BBC News's Political Editor Laura Kuennsberg suggested members of the Conservative Party will feel "relieved" as the first results of the bruising local elections come through. Voters appeared to let out their frustration with the two main parties over their failure to deliver Brexit, with the Tories suffering hundreds of losses across the UK. Speaking to BBC News as results trickled in, Ms Kuenssberg said: "Conservatives waking up will feel relieved right now but they may not feel that by the end of the day.
"Will the scale of their losses increase?"
The BBC News Political Editor also suggested the Labour Party will have to wait to see the full extent of the losses as the day goes by: "Will Labour be able to turn that round and start seeing the gains they have to be making at this stage?"
Theresa May’s party had a net loss of 787 seats and Labour 84.
While the Conservatives took two councils - Walsall and North East Lincolnshire from no overall control - they lost Peterborough, Basildon, Southend, Worcester, St Albans, Welwyn Hatfield, Folkestone and Hythe, and Tandridge to no overall control.
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Brexit news: Laura Kuenssberg suggested the party may feel (Image: BBC•GETTY)
The Liberal Democrats emerged victorious at the