LONDON—The Conservative Party has suffered significant losses in the local elections, while the Labour Party has made notable gains in crucial battleground areas. Labour has taken control of councils in Swindon, East Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, and Medway, and with most of the results declared, Labour has more than 2,000 councillors, which is up by over 400. On the other hand, the Tories have less than 2,000, down by nearly 800, and the Liberal Democrats have more than 1,200, up by nearly 300.

Sir Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, believes his party is on track to win the next general election, while the PM Rishi Sunak, has labeled the results as disappointing but asserts that he will continue with his agenda. The Green Party has also managed to secure a majority on a council in England for the first time, while the Liberal Democrats have beaten the Tories in several areas.

Overall, the local election has been discouraging for the Conservatives, whereas the Labour Party is now the biggest party in local government in England and Wales for the first time in a while.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has sought solace in international affairs, welcoming world leaders to Downing Street before the Coronation tomorrow.


Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...

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