reputation if Scotland left the union. How would their pro-UK base really feel if Scotland left Britain? Would the blame be positioned on the SNP, or on the Conservatives who might have pushed Scottish voters in that path?

9:51am – There are many questions this throws up. Was Corbyn’s Labour extra interesting? Was it on the wane by 2019? How a lot did UKIP/Brexit Social gathering break up the fitting wing vote?

Nevertheless it additionally appears that 2017 might have been an outlier fairly than a pattern. The 2017 Labour manifesto promised to again Brexit, whereas the 2019 Labour didn’t. Is that the one sticking level right here?

9:45am – An fascinating evaluation right here of why Labour are struggling to win again their outdated voters, and appear caught in no man’s land:

9:31am – Even in areas the place Labour are holding councils, their vote shares and seats are sometimes lowering.

9:29am – With the SNP (and Scotland on the whole) seemingly lower than eager on the Conservatives, it will likely be fascinating to see if the Tories’ domination in England interprets to elevated requires independence.

9:24am – Labour’s dangerous day continues because the Tories achieve Dudley:

9:10am – The surprising flip of recognition in voting tendencies clearly laid out right here:

9:06am – It may be simple to overlook that Johnson was going through strain from inside his occasion. These outcomes ought to solidify him for now, at the very least till the outcomes from the assorted inquiries emerge.

8:49am – Mildly criticising your largest voting base appears an odd method of turning round poor election outcomes:

8:36am – Peter Mandelson, who was the MP for Hartlepool for over a decade, has stated he feels ‘delicate fury’ on the end result. Suggests a return to Blairite insurance policies if Labour need to be re-elected.

8:22am – The crimson wall has not simply crumbled, it’s been knocked down.

8:13am – It’s very tempting to only take into consideration Hartlepool, however let’s not overlook we now have large election outcomes from Wales and Scotland to come back up later right this moment. Rely begins at 9am. 

If the SNP win a majority it might result in additional requires Scottish independence. Watch our piece on these growing calls right here:

8:03am – Starmer’s response to the outcomes. Sticks by the centrist Labour line that there had not been sufficient change, fairly than there had been an excessive amount of.

7:55am – The inherent drawback Labour have is that each side appear to be deciphering this end result to go well with their very own views. The moderates see it as a continuation of the fallout from Corbyn, whereas the left see it as a damning evaluation of the step away from socialism.

7:51am – One other large win for the Conservatives on a morning that simply retains getting worse for Labour:

7:44am – Right here’s the complete Hartlepool outcomes. Over half of the vote went to the Conservatives:

7:40am – As stated, the 2 colleges of thought in Labour are immediately at conflict. 

7:33am – And it might have gone beneath the radar with all of the information occurring, however NIP did far worse than anticipated, failing to even get their deposit again.

7:31am – Necessary to notice that there don’t appear to be indicators of a Starmer resignation (though supporters might really feel totally different). However large inquiries to reply.

7:26am – We hear the time period ‘unprecedented’ used usually in politics nowadays, however it’s pretty apt right this moment with Hartlepool:

7:21am – Two trains of thought coming from Labour: the primary saying Labour has modified an excessive amount of, and the opposite that they haven’t modified sufficient. Labour’s damaging lengthy operating civil conflict continues.

7:18am – The questions have began. How will the Labour left react to this devastating end result?

7:12am – 38 different seats the place the Brexit occasion vote is larger than the Labour majority. How do Labour win again these voters?

7:10am – A substantial swing from Labour to Conservatives. The Tories didn’t simply achieve from the Brexit occasion, however from Labour too. There will probably be loads of questions relating to the selection of candidates by Labour, and the choice to carry the by-election right this moment.

7:08am – Conservatives received by an enormous margin of virtually 7,000 votes.

7:06am – BREAKING NEWS: Conservatives win Hartlepool

6:57am – This sums it up nicely. The Greens and Labour (and arguably Lib Dems) have break up one another’s vote while the Tories now not have any opposition on the fitting:

6:49am – What might develop into clear over the course of the day is that Labour had been ‘fortunate’ to realize as many seats as they did within the earlier election. The Brexit occasion, who solely competed in Labour seats, have overwhelmingly switched to the Conservatives, saving Labour in lots of northern constituencies.

6:45am – The fascinating observe right here is that Labour’s vote share elevated, however the Tories have hoovered up Brexit Social gathering votes. Exhibits that Labour are struggling find out how to entice their voter base. Left wing supporters have gone to the Greens, whereas proper wing supporters have gone from the Brexit occasion to Conservatives.

6:38am – It’s truthful to say that is doubtless a Tory seat. Labour have already conceded. Often opposition events do nicely in by-elections, however this appears a step backwards for a celebration that struggled closely in 2019.

6:35am – Will probably be fascinating to see with Hartlepool if Labour’s vote share has decreased, or whether or not the Conservatives have simply taken all of the Brexit occasion votes.

6:28am – Hartlepool by-election is taking longer to rely than anticipated on account of covid restrictions. Anticipated announcement round 7am.




6:23am – Labour within the tough place of bleeding votes to each the fitting and left of the occasion.

6:20am – Grave sounds popping out of the Labour camp already. Starmer will probably be beneath appreciable strain if outcomes proceed in the identical vein.

6:15am – 

  • Hartlepool anticipated to change Conservative
  • Conservative features in councils within the north of England
  • Good evening for the Greens who make features off Labour

6:00am – Welcome again! Let’s check out how issues look to this point.


Thursday sixth


10:15am – It’s election day!


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