As you were across much of country as Election results arrive


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It has been a mixed result for the leading political parties in the Local Elections with Labour for instance suffering significant losses in Scotland but holding up better than many expected in much of England and on course to wrest back mayoral control of London. CoStar News takes a look at the results so far as well as the initial reaction.

The biggest story in terms of the control of council administrations has been that it is all going to be pretty much as it was.

In England, Labour has shed votes but that has not translated into a large loss of seats and significantly it has at time of writing lost control of just one council, to “No overall control”. It has shipped votes in the North to UKip but held firm and on occasions done better in the South in areas such as Crawley, Plymouth and Southampton.

It is clear that this set of results is not one that will lead to Jeremy Corbyn being ousted as leader. That said, Labour has become the first opposition party not to lift its number of seats in mid-term elections in England since 1985.

In Scotland, the SNP lost its majority at Holyrood winning 63 of the 129 seats. Labour has slipped behind the gaining Conservatives which is now the second party in Scotland. Indeed Labour has suffered its worst result since devolution, with 24 MSPs.

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