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Whether its a focus on the ‘red wall’ or the ‘blue wall’, Partygate or Tractorgate, local elections are an important guide to the prospects of the national government and opposition alike, says Heather Stewart
Britain’s local elections on 5 May mark the first significant electoral test for the government since Partygate allegations engulfed Downing Street. They are also the last major polling day before a general election is expected to take place next year.
As the Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, tells Nosheen Iqbal, while voters are ostensibly choosing who will control their local councils, they are also making a statement about the state of the government and the opposition.