Crushing loss for Labour points to big Tory majority in Commons

14 Mai, 2017, 05:43 | Author: Claudine Rigal

The Tories put in a strong showing in the elections, making gains in Scotland and Labour heartlands.

"We've run a very good, clean campaign and we've got an extraordinarily good result for the county council, building on our track record of delivering improved services with a lot less public money coming our way from central government".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn holds roses received from supporters as they interact at the shopping arcade, Underhill Circus in Oxford on May 4, 2017.

John Curtice, a professor of politics at Strathclyde University, said the Conservatives were on course for their best local-election result in at least a decade, and possibly a quarter-century.

Meanwhile, with results still coming in, UKIP had lost all 42 seats they were defending, falling "victim to its own success", according to party leader Paul Nuttall. But on the basis of these results, a Labour victory next month looks more improbable than ever, while May is poised to sweep back to power with a massive majority.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips, reporting from Westminster, said it was striking that the Conservatives had made gains in Scotland, pushing Labour - once the dominant political force in Scotland - into third place, behind the Scottish National Party and the Conservatives.

As expected, Labour won mayoral races in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, but they were beaten in the West Midlands race, centred on Birmingham.

Conservative Party hopes of a landslide general election victory were boosted today after local contests saw Labour suffer huge losses and the Ukip vote collapse.

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Following Labour's historic loss at the local council elections, John McDonnell says the party will "come out fighting" for the general election.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said it had been "a victim of its own success" over Brexit and that the party was prepared to pay the price of losing seats to the Tories because it had won the crucial European Union referendum.

Too many fantastic councillors, who work tirelessly for their communities, lost their seats.

The results marked the biggest gains by a ruling party in a local election in the United Kingdom in almost four decades. "We knew it was going to be a hard night". Nationalist party Plaid Cymru gained 33 seats for a total of 202 with control of one council.

Mr Nuttall said losing seats to Tories was "a price Ukip is prepared to pay" for the prize of leaving the EU.

"Even though the opposition numbers may be limited, I can assure you the leader of the Liberal Democrats Trudy Dean is a very experienced and very sharp politician".

'But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment'.

But Labour's private polling also suggested that numerous party's individual policies in 2015 were popular - and that didn't guarantee success at the ballot box. In Derbyshire, the Tories took 19 seats from Labour as the county passed directly from one party's hands to the other.

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