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Local elections: Conservatives lose more than 1,300 councillors
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Local elections: Conservatives lose more than 1,300 councillors

    Media captionTheresa May on local election results: Simple message... just get on and deliver Brexit The Conservatives have lost 1,334 councillors, with Theresa May saying voters wanted the main parties to get on with Brexit. Labour also lost 82 seats in the English local elections, in which it had been expected to make gains. But the strongly pro-EU Lib Dems gained 703 seats, with leader Sir Vince Cable calling every vote received a vote for stopping Brexit. The Greens and independents also made gains, as UKIP lost seats. All 248 English councils holding elections have now announced their full results. While the scale of the Conservative election losses is larger than expected, Labour had predicted it would gain seats, having suffered losses the last time these ...