UK local elections 2nd May 2013 – Update
Tomorrow is the UK’s local election day, full listings of which local seats and councils are up for grabs can be found here.
The Conservatives will make losses which is not in doubt, the question is, how big will their losses be and who will be the beneficiaries?
Predictions are that Labour and UKIP will be the main two winners with the Greens potentially being the 3rd highest beneficiary.
TUSC (The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) will be fielding 120 candidates (TUSC was formed in 2010 so didn’t stand any candidates in the last June 2009 local elections).
The Green Party are standing over 900 candidates (in June 2009 they stood 781 candidates).
Generally Labour and the smaller parties (both left and right wing) are expecting to do well while the Lib Dems and Tories are hoping to minimise their losses.
Good luck to the left and happy workers day everyone!