England & Wales

Local council elections 2010: National swing to Tories not being matched in local elections – so far

The Conservatives performed strongly in the national poll in England – taking around 100 extra seats. It’s been a different story in the local elections, however. So far Lincoln and Nuneaton & Bedworth have slipped from the Conservatives to no overall control. And now in Reading, where a minority Conservative administration was a possibility, the Conservatives have dropped a seat.