UK local elections 2018

Voters in many parts of England will head to the polls on May 3 to cast their ballots in local elections that could have significant consequences for Theresa May’s Conservative party and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

Poll leaves the main UK political parties with no reason to change track

Labour has its problems, but the Conservatives have lost the allure of competence

Land development plans that outraged residents propelled swing to Labour

Labour councillors in Barnet blame leadership for election loss

Failure to win north London borough of Barnet dents party’s high expectations

Setback for Jeremy Corbyn as Conservatives hold on to key London boroughs

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More than 1m people who could not vote in Brexit poll eligible to cast ballot

Party that pushed Brexit digs in its heels in Swindon but is invisible in Hartlepool

Low-tax borough targeted by opposition in May local elections