Result caps a disaster in which Labour gained almost nothing from Tory collapse, coming far behind even brand new party that only stood in one borough
Labour lost control of Croydon council last night, capping a dire set of local elections that Keir Starmer and his drones and media allies are still trying to spin as success. The party gained only 11 seats overall in England – coming only fifth among parties profiting from the Tories’ collapse under Johnson and losing seats to the Tories in many areas, miles behind the Greens and LibDems. Labour’s gains were even outperformed by the new Aspire party, which only stood candidates in the Tower Hamlets borough of London and which ousted Labour there by winning 24 seats and the mayoral election. On top of the outright losses of councils, Labour also made net losses in seats in at least four other London boroughs.
By contrast, in left-run Wales with not even a tenth of the population of England, Labour made 66 gains, five times more than Starmer could manage.
Labour continues to claim that Starmer did well in London, despite losing as many councils as it gained – and the Croydon result is particularly telling, because Croydon Labour has spent a small fortune over the years to be advised by the company Evans founded and which has been run by his wife since he became general secretary as this supposedly avoids a conflict of interests:
Evans, of course, was also the author of a paper for Tony Blair recommending the neutering of in-party democracy and has overseen Starmer’s war on party democracy and its left members, including vastly disproportionate targeting of left-wing Jews.
Working-class communities around the country are just not buying the bland, toxic nonsense Starmer, Evans and co are selling.
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