Tories lose six seats on local councils while Labour is resurgent in Scotland

It seems the Tory propaganda machine is grinding to a halt as more and more people turn away from the party.

And the SNP’s strength in Scotland seems to be weakening as Labour regains popularity north of the border:

The Conservatives lost six council seats last night as Labour made major gains in elections across the country.

On a night of misery for Theresa May, her party saw its vote collapse as the public delivered a damning verdict on the performance of her government.

Unusually, no fewer than 14 council seats were up for grabs on a night dubbed ‘Super Thursday’ by political observers.

The Tories have seen the number they held drop from nine to three, while Labour’s total jumped from four to seven.

Remarkably, the Greens also gained two seats – both from the Conservatives. The other Tory seat fell to an independent candidate after their vote collapsed in Golden Valley South, in Herefordshire.

The only piece of good news for the Tories came when they gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Colchester.

There was also good news for Labour in Scotland, where the party gained one council seat from the Conservatives and comfortably held another. In both contests, the SNP’s vote share went down.

Source: Misery for Theresa May as Conservatives lose six seats in local council meltdown |

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3 thoughts on “Tories lose six seats on local councils while Labour is resurgent in Scotland

  1. J Edington

    “Resurgent in Scotland”?

    I agree it’s nice to see another Tory councillor fall but I think resurgence is too close to quoting that embarrassment to Labour, Anas Sarwar. He talked of a Labour “revitalisation” at the 2017 GE.

    2015 GE Labour vote fell by 32% here.
    2017 GE “revitalised” Labour votes up 1%.

    When this guy is the new leader of the Scottish region, I doubt if any resurgence will continue.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Who says he will be?
      Support for Labour in one of the council wards was 48 per cent – that seems pretty favourable to me.

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