General Election 2017: Five takeaways from the local elections

Markets imply Theresa May could surpass Margaret Thatcher's post-WW2 record majority
Markets imply Theresa May could surpass Margaret Thatcher's post-WW2 record majority

After a significant set of local elections across the country, Paul Krishnamurty analyses the details of a huge Tory victory and the implications for next month's General Election...

"The extreme disparity in popularity and perceived leadership qualities between May and Corbyn are well-known but the fundamental reason for current trends is the demise of UKIP...Their votes mostly switched to the Tories."

Paul Krishnamurty

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