Local election 2021 RESULTS LIVE – London Mayor Sadiq Khan tied with Shaun Bailey as Labour disaster could get worse
A CLEARLY rattled Sir Keir said he will take “full responsibility” for the “bitterly disappointing” results for Labour yesterday.
He said that too often the party has been talking to themselves – and vowed to do whatever is necessary to change the party’s prospects.
The PM’s stunning by-election victory further demonstrated the redrawing of Britain’s political map, with Sir Keir facing questions on his leadership.
Boris Johnson has hailed the local election results as “encouraging” but warned it’s still early days yet – with hundreds of results yet to come in.
Tory Jill Mortimer romped home in the North East town, winning it for the first time in more than 50 years with a massive 6,940 majority.
Meanwhile, Nicola Sturgeon has retained her seat in Glasgow Southside, meaning the SNP hold the constituency, and Wales is expected to remain Labour controlled.
Read our Local Elections 2021 live blog below for up to the minute updates…