UK Local Elections Results Summary

The local elections results in the United Kingdom have come out, and show the Conservatives holding strong to vulnerable territories, as well as winning a series of boroughs, whilst Labour fell short of expectations and only made small gains. This is good news! Theresa May must be relieved and the Brexit voters, that seem to be growing in mindset, may have made the difference.

Labour failed to make London red, as they had hoped, as they went backwards in certain parts of the country. Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet remain Tory territories, which is great news! In Barnet, where Labour only needed one seat to take control, the Tories gained ground. Also, in Nuneaton and Swindon, the Tories dominated after people, who previously voted UKIP, voted Tory.

Labour failed to take Wandsworth council in London – to the delight of Tory campaigners. Credit: BBC

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by his own party, with many saying he’s past his peak and the results are an overall disappointment to those that thought he could one day step foot into number 10. Theresa May on the other hand, will be very happy after the disaster of the snap election last year, where they lost ground, but this time they made gains across the country and deprived Labour of majorities in others.

UKIP totally collapsed with both the Conservative and Labour party benefiting from the UK Independence Party losing the vast majority of 166 seats they won four years ago. Whilst, the Liberal Democrats appeared to make the most gains of all, sweeping up West London seats.

In Trafford, Labour replaced the Tories as the largest party. Credit: BBC

Elections expert Michael Thrasher said that Labour would lose one seat in the next general election, whilst the Tories would also lose at the expense of the Lib Dems, but still be the biggest party overall.

Mr Thrasher told Sky News: “What Labour has failed to do is establish itself as a party that can win the next general election.”

The Tories however, lost control of Trafford for the first time in 14 years, meaning they no longer control a single council in Manchester.

Polling expert Sir John Curtice told the BBC, “The truth is Labour has come to look as though it’s empty handed because in truth outside of London, it’s not dramatic but there is a small swing to the Conservatives compared with 2014. So the truth is there isn’t really much for the Labour party to celebrate this morning.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan admitted not everything had gone Labour’s way today as he visited Wandsworth in the capital. Credit: REUTERS

Things we learnt in this election is that Brexit dominates the political landscape, whilst Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal and anti-Jewish rhetoric has cost them dearly, but moreover, perhaps many more people are waking up to the shambles of the Labour party, and their policies in key places. In the “Remain” territories Labour performed well, whilst the Conservatives did well and even better than expected by making more gains than previously in “Leave” territories. The Conservatives however, need to start winning over the bigger cities if they want back their majority in Parliament. The Liberal Democrats have started to recover, whilst UKIP, without Nigel Farage has all but, fallen apart.

Credit: DailyMail

Here’s a rundown of the listed results and wins through the different boroughs, as follows:

1 Adur 15:00

2 Amber Valley CON HOLD

3 Barking & Dagenham LAB HOLD

4 Barnet CON GAIN FROM NO OVERALL CONTROL

5 Barnsley 15:00

6 Basildon CON GAIN FROM NO OVERALL CONTROL

7 Basingstoke & Deane CON HOLD

8 Bexley CON HOLD

9 Birmingham 18:00

10 Blackburn with Darwen 16:00

11 Bolton LAB HOLD

12 Bradford LAB HOLD

13 Brent LAB HOLD

14 Brentwood CON HOLD

15 Bromley 12:00

16 Broxbourne CON HOLD

17 Burnley 13:30

18 Bury LAB HOLD

19 Calderdale 13:00

20 Cambridge LAB HOLD

21 Camden LAB HOLD

22 Cannock Chase LAB HOLD

23 Carlisle NO OVERALL CONTROL

24 Castle Point CON HOLD

25 Cheltenham LD HOLD

26 Cherwell 15:30

27 Chorley LAB HOLD

28 Colchester NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

29 Coventry LAB HOLD

30 Craven 15:00

31 Crawley 14:30

32 Croydon LAB HOLD

33 Daventry CON HOLD

34 Derby NO OVERALL CONTROL GAIN FROM LAB

35 Dudley NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

36 Ealing LAB HOLD

37 Eastleigh LD HOLD

38 Elmbridge 16:00

39 Enfield LAB HOLD

40 Epping Forest CON HOLD

41 Exeter LAB HOLD

42 Fareham CON HOLD

43 Gateshead 13:30

44 Gosport CON HOLD

45 Great Yarmouth 13:00

46 Greenwich LAB HOLD

47 Hackney 19:00

48 Halton LAB HOLD

49 Hammersmith & Fulham LAB HOLD

50 Haringey 16:00

51 Harlow LAB HOLD

52 Harrogate 15:00

53 Harrow 16:30

54 Hart NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

55 Hartlepool LAB HOLD

56 Hastings 15:00

57 Havant CON HOLD

58 Havering 07:00

59 Hillingdon CON HOLD

60 Hounslow 14:30

61 Huntingdonshire 15:00

62 Hyndburn 14:30

63 Ipswich LAB HOLD

64 Islington 18:30

65 Kensington & Chelsea CON HOLD

66 Kingston-upon-Hull 02:00

67 Kingston-upon-Thames 17:00

68 Kirklees 13:30

69 Knowsley 14:00

70 Lambeth 18:00

71 Leeds LAB HOLD

72 Lewisham 17:00

73 Lincoln LAB HOLD

74 Liverpool LAB HOLD

75 Maidstone 14:00

76 Manchester 18:00

77 Merton LAB HOLD

78 Milton Keynes 13:30

79 Mole Valley 15:00

80 Newcastle-under-Lyme 16:00

81 Newcastle-upon-Tyne LAB HOLD

82 Newham 17:00

83 North East Lincolnshire NO OVERALL CONTROL

84 North Hertfordshire 02:00

85 North Tyneside 14:00

86 Norwich 14:30

87 Nuneaton & Bedworth LAB LOSE TO NO OVERALL CONTROL

88 Oldham LAB HOLD

89 Oxford LAB HOLD

90 Pendle 15:30

91 Peterborough CON GAIN FROM NO OVERALL CONTROL

92 Plymouth LAB GAIN FROM CON

93 Portsmouth NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

94 Preston LAB HOLD

95 Reading LAB HOLD

96 Redbridge 07:00

97 Redditch 15:00

98 Reigate & Banstead 16:00

99 Richmond-upon-Thames LD GAIN FROM CON

100 Rochdale LAB HOLD

101 Rochford CON HOLD

102 Rossendale 14:00

103 Rugby CON HOLD

104 Runnymede 14:00

105 Rushmoor CON HOLD

106 Salford LAB HOLD

107 Sandwell LAB HOLD

108 Sefton LAB HOLD

109 Sheffield LAB HOLD

110 Slough LAB HOLD

111 Solihull 13:00

112 Southampton LAB HOLD

113 South Cambridgeshire 17:00

114 Southend-on-Sea CON HOLD

115 South Lakeland 18:00

116 South Tyneside LAB HOLD

117 Southwark LAB HOLD

118 St Albans CON HOLD

119 Stevenage LAB HOLD

120 St Helens LAB HOLD

121 Stockport NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

122 Sunderland LAB HOLD

123 Sutton LD HOLD

124 Swindon CON HOLD

125 Tameside LAB HOLD

126 Tamworth CON HOLD

127 Tandridge CON HOLD

128 Three Rivers 15:00

129 Thurrock NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

130 Tower Hamlets 19:00

131 Trafford NO OVERALL CONTROL GAIN FROM CON

132 Tunbridge Wells 15:00

133 Wakefield LAB HOLD

134 Walsall NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

135 Waltham Forest LAB HOLD

136 Wandsworth CON HOLD

137 Watford 16:00

138 Welwyn Hatfield CON HOLD

139 West Lancashire LAB HOLD

140 Westminster CON HOLD

141 West Oxfordshire CON HOLD

142 Wigan LAB HOLD

143 Winchester CON HOLD

144 Wirral LAB HOLD

145 Woking 17:00

146 Wokingham CON HOLD

147 Wolverhampton LAB HOLD

148 Worcester NO OVERALL CONTROL HOLD

149 Worthing 15:00

150 Wyre Forest 14:00

 

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