Results So Far: Everything You Need to Know

Here’s where we are as of 7:30am:

  • Labour meltdown in Scotland, where Ruth Davidson’s Tories are stunningly set to take second place
  • SNP set not to win Holyrood majority
  • Labour loses council seats in England though make-up of councils remains largely unchanged
  • Labour’s vote up on average by just four points since 2015
  • Strong UKIP performance in Wales, party set for 8 assembly seats
  • Andy Burnham considering running for Manchester mayor
  • Labour moderates’ verdict:

Jo Cox MP:

“This is not a route back to power in 2020 for the Labour Party. At this stage of the government and the Conservative Party in such disarray… We should have been making substantial gains… I think it’s been a very weak night for Labour.”

Mike Gapes:

“Whatever happened to straight talking, honest politics ? We must do much better than this to win election in 2020”

Consensus is Labour have performed badly – the first opposition to lost seats midterm for decades – but they have beaten expectations. Jez saved…


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Quote of the Day

Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”

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