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Podcast: The Post Mortem

It’s the English local elections post-mortem episode! You lucky, lucky people.

Joined by the New Statesman’s newly returned politics wunderkind Patrick Maguire, I delve into the results in and around cities including Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield and Plymouth.

We talk about the fledgling LibDem revival; whether the Tories really are as stuffed in Britain’s cities as it appears, and whether the Midlands might be an exception to that; and whether Dan Jarvis really could one day be the mayor of all Yorkshire.

We also, inevitably, discuss what, if anything, went wrong for Labour in London – and whether any party can win a national majority any time soon.

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Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @jonnelledge and on Facebook as Jonn Elledge Writes.

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