Live local election results: Boris Johnson admits ‘tough night’

The Prime Minister said he took full responsibility for the outcome as the local Tories blamed public anger over Downing Street lockdown parties

Boris Johnson said the Conservatives had endured a “tough night” as Labor made a historic run in London and the Liberal Democrats put on a strong showing.

The Prime Minister said he took full responsibility for the outcome as the local Tories blamed public anger on the closing parties in Downing Street for the losses.

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Labor has acquired three councils in London – Wandsworth, Barnet and Westminster – with the second being Conservative-controlled since the first was established in 1964.

The party also gained control of Southampton, Worthing and a new Cumberland government would replace Carlisle City Council.

However, they also lost control of Hull to the Liberal Democrats, failing to regain full control of Sheffield City Council and in Hartlepool, where the party hoped to return, the Tories won two seats.

Although Labor won historic seats in London, it lost control of Harrow council to the Conservatives.

The reverse event comes after increased pressure for the force to re-examine the allegations after footage emerged of the Labor leader drinking beer with allegedly up to 30 colleagues at an election office. in Durham in April 2021 during the Hartlepool by-election campaign.

Main results in local elections:

  • Labor achieved Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet in London
  • Labor took control of Sunderland – a council it had run since 1973
  • Labor also won a comfortable majority in the newly formed body of Cumberland
  • Two increments are enough for Labor to win a slim majority in Rossendale in Lancashire
  • Labor claim victory in West Dunbartonshire after reaching four times
  • Labor took control of one of its top targets, Southampton, from the Conservatives
  • The Conservatives retain control of Nuneaton & Bedworth and win another seat from Labor
  • The Conservatives lose control of both Worcester and Tunbridge Wells to no control overall
  • The Liberal Democracy majority in Hull, eliminating Labor

Speaking to broadcasters during a visit to a school in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, Mr Johnson said it was a “mixed set of results” for the Tories.

“It was midterm,” he said.

“We had a rough night in some parts of the country but on the other hand in other parts of the country you still see the Conservatives coming forward and making pretty significant gains in places where they didn’t. vote Conservative for a long time, if at all. . ”

However, David Simmonds, Tory MP for neighboring Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, said the problem of breaking the lockdown in Downing Street continued to pop up on the doorstep.

“He (Mr Johnson) needs to find a way to restore confidence in the Government and I think he can do that a number of ways,” he told the PA news agency.

“Leadership change will be one of them. Also, he needs to demonstrate what the alternative plan would be. ”

Here are the latest updates from the 2022 Local Elections:

Latest updates: Friday, May 6, 2022, 20:06

The Tories lose their only Welsh council

The Conservatives have lost control of their sole Wales council area.

Monmouthshire has turned red, with Labor winning 12 seats from the Tories in the local election.

Along with acquiring Manmouthshire, Labour also gained control of two councils in Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend, while holding Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport and Torfaen.

Plaid Cymru also obtained three council interests in Anglesey, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, while retaining Gwynedd.

Tories obtain Harrow from labor

Although Labor has made some historic gains in London, the Conservatives have chosen a seat in the city from the party.

The Tories have gained control of Harrow council, which was formerly under Labor control.

The Conservatives won 31 seats in the district, while Labor won 24.

SNP ends up as biggest party in Scotland with Labor in second place

The SNP finished as the biggest party in the Scottish council election, with Scottish Labor taking second place at the hands of the Tories.

Nicola Surgeon’s party won 454 council seats, an increase of 23 seats, of which the Labor Party won 281 seats, an increase of 19 seats.

The Conservatives have seen a sharp drop in support in Scotland, losing 62 seats in their council, bringing their total to 215.

The SNP claims to have an overall majority in Dundee, while also becoming the largest party in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling and other key venues.

Labor, who finished third in the race behind the Tories in the 2019 local election, fought a close race with the SNP in some areas, just one seat behind the party in Glasgow.

The Lib Dems gain control of the new unity of Westmorland and Furness

The Liberal Democrats gained control of the new unified government of Westmorland and Furness. With 62 of the 65 results announced, the Lib Dems won 36, Labor 14, Conservatives 10 and Independents two.

Labor takes control of Worthing in West Sussex

Labor won control of Worthing in West Sussex, winning 10 seats to bring the total to 23, with the Conservatives at 12 and an Independent. The board was previously not subject to overall control.

Lib Dems gain control of new Somerset unity council

The Liberal Democrats won control of the new Somerset unity council. With 94 results announced, the party won 56 seats in the 110-member government.

Labor: Results show ‘we’re back on our feet’

Shadow Attorney General said.

MP Emily Thornberry told Sky News the local election results were on the “end-to-end” of what Labor hoped for.

“I’m not saying we don’t have a lot of work to do.”

“But I think if you think about the next morning, or the week after, 2019, how bad it was, people told us that the Labor Party was pretty much over, we never would. back on our feet again.

“This shows that we have stood firm again.

“Among the presentations we’ve had and the discussions we’ve had in the ballroom, this is definitely the end of what we hope will happen.”

Senior Tory MP urges Boris Johnson to leave

Veteran Tory MP Sir Roger Gale said it was time for Boris Johnson to leave, despite the situation in Ukraine.

The MP for North Thanet submitted a letter of no confidence to the Prime Minister in 2020, but later said it was not the right time for a leadership election, due to conflicts with Russia.

“I think the game has continued since then…maybe.

“As you know, I am not in favor of a leadership challenge in the middle of the war, but two things happened: one, I think now it is clear that the hostilities in Ukraine will persist; and second, what Roger Gale considers immaterial because this motion has taken on a life of its own – it can become an unstoppable tide. “

MSP: Early results in Scotland ‘really disappointing’ for Tories

Early results for the Scottish Conservatives in local elections have been “really disappointing”, one of the party’s heads at Holyrood said, adding that the Tories would “lick their wounds”. me and continue”.

Speaking to the PA news agency from the Edinburgh vote tally, Miles Briggs said the party had suffered from negative votes – with some supporters choosing to stay home rather than return to the Tories at the ballot box.

“We knew it was going to be a challenge, we’ve known that for a few weeks now. Personally, I am disappointed with the results achieved so far.

“Some of the seats that we won five years ago that we are holding, which is really good.

“There is some good news but it is really disappointing.

“From the work I did yesterday with my activists in Edinburgh, it is clear that people are not going to vote.

“They objected to voting by not going to any other party, or when they received the ballots in the mail, they didn’t return them and put them in the bin.

“It depends on how people want to send the message. You can either go vote for someone else or you can’t vote at all.”

Prime Minister: ‘It is important that we continue to support the balance of the Good Friday Agreement across Northern Ireland’

Asked about the Northern Ireland election, Boris Johnson said it was “most important that we continue to support the balance of the Good Friday Agreement across all communities in Northern Ireland”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit at Field End Infant School, in South Ruislip, after the local government (PA) elections

Speaking during a visit to a school in his constituency in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, he was asked by reporters about the possibility of a majority of people in Northern Ireland voting for parties that favor trade deals current with the EU and whether he works or not. with those parties to make the Northern Ireland Protocol work.

Mr Johnson said: “Most importantly we continue to support the balance of the Good Friday Agreement across all communities in Northern Ireland. That’s what we will do. And whatever arrangements we make, they have to have community support, that’s what the Good Friday Agreement is about, that’s what the Government is going to do.

“But the rest… we’ll have to wait and see what the outcome is in Northern Ireland.” Live local election results: Boris Johnson admits ‘tough night’


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