Lots of coverage from the local election campaign launch yesterday with David Cameron in Tynemouth. The Times speculates on what the results may be. They suggest Labour may be without a single county council for the first time since 1977. Of the four they hold at present Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire are more vulnerable than Derbyshire which would require a 12% swing. But they point out that the last time the County Council elections took place, coinciding with the 2005 General Election, Labour were on 36% to the Conservatives 33%. While at last year's local elections the Conservatives were on 43% to Labour's 24%. The paper also suggest the Lib Dems could lose "one or two" out of their three Councils - Somerset, Devon and Cornwall - but they don't say which two.
Several reports, including The Daily Telegraph, note that while praising Conservative Councils, Cameron also urged them to try harder to reduce the Council Tax. The full speech is here. In it Cameron says: