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Corbyn Has Little to Celebrate in Britain's Local Elections

  • Conservatives hold ground in council votes, small Labour gains
  • Disappointment for Corbyn outside London, but Lib Dems improve
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Theresa May’s Conservatives held ground and the main opposition parties made small gains in local council elections, benefiting from the collapse of the U.K. Independence Party in results that saw Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour continue to struggle outside London.

At 9.09 a.m., with results in from 99 of the 150 English councils that were holding elections, the Conservatives had a net loss of 2 seats, Labour had a net gain of 37, and the Liberal Democrats were up 40. UKIP were down 92. More than 4,000 seats were up for grabs.