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British PM boosted by local elections ahead of key vote

The final results released Friday show that the centre-right party won 1,900 seats, up 558, while the main opposition, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, lost 320 to end up with 1,151.

He specifically warned of a Tory lurch to the Right if May was returned with a Tory majority up from 17 to a much bigger figure.

The Conservatives made sweeping advances across the United Kingdom, gaining more than 500 councillors, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forcing Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland.

"They're individual contests being fought in very differing situations, from local council-level, issue-driven campaigns up to large mayoral fights with some well-known politicians", a Labour party spokesperson said. Nationalist party Plaid Cymru gained 33 seats for a total of 202 with control of one council.

At latest count across the 23 English and Welsh counties that had fully declared results, the Tories had control of 10 authorities and 561 seats, a net gain of 155, while Labour had control of five authorities and 404 seats, a net loss of 125.

We saw ex-Ukip voters putting on their parachutes and jumping out of the plane, which is set for a crash landing.

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Opinion polls give May a runaway lead in the national election next month of around 20 percentage points, which could hand her more than 100 more seats in parliament and bolster her hand in divorce negotiations with the EU.

Labour suffered a big blow in Glasgow, one of its traditional heartlands, where it lost overall control of the city council.

By calling an early national election, Mrs May has made the local votes a gauge of her leadership, and many of her Conservative candidates have campaigned in recent days using her campaign mantra of "strong and stable leadership".

Theresa May has insisted she is "taking nothing for granted" following emphatic local election victories which have sparked predictions she is heading for a landslide in the June 8 General Election. Nuttall put the poor results down to May talking tough on Brexit.

Alan Rhodes, who was the Labor leader of Nottinghamshire county council but is now leader of the opposition group, admitted that his party was "in a hard place at the moment".

Scots then voted against Brexit previous year, and Ms Sturgeon has said they should get the chance to decide their future after the terms of leaving the European Union become clear by spring 2019.

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He said it had fallen "victim to its own success". The results are far more dramatic than pundits predicted.

The local government elections in Britain this week have taken on a particular significance in terms of providing an indication of voting intentions ahead of the Westminster poll in just over a month's time.

But defence secretary Michael Fallon said Tories were winning over voters from all the other parties.

The prime minister's comments followed leaked comments in the British and European press suggesting the EU thinks the United Kingdom is not being realistic about the conditions of its EU exit and the complexity of the negotiations ahead.

"If people are saying, "I will vote Labour in locals but not in general" - and we've had a sprinkling of those - the leadership have to listen and redouble their efforts".

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