Mile End Institute, Theresa May could lose half of London councils in spring elections
2 January 2018
Theresa May could lose more than half of her London boroughs in crucial elections in May, one of the Conservative party’s most respected experts reveals. Elections analyst Lord Hayward told the Standard that the Tories face likely defeat in two councils and the “fight of their lives” to cling on to three others which were previously seen as safe. The only recent London elections poll, by YouGov for Queen Mary University of London, found Labour on course to beat the Conservatives with vote shares of 53 per cent and 29 per cent, compared with the actual 2014 divide of 37 and 26.