Keir Starmer faces the first electoral test this week

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Labor fears another poll nightmare: Keir Starmer faces his first big test as leader after succeeding Jeremy Corbyn … but the Tories also predict a night of big losses

  • Sir Keir Starmer faces his first major challenge as a Labor leader in local elections
  • Polls suggest Tories pose a threat in mid-term parliamentary elections in ‘Red Wall’ Hartlepool chair
  • Tories are also downplaying expectations as Boris Johnson’s lead in the poll diminishes

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer faces a ‘very difficult’ first election test this week ahead of a historic vote that could have major ramifications for the future of his party.

Shadow Secretary of State Lisa Nandy said the party was not expecting miracles on ‘Super Thursday’ – the biggest ever series of elections to take place in one day in Britain – but insisted that the vote among voters shifts as the Conservatives move in. hit the problems. allegations.

The Tories are also downplaying expectations as Boris Johnson’s poll lead narrows after the Mail’s revelations about the redecoration of his Downing Street flat got home to voters.

Miss Nandy told Sky News yesterday, ‘I think they are really concerned with the way this Prime Minister is moving forward and the way it seems to be one line for them and one line for everyone else, so I think people are starting with think again of Labor. ‘

Voters in England, Scotland and Wales will vote on Thursday for matches in the decentralized parliaments, regional mayors and local councils, while Labor expects a ‘very difficult’ night

But she continued: “Whether that translates into good results in these local elections, I’m not sure; to be fair, we have a big mountain to climb and it will take time to rebuild that confidence.

“Whether or not we get good results in these local elections, I think it will still be very difficult for us.”

Miss Nandy also told the BBC, “We don’t expect any miracles on a Thursday night.”

Voters in England, Scotland and Wales choose between them 5,000 councilors, 39 police czars, 13 mayors, 189 members of decentralized parliaments and one Member of Parliament.

It is the first time that Labor leader Sir Keir's popularity has been tested in the polls, as no elections have been held since he took over from Jeremy Corbyn in April last year.

It is the first time that Labor leader Sir Keir’s popularity has been tested in the polls, as no elections have been held since he took over from Jeremy Corbyn in April last year.

The Tories are also downplaying expectations as Boris Johnson's poll lead narrows after the Mail's revelations about the redecoration of his Downing Street flat got home to voters.

The Tories are also downplaying expectations as Boris Johnson’s poll lead narrows after the Mail’s revelations about the redecoration of his Downing Street flat got home to voters.

It is the first time that Labor leader Sir Keir’s popularity has been tested in the polls, as no elections have been held since he took over from Jeremy Corbyn in April last year.

The most crucial competition for the Labor leader is the parliamentary elections in Hartlepool.

Billion dollar plan to save the union

Billions of additional pounds will be spent by the British government on Scotland in an effort to further dampen support for independence.

A blueprint to save the union will lead to massive investment in road and rail links to England and patients awaiting treatment can be seen in NHS hospitals south of the border.

Plans will be announced shortly after Thursday’s Scottish Parliament elections to abolish demands for a new independence referendum.

But polls published over the weekend suggest the SNP is unlikely to get a large majority, harming its referendum mandate.

One from BMG suggested the SNP would take 68 seats, while Alex Salmond’s Alba party would get two and the Greens nine – a total of 79 pro-independence MSPs out of 129.

Panelbase for the Sunday Times indicated the SNP could get 65 seats – a majority of one – with the Tories at 28 and Labor at 18.

It’s a seat the party has held since its founding in 1974, but the city in the city’s northeast has voted heavily for Brexit and Labor’s new candidate, Dr. Paul Williams, is pro-EU.

If the Tories win in Hartlepool, it would show that the party continues to alienate from its core countries and strengthen the conservatives’ grip on the former ‘Red Wall’ seats in Northern England.

The other two big contests are the mayors of the West Midlands and Tees Valley, who were narrowly won by conservatives last time.

Experts believe Labor will struggle to grapple with these two popular conservative incumbents.

Sir Keir has personally struggled on the campaign trail.

He was thrown out of a pub by an angry landlord in Bath and his stunt to go shopping in John Lewis to make fun of the Prime Minister’s refurbishment of Downing Street failed.

A video in which a young man posed for a photo with the Labor leader – subsequently named a ‘Vote Conservative’ – went viral.

However, the Tories expect heavy losses in English council seats and have no chance of winning the London mayoral contest.

A Focal Data poll of voters in the northern ‘Red Wall’ seats put the Tories one point behind Labor, 44 to 45.

And an Opinium poll found their lead had been cut from 11 points to five in a week, with the Tories dropping by two points to 42, while Labor was up four to 37.

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