The analysis of the 2013 Cornwall Council election results continue. One website well worth a visit is Bernard Deacon’s new blog at http://bernarddeacon.wordpress.com.
There are statistics (see below) and also thoughtful comment from Dr Deacon.
Here’s the extract on MK’s performance.
"MK will be disappointed at its tally of seats. Its average vote share rose, revealing steady progress, and it seems to have weathered the Ukip storm quite well. In fact, MK came very close to a spectacular breakthrough. If just 140 voters in five wards had switched to MK, the party would have won nine seats rather than the four it ended up with and celebrations would have been widespread. As it is, a solid performance and an impressive manifesto provide a good base for expansion. The party must now look to ways of hoovering up those who will become increasingly disaffected by the London-orientated parties and the lack of an alternative to centralising neo-liberal policies."