After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere,the Conservates capped a solid night of victories by winning West Midlands Metro Mayor election by a narrow margin; Andy Street triumphing over Labour’s
Overall, the Conservatives have gained more than 550 seats in total, as well as full control (a majority) of 11 councils. Labour has suffered heavy loses, with most of them coming at the hands of the Conservatives, losing 380 seats and seven councils – including Glasgow, which the party has held for more than 40 years.
The Liberal Democrats suffered early losses, and did not seem to have any kind of resurgance, despite optimism from Tim Farron, who insisted that his party would claim more seats. UKIP has been nearly completely wiped out; losing every seat it defended, but winning one from Labour in Lancashire. Plaid Cymru have gained over 30 seats in Wales, and the SNP are still the main party in Scotland; despite the Conservatives’ growing support.