Labour puts Coalition on the rack
James Tapsfield, Ben Glaze
David Cameron and Nick Clegg have been dealt a stinging rebuke by the public as Labour racked up big gains in local elections.
Key councils such as Thurrock, Harlow, Southampton, Birmingham, Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Chorley fell to Ed Miliband's party.
The Prime Minister was also embarrassed by losses in his Oxfordshire constituency - with Labour taking the seats of Witney Central, Witney East and Chipping Norton.
In a further blow, Manchester, Nottingham and Coventry ignored Mr Cameron's pleas and rejected proposals for elected mayors. Birmingham and other cities are expected to follow suit.
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"Labour puts Coalition on the rack", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 30/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/labour-puts-coalition-on-the-rack