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Everything you need to know about the 2018 local election results

Cities versus the country, Ukip's collapse, and the weird question of expectations management...

By Stephanie Boland  

A Conservative supporter celebrates as the Tories take overall control of Lancashire County Council. But what happened everywhere else? Photo: PA

An interesting night; but in many ways, one that leaves us in the same place as before.

Local elections are an imperfect indicator of potential general election success, but broadly, the two main parties have the same problem they had in 2017.

Labour have, by and large, been successful in the cities and the Tories in small towns. The former took control of Plymouth and denied the Tories…

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