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The local election results summed up in 6 handy graphics

Labour supporters should probably look away now.

It became clear early on that the Conservatives were set to be the big winners in the local elections.

But with all 88 councils in Britain having declared their results, these graphics really drill home just how big the win was.

1. This map might bring a tear to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s eyes, but probably for different reasons

The map of England after the local elections

2. And if that didn’t do it, this might

Final state of the parties

3. Labour still hold the majority of council seats in Wales, but that doesn’t tell the whole story

Final state of the parties in Wales

4. The same chart for Scotland shows the Tories overtaking Labour in what used to be a stronghold

Final state of the parties in Scotland

5. While in Britain as a whole, this tells the story of the election

Final parties in all 2017 local elections

6. And just in case you need the point hammering home though, there’s this

Net change in councillors

The weekend will probably be much more bearable for these two than the rest of the party leaders.

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon
(Russell Cheyne/PA)


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