Local elections: No clear victor, Labour and Tories neck and neck

Local elections: No clear victor, Labour and Tories neck and neck

Barry Gardiner, the Shadow Trade Secretary, also defended Labour's performance, saying: "Let's face it we won 2,350 council seats, the Conservatives won 1,232 council seats".

Mr Corbyn's party lost Nuneaton and Bedworth - a bellwether area that often indicates the colour of the Government at general elections - as well as Derby.

Andrew Castle was left questioning Jeremy Corbyn's position as leader of the Labour Party after its lower-than-expected performance at the local elections this week.

Laura Parker, National Co-ordinator of the pro-Corbyn Momentum campaign group, said: "The untold story of the night is Labour's advance on last year's snap election result".

Mr Corbyn sought to put a fearless face on overnight results which saw Labour gain control of Plymouth.

"Not much went wrong, but not as much went as well as we'd have liked", she told BBC's Newsnight.

Jeremy Corbyn outside a polling station.

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson acknowledged the Jewish community had "sent us a message" and said the party had to learn lessons when it came to dealing with anti-Semitism in its own ranks.

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Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell told Today: "We are in mid-term in the middle of these disastrous Brexit negotiations against a Government that is reaching new definitions of incompetence".

A BBC projection of last Thursday's result suggested in a general election both main parties would secure 35 per cent of the vote with Labour having three more seats in another hung parliament.

Ukip suffered a bloodbath, with dozens of councillors culled and its own general secretary comparing the party with the Black Death. The Conservatives control 46 - down two.

Following the wipe-out of Ukip on the local councils, it was the Conservative Party who won the support among Leave voters.

He said: "I mean the complexities of Brexit, the breast screening scandal, Windrush and the resignation of Amber Rudd it has been a really tough time".

On a visit to Wandsworth she praised campaigners' efforts in seeing off a Labour challenge which had seen the streets flooded with activists, including members of the Corbyn-backing Momentum campaign.

"Labor thought they could take control, this was one of their top targets and they threw everything at it, but they failed", May said Friday, adding the Tories "won't take anything for granted" and would "build on this success for the future".

"We are happy with the transitional period, and during that we will abide by the customs union and single market rules".

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