But they have lost control of club local sex their northern flagship Trafford Council after 14 years of Conservative rule.
We end the week with our second village by-election, within the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.
94 of the population were aged between 18 and 29, 94 were full-time students, 68 were educated to A-level but not (yet) further - all of those statistics were the highest for any ward in England and Wales by a very large margin.
Fingers on the buzzers, here's your first starter for ten.Parliamentary constituency: New Forest West Hampshire county council division: New Milton North, Milford and Hordle ONS Travel to Work Area: Southampton Postcode district: SO41 Wynford Davies (LD) Christine Hopkins (C) Sally Spicer (Lab) May 2015 result C 2282/2232 Lab 5 by-election C 963 Lab.In addition to the council polls, there have been a series of mayoral elections in London boroughs.None of the candidates give addresses in the ward.Even with a fraction of the resources, a fraction of the media time when people see Greens on the ground they like what they see and they elect more Greens.ONS Travel to Work Area: Oxford (Benson, Ewelme and Shillingford parishes Reading (Crowmarsh parish).Their defending candidate is the party chairman Allen Mayes.The Greens have made overall gains, including taking two seats off Labour in Sheffield, where the Labour-run council has been engulfed in a row over the felling of thousands of trees.She was 21 years old and in the third year of her degree, and reportedly had been awaiting the results of heart tests.The ward name recalls Cranmore Castle, an Iron Age earthwork which overlooks the town.Thanks to the several people who contacted me on Twitter to point that out.Crown ward lies on the Staffordshire side of the valley, roughly halfway between Burton-on-Trent and Uttoxeter.The remaining independent, Colin "Woody" Wood, is a crofter who runs a caravan park in Corpach.There is an independent candidate, Liam Byrne, an organ donation campaigner who has received two life-saving liver transplants: he stood in the 2017 general election in Bury St Edmunds, coming fifth and last with.4.
For reasons we've discussed at length overnight and in recent days, we have to be careful about directly transposing what happened on Thursday into a theoretical nationwide election.