Political agenda cost local seats

The public rightly expects government and MPs to step up and resolve this Brexit crisis. Yet nationally, too many from all parties appear to be looking at their own political agenda and not that of the country.

“The public rightly expects government and MPs to step up and resolve this Brexit crisis

While Labour has also suffered a devastating defeat, this is no compensation for those 1,300 councillors who lost their seats. The only positives were the good performances against Labour in a number of areas, including taking control of North East Derbyshire, North East Lincolnshire, Darlington, and Walsall councils; plus the fact that we remain the largest political group at the LGA.

I would like to extend my commiserations to those many hard-working and dedicated councillors who lost their seats through no fault of their own.

I would also like to congratulate those councillors who were successfully re-elected or elected for the first time. I would particularly like to welcome all our new councillors to our Conservative local government family. I hope that you find it to be a rewarding experience.

I hope many of you will join us at the LGA’s annual conference, which takes place in Bournemouth from the 2-4 July. The LGA’s Conservative Group will host three group meetings and a dinner, and details about these events will be announced in due course.

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