British Express Ruling Party Discontent in Local Polls

Britain’s two ruling parties lose hundreds of local council seats to Euroskeptics and Labour.

  • Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has lost 335 seats in local elections, although it retains control in a majority of counties.
  • The Liberal Democrats, who rule in a coalition government with the Conservatives, have lost 123 seats.
  • The opposition Labour Party has won 291 seats and with it control of Derbyshire, Durham and Nottinghamshire.
  • The United Kingdom Independence Party won 139 seats. It failed to win control anywhere but has wiped out the far-right British National Party.