Well, no surprise, as befits a regional target with significant outside resources thrown at it, Labour now has an overall majority on Reading Borough Council. Poor Reading.
I shall post in more detail later, but it has to be said that Labour’s behaviour at the count was thuggish and (on one occasion) violent. The tone was set before most party workers had arrived, where in the ‘election management’ area at the centre of the hall, reserved for staff only, the Labour Agent was holding court in a place he should absolutely not have been. I pointed this out to a council officer, who had him removed. The Chronicle happened to overhear this.