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Predicting London's local elections

Labour will lose one third of its 15 boroughs in the capital, and the Conservatives will gain between six and eight in addition to the existing ones, in the forthcoming London local elections finds a new report out today (Thursday 6 April).

Predicting London's Local Elections: 4 May 2006 is produced by the London Communications Agency in association with Tony Travers|, director of LSE's Greater London Group.

Press cuttings

Evening Standard
Ken joins Tories and Lib-Dems to fight the challenge from BNP (4 May 06)
A survey by local government expert Tony Travers of LSE and the London Communications Agency predicted that Labour could lose five of the fifteen London boroughs it currently controls.

London SE1
Local elections: 'possible major upsets' in Southwark and Lambeth (3 May 06)
The report by the London Communications Agency in association with Tony Travers, director of the Greater London Group at LSE, predicts that both Southwark and Lambeth will remain under no overall control but will be 'exciting to watch for possible major upsets'.  http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2145|

Hounslow Guardian
Report predicts Labour win (21 Apr 06)
The Labour party will retain control of Hounslow in the forthcoming elections, a report has predicted. The report by the London Communications Agency (LCA), a specialist communications consultancy focusing on London issues, and Tony Travers of LSE, bases its predictions on 'a combination of top-line analysis of each borough, current national political trends, and gut instinct'.

Hornsey and Crouch End Journal, UK
Lib-Dems ready for battle
London School of Economics predicts that Haringey will remain in Labour hands, but an internal London Labour Party document admits it will not take back any seats from its opposition. Also mentioned in Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal.

6 April 2006