Analysis: Big issues to trump local concerns in council elections

Ahead of this week's local government elections, political correspondent John Manley assesses whether voting patterns will be any different from five years ago

Turnout at the 2014 election was just over 51 per cent
ALL but three of the north's 11 councils have approved inflation-busting rates hikes in recent weeks, while some local authorities send 10 times the amount of rubbish to landfill than their neighb[...]

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