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- 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.