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Elections 2021: All you need to know about the results so far

The great unifying theme in these elections is division—which, for progressives, could strengthen the appeal of electoral reform

By Stephen Fisher  

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The so-called “Super Thursday” elections have confirmed deep divisions in Britain’s political map. They confirmed the Brexit schism, with places that voted to leave the European Union swinging strongly to the Conservatives and places that voted to remain swinging against the Tories. The division of Britain into three nations is also being reinforced as the SNP in Scotland storms to victory and Wales has backed a Welsh Labour Party that is increasingly independence-curious.

The elections also confirmed London as a place apart from provincial England, as the multicultural metropolis looks set to re-elect its Muslim Mayor with another…

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