Jeremy Corbyn fails to make breakthrough in local elections as Conservatives see off challenges
Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Jeremy Corbyn failed to make a breakthrough in the English local elections, as the Conservatives saw off Labour challenges in key battleground councils.Labour became the largest party in the Greater Manchester seat of Trafford as the Tories lost overall controlHillingdon remained in Conservative hands and Mr Corbyn’s party fell well short of the upsets some had predicted in Tory strongholds Wandsworth, Westminster and Kensington.Labour Party Shadow Chancellor John Wholesale Replica Bags McDonnell speaks with leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of a speech at a Momentum rally in BrightonAnd Labour Fake Handbags failed in its bid to take control of top target Barnet, which was gained by Tories from no overall control.There were indications that the row over anti Semitism may have hit its vote in an area of north London with a Replica Replica Handbags Bags large Jewish community.Former Labour councillor Adam Langleben, who aaa replica designer handbags lost his Designer Replica Bags seat in West Hendon, tweeted: “We must NEVER have another election like this. No community group should have their vote dictated by their safety. That should shame us.”Owen Jones, who campaigned with Momentum in the build up to the election, defended the movement after critics noted that Labour failed to win any of the councils it targeted with events.A planned event in Plymouth, which Labour did win control of, was cancelled, according to the group’s Facebook page. That’s down to Momentum and non Momentum Labour activists. Campaigning works.”I would say this, though: the Labour party failed badly at expectations management. The Tories were very good at it, which is partly why Labour building on Handbags Replica its general election performance is being spun high quality replica handbags as disappointing results.”Read MoreLocal election results 2018The Conservatives gained control of councils in Peterborough, Southend and Basildon, and saw a small swing in their favour outside the capital. But they lost Trafford, their flagship council in the North West, to no overall control.Party chairman Brandon Lewis told Sky News: “It’s been a good night for us. We’ve done better than expected and we have seen Labour who thought they would be sweeping the board in London thus far not replica handbags online gaining a single council wholesale replica designer handbags in London.”Eight years Replica Handbags into a government, Labour Replica Bags Wholesale was losing 4,000 replica Purse councillors, whereas we at the moment are holding councils and in some areas making positive inroads.”Theresa May’s party appeared to have Designer Fake Bags benefited from an almost total collapse in the Ukip vote, which saw the Eurosceptic party shed councillors across the country.The one point of light for Ukip was Derby, where the party held one seat and picked up another, Fake Designer Bags unseating Labour’s leader in the city. Former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans openly discussed the prospect of the party “crumbling”.Local elections 2018 LIVE cheap replica handbags Tories lose Trafford, results and full coverage from across Greater ManchesterLabour sources described the results as “solid”, saying that the party had consolidated advances made at last year’s general election.But it suffered from a failure to damp down expectations in a set of elections where its activists, and members of KnockOff Handbags the Corbyn backing Momentum organisation, put in massive efforts on the doorsteps.Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan said last year that there was “no corner” of the city where the party could not win and insisted they could challenge the Tories “even in their crown jewels of Wandsworth and Barnet”.And Replica Designer https://www.isbags.ru Handbags shadow chancellor purse replica handbags John McDonnell raised the prospect last month of the party securing replica handbags china a “significant victory”in Hillingdon.Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a Momentum rally outside Manchester Central on May 5, 2017.