A week in America | 14 May 2021

This week in America the primaries and run-offs to the 2021 elections are already well underway. Martin Liptrot discusses the parallels and differences between the U.S and UK in its Mayors.

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Burnham and Rayner on manoeuvres

After last week’s big round of elections will there ever be a Labour government again?Frank and Jim give their differing views in this week’s blogs and Jim looks at the detailed results in the North West

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Labour Pains

Unless and until Labour abandons Gesture Politics it will fail to win back the millions of votes it lost during the Corbyn and Miliband years, according to DIB boss Frank Mckenna.

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Local elections with a national impact

The local elections that take place next week may not be a priority for most of us, and turnout will likely be low. But the results could have huge implications for the future of the country. Frank McKenna explains why.

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Will sleaze cut through

Boris Johnson was set to benefit from the vaccination success in next week’s local election. Jim asks whether the sleaze allegations will make any difference as he previews the contests for elected mayors and police and crime commissioners.

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