04 May 2006
The British local elections
The polls closed a few minutes ago in Britain's local elections. A clear picture of the results will take about six hours.
If NuLab loses around 100-150 seats they will be able to breath a sigh of relief. A disaster would be in the 200-300 range, however, some reports suggest that they could lose anything up to 400 councillors.
Update, 5 May 2006, 2.30pm:
With all the results in, Labour has lost 18 councils and 319 councillors. The Tories have gained 11 councils and 316 new seats overall. The Lib-Dems have 1 new council and are up 2 new councillors.