Revealed: The squeaky bum time local election seats in Milton Keynes

Mathematically speaking, any one of three political parties COULD take control of Milton Keynes Council after tomorrow’s borough elections… but it is highly unlikely.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 6:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 6:58 pm
Local elections in Milton Keynes on May 2, 2019

That is because elections in the borough are fought under a first past the post system, this year in 19 of the council’s 57 wards, which vary in terms of how many party supporters there are in each area. But elections still give politicians of all parties what former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson famously called “squeaky bum time” – when political careers are on the line. With a big pinch of salt in hand, we have taken a look through the list of seats up for grabs and listed them from the squeakiest bum territories to those which should be the safest, to give voters an idea of where crosses on their ballot papers could have the biggest impact. Here is our run-down of the seats in Milton Keynes, from the squeakiest to the safest...

Cons won in 2015. Lib Dems won by 37 in 2018. 2019 candidates: UKIP; Lab; Green; Lib Dem; Cons.
Cons won in 2015. Lab won by 41 in 2018. 2019 candidates: Lab; Green; Lib Dem; Cons
Cons won in 2015. Cons won in 2018 by 55 votes. 2019 candidates: Lib Dem; UKIP; Lab; Cons; Green
2015: Cons. 2018: Cons majority 175. 2019: Green v Lab v Cons v Lib Dem v Women's Equality
2015: Cons. 2018: Lib Dems. Majority 196 2019: Lib Dems v Cons v Lab v Green
2015: Cons/Ind 2018: Cons majority 204. 2019: Lib Dem v Green v Cons v Lab.
2015: Lab. 2018: Labour majority 265. 2019: Green v Lib Dem v Lab v Cons
2015: Cons. 2018: Labour majority 315. 2019: UKIP v Lib Dem v Green v Cons v Lab
2015: Cons. 2018: Lab majority 344. 2019: Green v Lib Dem v Lab v Cons
2015: Lib Dem. 2018: Lib Dem majority 452 2019: Lib Dem v Lab v Cons v Green
2015: Cons. 2018: Lab majority 562. 2019: Cons v Lab v Lib Dem v Green v UKIP
2015: Lib Dem. 2018: Lib Dem majority 575. 2019: Lib Dem v Green v Lab v Cons
2015: Lab. 2018: Lab majority 715. 2019: Green v Lib Dem v Ind v Lab
2015: Cons. 2018: Lib Dem majority 765. 2019: Green v Lab v Lib Dem v Cons
2015: Lab. 2018: Lab majority 851. 2019: Cons v Green v Lib Dem v Lab
2015: Lab. 2018: Lab majority 991. 2019: Lab v Lib Dem v Green v Cons
2015: Cons. 2018: Cons majority 1,216. 2019: Lab v Cons v Lib Dem v Green
2015: Cons. 2018: Cons majority 1,342. 2019: Cons v Lib Dem v Lab v UKIP v Green
2015: Cons. 2018: Cons majority 1,430. 2019: Lab v UKIP v Cons v Lib Dem v Green