In the UK, only Boris Johnson against the surge Labor

In the UK, only Boris Johnson against the surge Labor

London : United Kingdom | May 05, 2012 at 2:08 AM PDT
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The eccentric incumbent mayor of London Boris Johnson has avoided a complete humiliation for the Conservatives being re-elected head of the British capital, after a close vote. Announced shortly before midnight Friday, the reappointment of Boris Johnson , considered a future contender for prime minister, is the only good news for David Cameron to get out of local elections held Thursday, May 3 in Britain.

Held liable for the return to recession in the UK economy and perceived as out of touch with everyday voters, the Conservative Party has been heavily punished at the polls in favor of the Labour opposition and, perhaps even more worrisome to an extreme right which attracted an average of 14% of the votes where it could present candidates. Even Boris Johnson, though popular, has seen its majority greatly reduced. It was ahead by a nose than its predecessor, the Labour Ken Livingstone . Promising to "continue (to) fight" for Londoners, the Mayor of London has carefully avoided mention of the reverse general of his party during his speech after the announcement of results.


With all results now known to the 181 local councils at stake in England, Scotland and Wales , Labour won 823 new seats when the Conservatives lost 405. The Liberal Democrats, whose popularity has plummeted since they joined forces with the Conservatives to form a government in 2010, dropped 336 elected. They have never seen such electoral disaster at local elections in England. Nationally, the Labour party has met 38% of the vote against 31% for the Conservatives and 16% for the Lib Dems . Turnout was low (32%).

David Cameron has apologized to conservative candidates defeated, attributing their defeat to the difficult decisions that the government was forced to take to try to pay off debt and public deficit. "There are no easy answers," he said David Cameron, whose party lost seats to Labor in his own constituency. British governments tend to suffer at the polls but these interim results illustrate the magnitude of the task of David Cameron in the next election scheduled for the time being in 2015.


The government has made him unpopular with a draconian austerity measures meant to restore the public accounts, especially since it has notably chosen to reduce taxes on the wealthiest. However, unemployment and inflation remain high, wages increase slightly and the economy contracts.

The Conservatives, David Cameron in the first place, have also been weakened in recent weeks by the impact of telephone tapping scandal, which highlighted their proximity to the media empire of Rupert Murdoch . "The people are injured, the people suffers from recession, the people suffer from a government that has increased the taxes for him but was cut for millionaires, "responded Ed Miliband, the leader of Labour, which records and a rare success since taking functions at the head of the Labor Party in 2010.

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Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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