I received an e-mail today with the predictions of this year's local council elections, as extrapolated by David Boothroyd, a psephologist of some note in usenet circles.
Unusually for David, he has actually included the Liberal Democrats in his calculations. David Boothroyd was famous on the old uk.politics.electoral usenet group for never including the Liberal Democrats on any swing calculations. This mean that in by-elections like Christchurch, where the Labour vote dropped by 10% but the Tory vote dropped by 30%, he would calculate this as a swing to Labour.
If you want to look at the predictions, you can find a link HERE.
From a local point of view, I note that he predicts Lib Dem holds in North Norfolk and South Norfolk whilst nationally, we can expect a number of gains and better results than those achieved last year.