Conservatives come out top in local elections

By Mark Conrad | 05 May 2017

Results from the local elections have featured significant gains for the Conservative Party, including the first directly-elected mayors in the West of England, Tees Valley and West Midlands.

The Conservatives are celebrating big gains against Labour and the Lib Dems, with the party winning control of 27 councils - up from 17.

Average turnout across the country was 30% - broadly in line with local elections generally and better than the disastrously low turnout in the first police and crime commissioner elections. 

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