May benefits from Ukip collapse in London elections

Across England more than 4,000 seats are being contested in around 150 councils- including all 32 London boroughs as well as every ward in Birmingham Manchester Leeds and Newcastle

Across England more than 4,000 seats are being contested in around 150 councils- including all 32 London boroughs as well as every ward in Birmingham Manchester Leeds and Newcastle

He said: "It's always hard to win contests when you're the party in government, so taking St Chad's and Barnes was very encouraging for us".

"There's a common misconception that Brexit has already happened - but it hasn't happened".

The election result was the same as in 2017 when Mr Western held the seat for Labour, with only the Greens increasing its number of votes.

In the first test for Jeremy Corbyn since the general election, his party also failed to take control of the Tory strongholds of Wandsworth and Westminster.

"It's clear that the UKIP vote has gone to the Conservatives".

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He has rejected the controversial "hostile environment" tag attached to the government's immigration policy. Others have been told by the government that they are in Britain illegally and must leave.

With 99 of the 150 councils declared, the party had won just two seats - both in Derby - and lost 92.

With the highest proportion of Jewish residents in England, at 15.5 percent, the result was being seen as an indication of the extent to which a row between Labour and the Jewish community over the handling of anti-Semitism in the party has affected the public mood.

Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams, who represents Codnor and Waingroves, said that next year's election will feature 14 seats held by the Conservatives and just one held by Labour, which he feels gives them scope for a comeback.

The Conservatives have gained Basildon and Peterborough, which had both been under no overall control.

Conservative former party chairman Grant Shapps, who has been highly critical of Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, said No 10 and Tory headquarters had "got their act together".

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At the same time it is emphasized that the miracle, at that time there was not a single machine. "It affects all of us". The plane had just taken off from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport when it crashed, Parsons said.

Despite that disappointment for Labour, the ruling party did retain the marginal Pensby and Thingwall, which, at one point in the night, feared they might lose. Portfolios for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority which Anstee held as Trafford leader will also be redistributed, if he is no longer leader.

Thurrock remains under no overall control.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats have made substantial gains, winning back the London borough of Richmond from the Conservatives, and experiencing a resurgence not seen since the 2010 general election.

Most councils are counting votes overnight but others will declare results during the day on Friday.

Speaking to Sky News, Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell played down suggestions his party should have been enjoying a more dominant night.

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The law has a "sunset clause" within it, meaning it can be repealed after six years if Holyrood decides it has been ineffective. The Act, first voted into the statute books by Scottish MSPs in 2012, was challenged by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

"Eight years into a government, Labour was losing 4,000 councillors, whereas we at the moment are holding councils and in some areas making positive inroads".

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