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Conservatives do better than expected in local elections

A man walks into a polling station in a church in Twickenham as voters go to the polls in the English local council elections on May 3, 2018 in London, England (Photo by: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party fared better than expected in local elections in England, early results on Friday (4) showed, in her first test since losing her parliamentary majority last year. The party held on to key London councils despite a big push by the main opposition Labour party, which admitted its results so far had been “mixed”. The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which has seen its support collapse since the 2016 vote for Brexit, were all but wiped out, while the pro-European Liberal Democrat party made gains. Labour’s leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn had sought to make the…

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