Government postpones May elections
Local Government minister John Healey has now confirmed that, as expected, the county elections planned for May 7 will be put back to June 4 to be combined with the European elections.
There have been some people who have got excited about this, as it is suggested that the government may be doing it for party-political reasons. Well, it would hardly be the first time, but I'm relatively relaxed about this one.
1) It will cost all parties, and more importantly the taxpayer, less money,
2) it means one campaign rather than two and at a warmer and drier time of year to be pounding the streets, and
3) I suspect Labour are still going to get another pasting from the voters anyway.