Conservative and Labour Parties Hold Bulk of Their Local Councillors

In a night of English local council elections the Labour and Conservative parties have maintained their level of support, without making significant headway. The Liberal Democrats performed strongly, whilst the UKIP vote collapsed.

Labour currently have 2,310 councillors elected in yesterday’s elections, an increase of just 59, whilst the Conservative Party had 1,330 councillors, a decrease of just 31. The Liberal Democrats secured 536 councillors, an increase of 75, whilst the UKIP vote collapsed, with just three councillors elected compared to the 126 elected in the 2014 elections.