Via @KenanPoleo: “During his visit to Ankara, @MinFreerHMG met with Trade Minister @mehmedmus and discussed strengthening & trade relations and steps to improve the Free Trade Agreement signed between our countries. Many more opportunities and areas of cooperation are in sight!”
(via The Guardian) Voters in Scotland, Wales and parts of England will vote in local elections on 5 May…In England, most of the seats will be contested in London – 1,817 seats across 32 boroughs – where Labour controls the vast majority of councils. Outside the capital, a wide variety of councils are up for election: 33 metropolitan borough councils covering 904 seats; 21 unitary authorities, with 627 seats; 60 district councils (1,011 seats). Six mayors will also be elected in London boroughs, and one in the South Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Many thanks to Conservative Friends groups and volunteers from across London for joining forces and organising a great action day to support Louie French in the upcoming Old Bexley & Sidcup by-election!
England local elections 2021 – Conservatives make council gains across England (via BBC)
The Conservatives have made significant gains across England, adding 13 councils and an extra 235 councillors to their overall tally by Sunday. Labour has lost control of eight councils, including Durham County Council. The party fared better in the mayoral races, as Sadiq Khan was re-elected as London mayor, Andy Burnham won a second term as Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Tracy Brabin becomes West Yorkshire’s first elected mayor. Labour also won mayoral elections in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Liverpool City Region, and West of England