The Speaker
Wednesday, 17 July 2024 – 21:20

Good night for Lib Dems as Conservatives and Labour lose out in Local Elections

Its been a good night for the Liberal Democrats in the UK Local Elections while both the Conservatives and Labour have lost seats.

Polls closed at 10pm on Thursday after voters headed to polling stations for elections in 248 English and 11 Northern Irish councils. As of 7am, neither Labour or the Conservatives have made any effective gains.

  • Labour has lost control of Hartlepool and Wirral councils, only gaining Trafford.
  • Conservatives have lost control of Basildon, Tandridge, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, St Albans, Worcester, Tendring, Winchester and Welwyn Hatfield
  • The Lib Dems are having a very good night, and have so far gained 7 councils, including Bath & North East Somerset, Chelmsford, Costwold, Hinckley & Bosworth, North Norfolk, Somerset West & Taunton and Winchester
  • Multiple councils have been lost to No Overall Control. Its additionally been a good night for independent and Green candidates.

Results are continuing to be announced, with the final results anticipated around 18:00 on Friday evening.

The results show that voters have turned away from the two main political parties, suggesting the public is fed up of the continuing Brexit debate.

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