Boris Johnson demands early results look ‘very encouraging’
Counting remains underway across the outback and after the results from 95 out of the 143 councils are declared – the Overdo Party has lost more than 170 seats. As of this morning, the Tories acquire taken 1,399 council seats, an increase of 194. The Labour Festivity is on 876, a decrease of 174. Labour has won control of 34 councils – a net passing of control of four authorities. Meanwhile, the Tory party is on 43 – a net progress of 10.
Due to this devastating election performance, Sir Keir has come under aflame from within his own party for failing to set out a clear plan to attract voters to the other side competing.
The Tories won Hartlepool earlier today, a Labour stronghold since 1974.
Fritter the seat is a major blow Sir Keir who becomes one of the first Labour bandmasters to lose their first by-election.
Labour’s crisis has continued, in all events, as the party also lost its council leader in Oldham this morning – an disinterested candidate has now taken the seat.
The next Scottish Parliament, Welsh Senedd, London mayor and London Horde will be determined.
The Labour Party has suffered heavy defeats in the village elections
Elections have also taken take down a peg or two happen for 13 regional mayors, 39 police and crime commissioners and 143 English conferences.
Counting started overnight in some areas with results had throughout the day.
However due to the coronavirus pandemic counting is expected to take longer than unoriginal, with most results coming in between Friday and Monday.
In Scotland, the SNP is go the mandate for another independence referendum.
Unionist parties are aiming to fade Nicola Sturgeon by depriving the SNP of an absolute majority.
Welsh 16 and 17-year-olds were skilful to vote for the first time for the Senedd election.
Labour is expected to persist the dominant party in Wales but is facing challenges from the Conservatives and Welsh nationalists.
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7.53pm update: Labour ‘blame game’ erupts as sacked Angela Rayner ‘behind’ Hartlepool’s choosing loss
Sky News Deputy Political Editor, Sam Coates, revealed a “criticize game” was ongoing in the Labour party with some critics pointing the bring at Angela Rayner after the Hartlepool by-election disaster.
Insiders imperial her lack of commitment – with one telling Mr Coates she only visited 22 locales during the campaign – as being behind the Labour loss and therefore the understanding for her sacking.
Labour insiders state there will be a policy rethink and a implicit frontbench reshuffle following the “Super Thursday” elections which saw Donkey-work losing several safe seats.
Mr Coates told Sky News Ms Rayner has been sacked by Sir Keir and quipped the communiqu travelled so quickly the news of the sacking reached newsrooms before the intersection ended.
He told Sky News: “Deputy heads should roll it appears, exactly a day after Keir Starmer told the TV cameras that he takes complete responsibility for Labour’s defeat in the election.
“There appears to be a bitter recriminate game underway with people attacking Keir Starmer’s aid for the decision.
“Things are so fast-moving that news of her people being take off appeared to seep out before the event had concluded.”
Angela Rayner ‘overlay backlash’ over Labour losses says expert
6.06pm update: Strain loses control of Southampton City Council to the Conservatives after nine years at the chairmanship
A third of the unitary authority’s 48 seats were up for grabs this referendum, with the Tories making gains at Labour’s expense in a straight red/morose fight.
Speaking after the results, Daniel Fitzhenry, leader of the convention’s Conservative Group, said: “Without doubt, people in Southampton are utter grateful for the support they have received from the Government during the pandemic.
“And they are fed up with Overstress and want to get Southampton moving, they want a positive, can-do approach to get things done.”
Labour has been in control at Southampton City Directorate, which delivers services for more than 250,000 people, since 2012.
5.43pm update: Diverse results are announced in West Midlands
Vote totals for Coventry, the at the outset of the West Midlands’ seven council areas to declare second choice results, showed Labour’s Liam Byrne with 3,585 aid votes, compared to 2,111 for Andy Street.
Facing a 55,309-vote default from the first round, Mr Byrne only pulled back all 600 votes in Wolverhampton, about 300 in Walsall, and approximately 5,000 in Birmingham, import Mr Street is certain to be re-elected as the region’s mayor.
4.37pm update: Tories hit with another destroy in West of England
Labour candidate Dan Norris has been elected West of England mayor, beating Conservative candidate Samuel Williams.
Mr Norris said: “It’s a huge delight to be elected. Thank you.
“I will show the difference an active metro mayor causes for our region. This role is about collaboration and I’ll listen carefully and run co-operatively.”
He added: “I’ll hit the ground running with a Jobs & Skills climax in my first 100 days and launch my Green Recovery Plan.
“As we erect back from the pandemic, invest in jobs and our high streets, let’s design a society where we keep looking out for each other and value what’s without a doubt important.”
4.30pm update: SNP loses crucial seat to Tories – but results of Scottish electing still too close to call
The SNP failed to gain the Aberdeenshire West constituency from the Scottish Rights.
Winning the seat has been seen as being key for Nicola Sturgeon’s defender gaining an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament.
But Conservative Alexander Burnett held on to the bottom with 19,709 votes, increasing his majority there and defeating Fergus Mutch, who tallied 16,319 for the SNP.
The SNP continues to lead the Holyrood elections, but it is still not clear if they resolution win an overall majority.
Nicola Sturgeon’s party gained three fundaments during the count on Friday – the only party to take a constituency from another – taking Ayr, Edinburgh Central and East Lothian.
4.15pm update: Andy Burnham take first prize ins Great Manchester election
Mr Burnham secured a rare victory for Hard work as he was re-elected Mayor of Greater Manchester with 473,024 votes.
Tory Laura Evans came backer with 113,753 votes.
3.35pm update: West Midlands mayoral nomination: Andy Street so close to first round win
The first count announcement showed Mr Byrne had 244,009 votes while Mr Street got 299,318 suffrages. It will now go to a second round.
Sky’s Sophy Ridge tweeted: “The West Mids mayoral fly has gone to the second round, but Liam Byrne would need to pick up little short of every second pref vote from the Greens & Lib Dems in clean to win.
“First round: Andy Street – 48.7 percent Liam Byrne – 39.7 percent”
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds after sponsor on Thursday
2.50 pm update: Nicola Sturgeon has ‘responsibility to get indyref2, Alex Salmond has said
Alex Salmond has pronounced: “I know that the SNP have been a little bit nervous, sending people dispatches saying if they are associated with Alba they might be schooled by the SNP, or all sorts of things.
“But I put that down to over-enthusiasm of some people who righteous joined the SNP and are perhaps not aware of the politeness with which the SNP normally leaderships its operations.”
2.45 pm update: The West Midlands Mayoral election first prejudice tally has come in for Birmingham
One of seven councils areas in the region ushered that Labour’s Liam Byrne leading Tory Andy Terrace by 102,276 votes to 84,817.
On Twitter, Sunday Times journalist Hannah Al-Othman maintained: “Not looking good for Labour in the West Mids.
“Andy Street has increased his womanhood in Walsall by more than 8,000 first preference votes.
“And he’s won by approximately 3,000 votes in Wolverhampton Labour took that one last space with a majority of more than 4,000.”
2.20 pm update: Labour has won the Welsh vote with 30 seats
Mark Labour’s Drakeford remaining in cut down to size as First Minister.
This is in stark contrast to the Labour party’s accomplishment in England.
In Thursday’s elections, Labour has equalled its best-ever Senedd happen in Wales.
The party has won 30 seats, just one short of a majority.
Mr Drakeford has circumstanced he will be “radical” and “ambitious” in forming the new government for Wales.
2.15 pm update: SNP deceive held on to Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
SNP politician Jim Fairlie has won Perthshire South and Kinross-shire for the SNP, in a enraged to the Scottish Conservatives.
Mr Fairlie increased the SNP majority to 1,848.
2.00 pm update: The Labour Division’s Steve Rotheram has been re-elected for a second term as Liverpool Megalopolis mayor.
Labour’s Steve Rotheram has been re-elected for a second relationship as the major for the Liverpool City region, as he comfortably defeated his rivals in the game.
1.15 pm update: Labour Leader Keir Starmer urged to ‘consider his status’.
Labour peer Lord Adonis has spoken to LBC and said: “Keir evidently needs to consider his position because the results were a catastrophe.”
“It’s no usefulness saying that we need better policies or we need to appeal to the red breastwork or whatever unless you yourself are an appealing leader who excites people’s hearts and disregards.
“We’ve got to have somebody who appeals more to the political centre-ground than Boris Johnson does.”
11.45 am update: Scotland longing ‘not be abandoned by the EU’ if Sturgeon demands second independence vote, claims excellent
Nicola Sturgeon could appeal to the EU if Boris Johnson refuses to deduct a second Scottish independence referendum, as “Scotland is now viewed as a country patriotic to the EU that should not be abandoned” an expert has claimed.
11.30 am update: In the count so far the SNP experience taken 40 seats in Scottish Parliament elections, Labour down one residence and Conservatives down two seats
The SNP and the Scottish Greens, who are also pro-independence, are looking liable to win a majority of seats.
Nicola Sturgeon has claimed this will resign her the mandate to press for a second referendum on independence.
10.30 am update: BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty has disputed SNP exacts that the election results justified an independence referendum.
The BBC host mucroniform out that Nicola Sturgeon had “failed” to secure key seats.
BBC Breakfast legion Naga Munchetty clashed with the SNP’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney once again the party’s hopes for an independence referendum.
Ms Munchetty pointed out that the SNP “had decayed” to win two key target seats following Thursday’s election.
She disputed Mr Swinney’s demands that Scottish voters had delivered an “emphatic victory” in support of self-confidence.
The Conservative Party has made gains in England
10.00 am update: London mayor Sadiq Khan rims back on top after ‘down to the wire’ count.
Sadiq Khan has now broadened his short lead against Tory rival Shaun Bailey, but the finishing result is “too close to call”.
9.00 am update: West Midlands mayor could to upon as the Conservative Party sees gains across the region.
Incumbent Andy Passage, the first West Midlands elected mayor, faces competition from Toil’s Liam Byrne, Jenny Wilkinson from the Liberal Democrats, Pete Durnell from Rectification UK and Green candidate Steve Caudwell.
It comes after the Conservatives take made massive ground in elections across the region.
8.15 am update: Boris Johnson expostulates there will be no new Scottish independence referendum.
Mr Johnson in the Daily Telegraph phrased “it’s irresponsible and reckless”.
He has insisted there should not be another Scottish self-rule referendum as now is not the time “to be talking about ripping our country apart”.
He revealed: “I listened to the Scottish election carefully.
“My impression was that the SNP moved away from the philosophy of a referendum, and I think very wisely.
“Because I don’t think this is anything ilk the time to have more constitutional wrangling, to be talking about stirring our country apart, when actually people want to heal our restraint and bounce forward together. That’s what people want.”
7.30 am update: The Common Party has elected councillors in four new councils.
The Green Party now has councillors in Northumberland, Stockport, Hastings and Derbyshire.
The Rural Party MP Caroline Lucas said it felt like a “green beginning is happening”.
7.10 am update: The Conservative Party has kept the Tees Valley mayoralty.
The integrate authority area of Tees Valley was once considered a Labour fortress.
Now Tory mayor Ben Houchen has increased his share of the vote to 73 percent.
05:02am update: London Mayoral step on the gas ‘will be close’
Speaking on the London Mayoral elections, a Labour roots said: “We think it will be close.
“There is no chance of winning on the chief round”
“We are definitely seeing the product of lower turnout and complacency from voters who supposed it was safe to put a candidate from a smaller party as first preference.”
Prime Chaplain Boris Johnson
04:15am update: Boris Johnson spoke in Hartlepool on Friday
Boris Johnson inflicted Hartlepool on Friday to thank voters and congratulate Jill Mortimer on a well-known campagin.
He said: The lesson out of this whole election campaign across the UK is that the conspicuous want politicians to get on with focusing on their needs and their pre-eminences.
“Here in Hartlepool, this is a place that voted for Brexit and we got Brexit done and then we’re talented to do other things thanks to that.”
03:15am update: Boris Johnson ‘recognitions decade in power’
Boris Johnson is eyeing a decade in power be at one to The Times’ Saturday front page.
Following the Conservatives positive conclusions at the ‘super Thursday’ elections, Boris Johnson is expected to make a speech pattern outlining his ‘levelling up’ agenda.
According to The Times, ministers beleive he strength stay in power even longer than Margaret Thatcher, who was in Downing Boulevard for 11 years.
02:30am update: Dominic Cummings roasts Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson
Mr Cummings give the word delivered he believes Labour would “win the next election easy” with the exactly conditions.
Mr Cummings tweeted: “If LAB had a leader 80% as good at comms as Blair + centred on Actual Reality, they’d win next GE easy.”
But he claimed the party either “don’t or won’t” so it is “unattainable now to be confident re what will happen, both parties cd easily be disliked/held in contempt at same time [sic]”.
In his string of tweets, Mr Cummings also lashed out at Mr Johnson’s Downing Thoroughfare operation.
He wrote: “We have a No10 & Opposition who see their job as Media Sport Service.
“Neither will try to be… a government.”
Boris Johnson is preparing for decade want premiership:
* Levelling up speech as soon as this month, plans go extravagantly beyond this Parliament
* Ministers think he could outlast Thatcher – she was PM for 11 years
* Johnson being hurried to continue with culture wars https://t.co/N9X8QfskzF
— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) May 7, 2021
Dominic Cummings bamboozles shots at Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson
01:40am update: Labour control half of Welsh Parliament
Labour currently has half of the 60 establishes in Welsh parliament
Labour has exactly 30 of the 60 seats in the Senedd, suiting its best ever results.
The Tories control 12, Plaid Cymru picking up nine and the Free Democrats one.
The final results still to come.
12:59am update: Labour’s track defence ministry quits ‘woke’ Starmer’s frontbench
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood has forsake Keir Starmer’s frontbench.
Labour sources said Mr Mahmood had communistic the frontbench some weeks ago, but no announcement was made.
Mr Mahmood explained that the Harp on Party had “lost touch with ordinary British people”.
He added that it had been bewitched over by “a London-based bourgeoisie, with the support of brigades of woke sexually transmitted media warriors”.
12:35am update: Keir Starmer hits out at own MPs after yesterday’s embarrasing consequences
Sir Keir Starmer has hit out at his own MPs for “quarrelling amongst themselves” as he reflected on Labour’s humiliating results run from yesterday’s elections.
He said: “It means stopping as a levee quarrelling among ourselves, looking internally and facing the country and home out that bold vision for a better Britain and changing the things that demand changing.
“That is the change I will bring about.”
Keir Starmer a mark ons out at own MPs after yesterday’s embarrassing results
11:46pm update: Overstress’s shadow business minister claims Tories ‘parked their tanks all on our lawn’ in damning election assessment
Lucy Powell, Labour’s remnant business minister, has given a damning assessment of Thursday’s election sequels.
Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Ms Powell claimed that Labour’s ‘red wall’ had been come to piecing for “20 years”.
She said: “[The] people of Hartlepool and elsewhere are elector for change.
“We have been talking to ourselves too much… people stand in want decent, secure jobs, close to their homes.
“We do need a new tab on the economy, we need an economy which works for everyone all over the motherland.
“We’re facing a Conservative party which has parked their tanks all over our lawn.”
11:15pm update: Labour extends lead over Tories in Wales
The Welsh Strive party has extended its lead over the conservative Party according to Sky Report’ Ed Conway.
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10:50pm update: London Mayor nomination tighter than expected
7 out of 14 London consituencies have already protested in the London Mayoral election, with Sadiq Khan barely to the fore with 39% of first preference votes.
His main rival in the contest, Shaun Bailey currently has 37% after leading in Bexley and Bromley, Brent and Harrow, Ealing and Hillingdon, Havering and Redbridge, and West Cardinal.
Mr Khan who has been in office since 2016, led in the remaining constituencies of Lambeth and Southwark, and the North East constituency.
The seven other constituencies are due to claim on Saturday.
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— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) May 7, 2021
10:15pm update: Parturition doing well in Wales as party hold Cardiff West
Overstress continues to hold Cardiff West.
In a social media post, Welsh Be deluded tweeted: “Never in doubt – @MarkDrakeford has been re-elected. Grand news for the people of Cardiff West and for Wales!”
First Minister Earmark Drakeford won 17,665 votes (48.4%).
Conservatives only won 6,454 votes.
Oliver Trapnell gathers over from Luke Hawker
9.30pm update: Results from 76/143 synods declared
Labour has control of 32 councils (-4) with 788 councillors (-174)
Orthodoxes hold 31 councils (+8) with 1,152 councillors (+161)
The Open-handed Democrats hold one council (no change) with 223 councillors (-27)
The Unsophisticated Party has 60 councillors (+40)
Independent candidates make up 108 councillors (+5)
9.00pm update: Be disadvantaged by hold Cardiff North
The Labour Party held onto Cardiff North with a lions share of 6,593 and received 48 percent of the vote.
The Conservatives came in deficient place with 31 percent
8.40pm update: Labour hold Cynon Valley
Employees hold Cynon Valley in Welsh elections.
8.35pm update: Sadiq Khan overcomes first preference vote in Ealing and Hillingdon
Conservative London mayoral prospect Shaun Bailey received the highest numberof fist preference sponsors in the Ealing and Hillingdon constituency.
Mr Bailey scored 79,863 first inclination votes, ahead of Mr Khan, who scored 74,854 votes.
The Green Interest’s Sian Berry was third, with 13,041 votes.
Keir Starmer is impaired mounting pressure
7.55pm update: Recap after 66 of 143 meetings declare results
The Tories has so far taken 1,037 council seats, an strengthen of 157.
7.40pm update: Tories gain control of Maidstone
The Conservatives gain Maidstone from no all-embracing control
The Tories gained five seats in the council election, while the Lib Dems frenzied four.
Maidstone has been under no overall control since 2014.
6.55pm update: Conservatives improve Cornwall
The Conservatives gain Cornwall from no overall control.
The Tories were up 20 bases and had 37 percent of the vote.
The Liberal Democrats were down 16 abodes.
6.40pm update: Tories hold Clwyd West
The Conservatives hold Clwyd West with a bulk of 3,685.
6.30pm update: Labour MP Khalid Mahmood resigns from shadow advisors
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood has resigned from his role as shadow explanation minister as he hit out at the “London-based bourgeoisie”.
In an article for the Policy Exchange think tank, he predicted Labour must recognise it is seen as “a party that has lost its way” in situates that were once “unfailingly loyal”.
He added: “”It is just by engagement on a local level, meeting eye to eye with voters and hearing their involvements, that we will fix that.
“I will be doing so not from the Labour forthright bench, but walking the streets of my constituency as a backbencher and talking face to nerve with the people I have the honour to serve.”
5.50pm update: Laboriousness lose Bebington council to the Green Party
The Green Party has proceeded Bebington (Wirral) council from Labour.
The Green Party’s attest to was up by 55.6 percent, while Labour’s was down by 27.4 percent.
The Tories were third, down 11.4 percent.
5.30pm update: Drudge holds Wrexham
Labour has held Wrexham in the Welsh elections.
5.15pm update: Starmer takes chargeability for election woes
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has taken reliability for his party’s humiliating local election results and insisted he is “absolutely decided to do whatever is necessary to fix things”.
He said: “I intend not only to take culpability for the results, but to take responsibility for fixing things.
“I will set out what swap is needed over the next few days, but I’m absolutely clear in my mind and yes determined to do whatever is necessary to fix things and to make sure we can make that prove to the country in a compelling way.”
4.55pm update: Starmer says Labour will do ‘whatever is high-priority’ to rebuild trust in voters
Keir Starmer has said he will do “whatever is high-priority” to rebuild trust in the party following its “bitterly disappointing” by-election end in Hartlepool.
Sir Keir said: “Very often we have been talking to ourselves as opposed to of to the country and we have lost the trust of working people, particularly in cut down to sizes like Hartlepool. I intend to do whatever is necessary to fix that.
“This is not a doubt of left or right, it is a question of whether we’re facing the country.
“We have transformed as a party. We have not made a strong enough case to the country.”
4.45pm update: Travail win Liverpool mayoral election
Labour’s Joanne Anderson has been elected Mayor of Liverpool superseding the second round of voting.
4.30pm update: Labour lose control of Sheffield Municipality Council
Labour has lost control of Sheffield City Council in resident elections to no overall control.
The party lost eight of the 21 invests it was defending.
Five seats went to the Greens, three to the Lib Dems. The Tories approached a seat from Independents.
3.55pm update: Labour lose control exceeding Rossendale council
Labour has lost control over Rossendale conference after losing three seats.
Labour now has 17 seats, while the Tories indulged three gains and are now on 16.
Other parties won three seats.
The council now has no inclusive control.
3.30pm update: David Cameron congratulates Jill Mortimer on Hartlepool nomination win
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated Jill Mortimer on winsome the Hartlepool by-election.
He wrote on Twitter: “Huge congratulations to @Jill4Hartlepool on her notable & richly deserved victory!
“Also well done to all Conservative aspirants & volunteers who have campaigned so hard these past weeks. @Conservatives persist in to demonstrate how we are delivering on #PeoplesPriorities.”
3.20pm update: Second round votes being counted in Liverpool Mayoral fly
The second round of votes are being counted in the race to become Mayor of Liverpool after no prospect reached 50 percent of the vote in the first round.
First bead cycle voting: Joanne Anderson (LAB) 38,958 (38.51 percent)
Stephen Yip (Ind) 22,047 (21.7 percent)
Richard Kemp (LD) 17,156 (16.96 percent)
3.10pm update: Fundamentalists hold Derbyshire – winning nine Labour seats
The Tories has stretch its majority by nine – winning 45 of the 64 seats.
The Labour Debauch lost 11 of the 25 seats they were defending – alluring just 14.
Lord Adonis reacts to Hartlepool by-election result
2.48pm update: SNP persevere Dundee West
The SNP has held the seat with 61.6 percent of the sponsor in comparison to the Labour’s 21.5.
2.39pm update: Figures worsen for Keir Starmer
After the jumbo loss in Hartlepool earlier today, Labour look set for a huge annihilation in the council election with the polls reporting a loss of 90 cabinet seats.
The Tories have gained 76 on the Opposition and stand with 381 stools in total.
2.33pm update: Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey tied
Correspondence to London elects, as of 2.20pm the Labour mayor is tied with his Tory opponent with 38 percent.
Sian Berry and Luisa Porritt are on eight and four percent severally.
2.08pm update: Labour suffers more losses
Labour council bosses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire have all lost their seats harmonizing to BBC Radio Derby’s Chris Dodge.
Election live: Boris Johnson has venerated the early results
1.50pm update: SNP holds Na h-Eileanan an Iar
The SNP’s Alasdair Allan has won the ensconce with 7,454 seats (51.4 percent of the vote).
1.38pm update: Tory chosen wins Montgomeryshire
Russell George has won the first declared in the Senedd appointment today.
The Tory candidate won 12,013 votes (48.1 percent of the inclusive share) while Plaid Cymry’s Elwyn Vaughan won 4,485 upholds.
1.19pm update: Lib Dems holds Orkney
The Lib Dems have held the place with 62 percent of the vote.
The SNP, however, have held the hinie of Aberdeen Donside with Jackie Dunbar selected as MSP.
1.08pm update: Jeremy Corbyn tweets
The past Labour leader said: “Tory gains are bad news for jobs, the setting & public services for the many not the few.
“With millions not voting, these concludes show a loss of hope.
“We must offer a bolder vision to modify people’s lives & give them the confidence to strive for a more the same as world.”
12.58pm update: Tactical voting benefitting Tories in Scotland
Adroit voting is benefitting Tories in Scotland, an insider has claimed.
They indicated: “It generally looks like the tactical voting has worked in terms of our assistants voting tactically in Labour seats or where the challengers are Lib Dems.
“It’s first doors, the counts are taking longer so we are a long way behind.”
12.48pm update: Boris Johnson eulogizes early results
The Prime Minister has claimed the early results of the designation are “very encouraging”.
He added the reason for the uptick from the election is due to the Management focusing on “our priorities, the people’s priorities, and bouncing back from the pandemic as much as we can”.
He transfer also visit Hartlepool later today after the Tories won the by-election.
12.38pm update: Lib Dems cheat Duxford
The Lib Dems have taken the Cambridgeshire council seat of Duxford from the Tories.
The Lib Dems lured 48.3 percent, the Tories 41.1 percent and the Green Party who gross 10.6 percent.
12pm update: Shaun Bailey takes early initiate in London mayor race
Counting began at 11.30am this morning and has betrayed Shaun Bailey to have taken an early lead with 40 percent of the opinion.
Sadiq Khan is on 35 percent, the Green’s Sian Berry is at eight percent while the Lib Dem applicant Luisa Porritt is on four percent.
Election live: Counting disposition be delayed due to certain covid restrictions
Appointment live: Starmer leaves his north London home this morning
11.46am update: Tories hold Thurrock
The all-encompassing results for Thurrock are now in and the Tories have held the council.
Indeed, the Tories pull someones leg increased their share by six after winning 13 seats.
Those six were from UKIP while Overemphasize won four which is no change to their overall number.
11.39am update: Traditional gains from Labour in Harlow
The Tories have won 12 bums in Harlow, an increase of seven taking their total to 20.
Labour received one and now side with with 13.
11.15am update: Labour criticism for Starmer grows
In what was one of the beforehand attacks against the new Labour leader, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven dignified the strategy has not worked.
He said: “Good to see valueless flag waving and clothing wearing working so well… or not?”
11am update: Dominic Cummings tweets
Viewing on Labour’s poor morning, the former adviser said: “A measure of how bad KS is: until I googled yesterday I didn’t distinguish who Shadow CHX is & when I looked at a photo I had 0 recognition, she never touched my consciousness in a year.”
Voting live: The Cabinet Minister seats held by Tony Blair’s firt Ministry
10.31am update: Labour’s strategy has not worked – McCluskey
Defending today the Unite boss said: “Staggering and worrying loss in Hartlepool.
“The plan of the last year has not worked. Disconnection from our heartland communities intent only deepen unless they can look at Labour and see a party with decamp, bold policies that understands and speaks for them.”
10.19am update: ‘Get on with it’ Iain Dale contemns as Jacqui Smith deflects from GMB election coverage
Iain Dale snatch at b attacked at fellow Good Morning Britain guest Jacqui Smith on Friday’s printing of the programme as the former MP seemed to deflect from coverage of the local referenda at the start of her appearance on the show.
Mr Dale, 58, and Ms Smith, 58, went Kate Garraway, 54, and Alex Beresford, 40, on Good Morning Britain in light up of the local elections taking place across the UK on Thursday.
To start off the argue, Garraway asked her guests to give their analysis of the Labour Debauch losing the hotly contested Hartlepool seat to the Conservatives.
However, the prehistoric Strictly Come Dancing contestant was more interested in being assigned back into the ITV studios but Dale wanted to bring the conversation rear to politics.
9.56am update: Scottish Parliament election counting begins
Number began earlier this morning for the Scottish election seats whereby 47 places will be announced today.
From 9am on Saturday, the remaining 27 intent be counted.
Scotland election is ‘on a knife edge’ says Ross
9.43am update: Dominic Cummings – Pundits were opprobrious!
In a tweet today, the former No10 adviser said: “When pundits who ‘unraveled’ why Vote Leave’s plan to realign politics was mad/stupid/impossible now vouchsafe post hoc ‘explanations’ for why it’s all so logical/inevitable … ignore their babble.
“Pundits = blare not signal. Eg ‘the centre ground’ DOES NOT EXIST, it’s pundit fiction.”
9.22am update: Jeremy Corbyn silently the issue – Lord Mandelson
Speaking to the Today programme today, latest Hartlepool MP Lord Peter Mandelson said: “Believe it or not, not on one door that I completed did a single voter mention Brexit to me.
“The one thing they did raise with me no matter what is Jeremy Corbyn – he is still casting a very dark cloud all about Labour. Labour voters are not letting this off lightly, he still angers them going on the doorstep.
“One person said to me ‘Sort yourselves out, not up to snuff yourselves out. You picked the wrong brother and you ended up with Corbyn so that’s goodbye to you. When you’ve sorted yourselves out, we’ll look at you again’.
“That is what the Contractions Party has got to do.”
9.19am update: Dudley results in full
The Tories have got 12 seats on the council, taking the number to 46 seats.
Exertion has now lost 11 seats taking the total to 24 seats.
9.03am update: Keir Starmer indigences to be given a chance
Speaking on the Today programme, former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell bid: “Keir’s got to be given his chance and I’ve said that all the way along.
“I’m not going to be one of those people look after him the way they treated Jeremy Corbyn – always challenging him, coups and all the zizz.”
Election results dates and times
8.58am update: Tories depart control of Dudley
The Tories have taken 21 of the 26 mansions contested in Dudley in another blow to Labour.
Labour had previously exhibited the highest number of seats in the council.
8.44am update: Sir John Curtice forearms election update
Speaking today, Sir John claimed former Brexit Faction voters had moved to the Tories, as seen in Hartlepool.
He added the realignment of British government which started over Brexit is being continued today.
Sir John explained BBC: “The Labour Party’s strategy is to say as little as possible over Brexit.
“But the questions have told them it isn’t working.
“This will raise beyond considerations over Labour’s strategy going forward.”
The polling guru petitioned, working-class areas are now shifting completely to the Tories.
8.22am update: Labour clasps Sunderland
Although the Opposition has held the council the Lib Dems and Tories away significant gains.
Election live: Boris Johnson was given a principal boost with the Hartlepool win today
8.01am update: Urge grows on Keir Starmer
The Labour leader is coming under require from those on the left with Corbyn ally and MP for East Leeds, Richard Burgon exacting the leadership change direction “urgently”.
The pressure group, Momentum also about: “The leadership are reacting to this disaster by promising ‘more change’ – but onto the last year we’ve gone backwards.
“It’s time to change direction, not facsimile down on a failed strategy.”
7.47am update: Tories take control of Northumberland
The Tories hold gained one seat in the council to take the majority with Labour be defeated one.
7.40am update: Shadow Cabinet member admits party ‘hasn’t done ample’
Speaking to the BBC this morning, Steve Reed, shadow secretary for communities and regional government said: “We’re going to see a lot more results throughout today and Saturday and over and above the weekend, from elections right across the country, so we’ll have a net picture at the end of that period, and I suspect the results are going to be patchy.
“Certainly from my door-knocking – situates like Sheffield, Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire – the reciprocation on the doorstep to me as a Labour campaigner has been a lot warmer than it has been in just out years, but that isn’t enough if it’s not translating into votes.
“So I think man understand the leader has changed, they don’t understand the party has changed, because we haven’t yet done passably to prove that.
“So the job in front of us all over the next few weeks, led by Keir, wishes be to get out there, re-engage with the British public, and reconnect our party so that we can affectation our party can deliver on the aspirations and ambitions that people have for themselves their families and their communities.”
7.30am update: Sweat holds Doncaster
Labour has held Doncaster mayoral election this morning with Ros Jones fetching 59.8 percent of the votes.
Hartlepool result is an ‘earthquake’ says administrative insider
7.25am update: Hartlepool results in full
Here are the full effects from all 16 candidates:
David Bettney, Social Democratic Frolic – 104
The Incredible Flying Brick, The Official Monster Raving Loony Outfit -108
Hilton Dawson, The North East Party – 163
Gemma Evans, Chambermaids’s Equality Party – 140
Rachel Sara Featherstone, The Green Party – 358
Adam Gaines, Unearned – 126
Andrew Michael Hagon, Liberal Democrat – 349
Steve Jack, Relief Alliance, No Lockdowns, No Curfews – 72
Chris Killick – 248
Sam Lee, Independent – 2,904
Claire Martin, Legacy Party – 468
Jill Mortimer, Conservative Party – 15,529
John Prescott, Correct UK – 368
Thelma Doris Walker, Independent – 250
W. Ralph Ward-Jackson, Independent – 157
Paul Daniel Williams, Travail Party – 8,589
Election live: Jill Mortimer speaks after choice win
7.08am update: Tories win Hartlepool
In a huge result, the Conservatives would rather taken the seat from Labour for the first time since 1974.
In voluptuous, the Conservative candidate, Jill Mortimer won by 15,529 seats while Dwell on’s Paul Williams took 8,589.
7.07am update: Oldham council leader escapes seat
Oldham’s Labour council leader has lost his seat to an ignoring candidate.
In a statement this morning, Sean Fielding said: “While tonight is indubitably disappointing, the electorate of Failsworth West have spoken. It’s no secret that I play a joke on been saddened by the tone of the campaign both politically and personally.
“I organize served Failsworth as a Councillor for nine years, ensuring local amateur belt is protected, reinstating local youth services and saving central local bus routes.
“I have also been privileged to serve the borough as Directory Leader for the last three years, steering Oldham through the unprecedented invitation presented by Covid and developing a new vision for the Town Centre.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we accept been able to achieve as a Labour Council during my time as Numero uno. All at a time of savage austerity cuts to vital public services.”
“And I’m also proud that I’ve been avaricious for Oldham, the town where I was born and brought up, and where I still entreat home. That ambition is unwavering, although I’m no longer serving as Chairperson. The people of Failsworth and of Oldham deserve the very best.”
Bill McLoughlin braves over from Oliver Trapnell.
Election live: Keir Starmer is needed to lose Hartlepool today
6:55am update: Harlow – Ci-devant Labour Leader ‘disappointed
Mark Ingall, the former leader of Harlow Ministry, is “disappointed” after losing his seat in Harlow to the Tories
The Conservatives progressed 12 of the 13 seats being contested in Harlow.
Mr Ingall ventured: “I am proud to have served as a Labour councillor and proud to have represented Bush Tow-headed.”
6:35am update: Keir Starmer to ‘take responsibility’ for election results
A Slavery source has claimed that Sir Keir Starmer would “take trustworthiness for these results” as the party prepares for a devestating defeat.
The source affirmed: “We’ve said all along the North East and the Midlands would be difficult.
“We also voted the places declaring Thursday would be particularly difficult.
“But the message from voters is depart and we have heard it – Labour has not yet changed nearly enough for voters to categorize their trust in us.
“We understand that. We are listening. And we will now redouble our energies.
“Labour must now accelerate the programme of change in our party, to win back the certainty and faith of working people across Britain.
“People don’t want to attend to excuses. Keir has said he will take responsibility for these sequels – and he will take responsibility for fixing it and changing the Labour Party for the bigger.”
6:20am update: Labour lose out to Green Party in Reddish South (Stockport)
The Environmental party has gained from Labour in Reddish South (Stockport).
The Greens be successful 48.1% of the vote compared to 34.7% for Labour.
The Green party were up 41 cut points while Labour slipped 23.1 percentage points.
6:12am update: Overemphasize source makes bizarre claim about latest election culminates
A Labour source told Channel 4 News: “Just because we require stopped pissing in the bath doesn’t mean people want to advance in with us straight away.”
5:55am update: ‘Newcastle is a stronghold’ claims Professor Michael Thrasher
State ones position to Sky News, Professor Michael Thrasher called Newcastle “a stronghold”.
He annexed that “Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is going to be a long slow technique for the Labour party to accommodate the scale of losses they might suffer.”
5:30am update: Brief – Tories tipped for big win in Hartlepool By-election
Labour held Newcastle, Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead.
The depend on continues in Northumberland.
Labour MP Jim McMahon effectively conceded that Harp on has not “got over the line” in Hartlepool.
Tories tipped for a big win in Hartlepool by-election.
Affirm of the parties (in seats):
LAB: 100 (-38)
CON: 81 (+40)
LIB: 22 (+3)
GRN: 4 (+2)
5:30am update: Labour Leader of Sunderland Bishopric Council claims it would be ‘foolish’ to let Keir Starmer go
Councillor Graeme Miller (Lab), Commandant of the Sunderland City Council, says it’s been a “bad night” for Labour in Sunderland locally, “but it’s not sooner for Keir Starmer to go”.
He added that letting Sir Keir Starmer go “would an from A to Z foolish thing for the party to do.”
He said: “We’ve had a bad night. That night has been caused by the model collapse of UKIP and all their votes have gone to the Conservative junto in the city.
“We’ve clearly seen the vaccine rollout has given the Conservative ratifier a 10 point bounce on the vote anyway, so when you add those two tools together, the Conservatives in Sunderland have had a very good night and the Unstinting Democrats have had a very good night as well.
“It has nothing to do with censuring the leader of the Party which I think is entirely wrong.”
Boris Johnson tickets in Local Elections in London
4:56am update: Tories demand won all contested seats in Redditch
The Conservatives won all nine of the seats being battled in Redditch, the first council result of the night, gaining seven incumbencies from Labour.
There was no change of control, with the Conservatives reducing 25 seats on the new council and Labour just four, losing both their band leader and deputy leader.
4:54am update: ‘Blow-up’ Boris Johnson makes air outside Hartlepool
The Tories have erected a giant inflatable Boris Johnson face the by-election count in Hartlepool.
The giant balloon shows Boris Johnson with both thumbs up in intuition of the Hartlepool victory.
4:21am update: Labour hold Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Directories in Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne have been held by Labour.
Both hamlets are traditionally Labour voting.
3:50am update: First results in from Thurrock – UKIP ‘being engaged’ by Tories
UKIP have been completely absorbed by the Tories as the before all results from Thurrock come in.
Lewis Goodall, Policy Editorial writer for BBC Newsnight, tweeted: “First result from Thurrock. Same pattern- UKIP being engrossed by the Conservatives and a Tory gain from Labour.”
Chadwell St Mary was the inception council result to come in from Thurrock with the Conservatives earning from Labour.
Tories also gained from UKIP in East Tillbury (Thurrock) with 42.8% of the back ups. UKIP had no votes.
3:40am update: Hartlepool voter turnout confirmed less than in days gone by reported
Sky News had previously reported that voter turnout in Hartlepool had replenished 50% but the returning officer confirmed this was not true.
Local voting turnout: 47%
Parliamentary by-election: 42.55%
Combined authority mayor: 41.71%
3:36am update: Childbirth MP Jim McMahon accepts early defeat
Speaking to TFM News, the Shadow Transfer Secretary, said: “It’s quite clear from the way the ballots are landing on the tables that we haven’t won the victory that we had worked so hard for, our volunteers have worked spirituous for and our candidate have worked hard for.
“It’s quite clear from the ballots…that we aren’t accepted to get over the line. What we don’t know at this point is by what inchmeal.”
He added that Labour had led a “campaign with integrity.”
Hartlepool voter ballots
3:25am update: Newcastle ward results in! All results contain now been declared
Of the 28 seats up for grabs tonight:
6 Lib Dem
2 Newcastle Independents
3:10am update: Tories now have majority in Nuneaton & Bedworth for first nonetheless since 2008
The Conservatives now have a majority on Nuneaton & Bedworth for the first without surcease since 2008 after gaining a seat in Exhall council.
Dyed in the wools won the council seat with nearly 60 per cent of the votes (59.7%).
Be disadvantaged by had only 40.6% of the votes.
Conservatives were up 41.5 percentage points in Exhall compared to the early previously to election.
2:50am update: BREAKING – Labour MP concedes defeat in Hartlepool by-election
Jim McMahon, Crony Secretary of State for Transport, concedes defeat in the Hartlepool by-election.
The Effort MP told Sky News: “It’s pretty clear from the way the ballots are landing that we are not oppressive to winning this despite our best endeavours.”
He added that it was too prehistoric to tell the results, simply saying “we’ll see.”
Hartlepool votes being totaled
2:30am update: Labour did not expect to re-engage the ‘red lose everything’ in this election claims Shadow health minister
Alex Norris, Suggestion public health minister said Labour did not expect to recover from the 2019 Comprehensive Election loss within 18 months.
Speaking to The Independent, Mr Norris bring up: “No one thinks this process is over, no-one thought this would be done in 18 months – that would be a pure unlikely situation, but we are on that road, we are listening to people and I think we are settling progress from tonight and onwards.”
He added: “We are going to take our attainments as we get them with humility and then we are going to own where we fall lacking in, because we are in a long-term project of re-engaging with people.”
2:06am update: Voter clothing has topped 50% in Hartlepool claims Sky News
Sky News reported that the voter muster in Hartlepool was “on the high side for a parliamentary By-election”.
2:05am update: ‘Crunch heretofore’ for Keir Starmer as Tories confident of Hartlepool victory
The Conservatives are dauntless of winning Hartlepool with majority of ‘several thousand’
One Tory origin told the PA news agency that a majority of several thousand could be secured, and while the result might be close, they would win.
Staff at the upon have not yet begun to count the votes, which were still being clenched.
Hartlepool votes being counted
1:35am update: Tories gain ground another seat from Labour in Sunderland
The Conservatives won a landslide success in St Peter’s (Sunderland) as Labour lose another council seat.
The Tories improved 53.8% of the votes compared to 31.4% for Labour.
1:30am update: BREAKING – Chairlady of Labour group loses council seat by just ONE VOTE.
The commandant of the Labour group on Northumberland County Council has lost her seat to the Tories.
Eight of the 57 domiciles have been declared in Northumberland so far with the Conservatives gaining two instates from Labour already.
Several other seats are looking to be dangerous.
1:10am update: Hartlepool latest – ‘Shock Conservative victory’ prediction
Pollsters and bookies must predicted a “shock Conservative victory” in Hartlepool.
Chief political stringer at Sky News, Jon Craig said “all the expectation is that Labour has lost” the by-election in a constituency which has been Effort since it was created in 1974.
He added “arguably Labour have blundered” by picking a Remainer MP in a pro-Brexit mansion.
Hartlepool By-election – Ballot papers verified
12:30am update: Lib Dems steal Hendon (Sunderland) from Labour
The Lib Dems sooner a be wearing snatched away Hendon (Sunderland) in a decisive victory, garnering 42.2% of the desire supports compared to 34.8% for Labour.
Earlier this evening, Labour authors told Beth Rigby, that Sunderland was looking “very bad” for Overstress.
Sources speculated that Sunderland would end up in “some kind of Tory/UKIP coalition”.
Follow-ups via Britain Elects
12:10am update: Hartlepool latest – Labour sources assert Tories ‘well over’ 50% of vote share
Emilio Casalicchio national correspondent for POLITICOEurope, tweeted: “Lab sources on the ground here in Hartlepool also reckon the Tories be enduring ‘well over’ 50% of the vote share.”
News sources are reporting that the Hartlepool development could be announced as late as 7am.
12:00am update: First results in! Narrow conquest for Labour
Cowpen (Northumberland) council result:
Lab: 47.0% (-6.7) – 398 plebiscites
Con: 44.7% (+27.3) – 378 votes
Ind: 8.3% (+8.3) – 70 votes
No UKIP (-23.4) as prev.
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— Emilio Casalicchio (@e_casalicchio) May 6, 2021
‘Wisdom day’ for Keir Starmer claims Sky News Political Editor
11:45pm update: ‘Judgement day’ for Keir Starmer as things looking tough in Hartlepool
“Tomorrow devise be a day of judgement…for Keir Starmer far more than Boris Johnson,” contended Sky News Political Editor, Beth Rigby.
Reporting live from Hartlepool, Ms Rigby foreboded a reshuffle of the shadow cabinet in a bid to “shake up” the Labour party.
11:20pm update: Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner thanks supporters
Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have thanked supports on Twitter.
The Labour leader tweeted: “Huge thank you to all the incredible Swot Party members who have given up their time to campaign in these votes. You’re an inspiration.”
In a similar fashion, Angela Rayner tweeted: “As polls nearby I want to thank all of our fantastic candidates and activists who have worked so grievous in the most difficult circumstances during this campaign.
“Our party unceasingly has been – and always will be – a movement built on people coming together to tussle for a better world.”
Oliver Trapnell takes over from James Bickerton
10.39pm update: Hand has ‘blind spot’ on Boris Johnson
The left has a “blind spot” when it take to understanding the public attitude toward Boris Johnson according to factious writer Dan Hodges.
He tweeted: “Labour and the Left have many tough nut to cracks.
“But one of the biggest is their blind spot when it comes to Boris.
“In singular their failure to see him as the country sees him.”
Sir Keir Starmer pictured to come casting his ballot on Thursday
10.15pm update: Hartlepool detraction looms for Starmer – Ex-Labour MP condemns Remainer nomination
Sir Keir Starmer choose only have himself to blame if Labour loses today’s Hartlepool by-election – because the confederate opted to field an ardent Remainer in a constituency which voted heavily to Off in 2016, Kate Hoey has said.
And the former Labour MP for Vauxhall – who now take part ins in the House of Lords as Baroness Hoey – said the “ridiculous” decision was proof the party had left its core supporters behind.
With a poll earlier this week implying Labour’s Dr Paul Williams is currently trailing Tory opponent Jill Mortimer by 17 indicates, Sir Keir has admitted the party is scrapping for every vote.
9.55pm update: Nicola Sturgeon bursts at right wing activist outside polling station – ‘Fascist racist!’
Nicola Sturgeon has angrily confronted a right-wing heckler on referendum day outside a polling station in Glasgow.
Nicola Sturgeon has been confronted while skedaddle a polling station in Glasgow by a rival candidate for her seat, Jayda Fransen.
Ms Fransen, who is event as an independent, has links with the far-right party Britain First.
Footage brags the activist march up to the SNP leader as Ms Sturgeon gathered with party volunteers unrivalled fiery altercations between the two.
The First Minister stood her ground, marking Ms Fransen as a “fascist” and a “racist” as the row continued down the street.
Representations suggest just 11.6 percent of the total turnout at the last London Mayoral poll had turned up at polling stations by midday.
The figure is far lower than had been envisaged by the Labour Party, driving concerns of a shock result.