Labour has done better in these local elections than it might seem

Analysis: Labour seems to be picking up votes where it matters and can look forward to tactical voting helping it in future elections

Local elections: live coverageFull election results as they come in

Local elections are nearly always a mixed bag; giving expression to divergent points of view in different areas is part of the point of having local elections at all. But each year has its own broad trend.

In 2018 Labour and the Conservatives were locked in the stalemate that had taken hold in the 2017 general election; in 2019 both main parties suffered a wave of voter defections and in 2021 the Conservatives carried all before them. The 2022 local elections were Keir Starmer’s first significant endorsement from the electorate.

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