UK election results – live: Sinn Fein ‘likely to win most votes in Northern Ireland’

Tories lose Wandsworth as Boris Johnson faces backlash from own councilors

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is expected to become the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Sinn Fein has reportedly overtaken the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and is said to be on track to see its deputy leader Michelle O’Neill become prime minister – according to poll expert Sir John Curtice.

Labor has had the biggest lead over the Tories in local elections since 2012, he also said. Prof Curtice calculated that — if the whole country had voted in yesterday’s election — Labor would have won 35 percent of the vote.

In this scenario, Labor would be five points ahead of the Conservatives, who would be at 30 percent.

In an analysis for the BBC based on votes in more than 700 key departments, Prof Curtice – from the University of Strathclyde – said the Liberal Democrats would have won 19 per cent, while other parties had 16 per cent.

The result of Labor led by Sir Keir Starmer is in line with what it achieved in the 2018 local elections under Jeremy Corbyn, he added.

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Sinn Fein ‘could become the biggest party in Stormont’

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is expected to become the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Sinn Fein has reportedly overtaken the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and is said to be on track to see its deputy leader Michelle O’Neill become prime minister – according to poll expert Sir John Curtice.

Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill (center)

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Labor has had the biggest lead over the Tories in local elections since 2012, he also said. Prof Curtice calculated that — if the whole country had voted in yesterday’s election — Labor would have won 35 percent of the vote.

In this scenario, Labor would be five points ahead of the Conservatives, who would be at 30 percent.

In an analysis for the BBC based on votes in more than 700 key departments, Prof Curtice – from the University of Strathclyde – said the Liberal Democrats would have won 19 per cent, while other parties had 16 per cent.

The result of Labor led by Sir Keir Starmer is in line with what it achieved in the 2018 local elections under Jeremy Corbyn, he added.

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Tories seize control of Harrow council in north London

The Conservatives have captured London’s Harrow from Labour.

The party now has 31 seats with Labor out of 24.

Lamiat SabinMay 6, 2022 17:40

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Lib Dems win new unitary council of Westmorland and Furness

The Liberal Democrats have taken control of the new unitary authority of Westmorland and Furness in the Lake District.

With 62 out of 65 declared results, the Lib Dems have won 36, Labor 14, the Conservatives 10 and Independents two.

Tim Farron, former Lib Dem leader, is the MP for Westmoreland and Lonsdale.

He said: “Win ​​here – against all odds! The Tories designed Westmorland and Furness Council to stop the Lib Dems from winning, but we won it right!

“Thank you to everyone who voted. Our job now is to prove that our community has the right to support us.”

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Labor has ‘biggest lead in local elections over Tories in 10 years’

Analysis says Labor has gained its biggest lead over the Tories in local elections in a decade.

Leading poll expert Professor Sir John Curtice has calculated that — if the whole country had voted in yesterday’s election — Labor would have won 35 percent of the vote.

In this scenario, Labor would be five points ahead of the Conservatives, which would be at 30 percent.

Boris Johnson paints a portrait of the Queen at a school in his constituency

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In an analysis for the BBC based on votes in more than 700 key departments, Sir John – of Strathclyde University – said the Liberal Democrats would have won 19 per cent, while other parties would have won 16 per cent.

Labor’s result is in line with what it achieved in the 2018 local elections led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Sir John said Labour’s projected five-point lead over the Conservatives is the largest in local elections since 2012, when David Cameron was in Downing Street and Ed Miliband was Labor leader.

By contrast, he said the proportion of Conservatives was five points lower than in 2018 and six points from last year.

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Lib Dems Expect ‘Blue Wall’ Seats in General Election

The Liberal Democrats will take over the “Blue Wall” constituencies of Tory MPs, party leader Sir Ed Davey said as he stated the party was “winning again across the country”.

The Kingston and Surbiton MP praised the Lib Dem’s victory in council seats and claimed the Conservatives were dragged down by “discredited” Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey in Wimbledon Common

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Speaking to party activists on Wimbledon Common, Sir Ed said: “We will have a Liberal Democrat MP for Wimbledon in the next election.

And I think there are other places where we will see Liberal Democrat success for the first time.

“I’m really excited about the South West of England and getting back there. I’m excited about all those seats on the other side of the Blue Wall, which, frankly, we haven’t played any players in for a long time.”

Lamiat SabinMay 6, 2022 16:40

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Labor is ‘back on its feet’ – says Emily Thornberry

Results showing Labour’s local election victories prove the party is “back on its feet”, one MP said.

Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry told Sky News the local election results were at the “top” of what the party had expected.

Labor’s Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry

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

“But I think if you think about the morning after, or the week after, 2019, how bad it was, people told us it was just about the end of the Labor Party, we would never get back on our feet.

“This shows that we are back on our feet.

“From the presentations we’ve had and the discussions we’ve had in the shadow cabinet, this is definitely at the top of what we hoped would happen.”

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Liberal Democrats gain control of Somerset’s new Unity Council

The Liberal Democrats have taken control of Somerset’s new Unity Council.

With 94 achievements, the party has secured 56 seats in the 110-member authority.

The conservatives have 29, the PvdA and the Green Party each have four, and one independent.

But at the time of publication, 16 seats have yet to be declared.

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Local elections: current state of affairs in England

Work: Gained control of six councils – total 45

Conservatives: Lost control over 11 municipalities – total 27

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Liberal Democrats: Gained control of one council – total 6

Independent: Gained control of one council – total 1

Three more municipalities under no overall control – total 21

There are still 46 sets of results to be announced.

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The Tory power struggle begins in Scotland as the party prepares to crash to third place in local elections

The power struggle between the Tories has begun in Scotland as the party prepares to slip to third place in the local elections in what one front bencher admitted are “disappointing results”.

Under the popular Ruth Davidson, the Conservatives supplanted Labor as the most popular Unionist party — but have lost more than 10 percent of their votes in some neighborhoods, in early results.

Election guru John Curtice predicted that while the Tory party had escaped its “worst nightmares” in England, it “seemed very likely that its fears north of the border will be realized”.

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Voting results in Crawley

Labor won an important victory in Crawley, which previously had no overall majority.

Thomas KingsleyMay 6, 2022 14:59

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