Swings to the Conservatives in 1972 (compared to 1971) across select Northern cities and towns (figs. from Economist):-
Why did this occur?
The 1971 locals were fantastically good for Labour. They were unlikely to repeat especially as the Heath government was slightly less unpopular. The strong anti-Labour swing in Manchester was put down to a steep rise in the rates.
Post by Admin Twaddleford on May 20, 2020 16:01:35 GMT
Wonderful stuff, hullenedge. This is all beginning to have the makings of an annual Local Election Handbook of the kind we see on the Elections Centre website. I'm wistfully imagining a handbook for every year since the days of ealdormen.
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