News | Published May 03 2019

Conservatives and Labour suffer in local elections

Both of the two main parties in British politics were hit by a Brexit backlash in local elections yesterday.

As it stands the Conservative party have lost 450 council seats with Labour losing 80.

The Lib Dems proved one of the big winners on the night, gaining 300 seats at this stage.

As results came in, Conservative MP James Clerverly said on Twitter: "It’s clear that some Conservative councillors are being unfairly punished by voters because of Brexit delay.

"It’s also clear that voters see through Labour’s cynical attempt to face both ways on the issue.

"They were expecting to win many hundreds of new councillors. They haven’t."

Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the results show that voters want Brexit sorted.

Another winner on the night was the Green Party, who have gained 42 councillors so far.

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William Winter
May 03 2019

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