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The Conservatives and Labour have faced a backlash at the ballot box over the Brexit deadlock, with smaller parties and independents winning seats. reports citing BBC.

In England so far, the Tories have lost more than 850 seats and 30 councils overall, while the Liberal Democrats have gained more than 500 seats.

Labour has lost more than 90 seats.

The BBC projects that, if results it analysed were replicated across Britain, both the Conservatives and Labour would get 28% of the total vote.

The analysis, based on 650 wards in which the BBC has collected detailed voting figures, implies the Lib Dems would get 19% and other parties and independents 25%.

Council results continue to be declared in England and Northern Ireland. More than 180 of the 248 English councils holding elections had announced their results by 15:30 BST, with counting under way elsewhere.

The Green Party has added more than 160 seats so far, but UKIP has lost ground, down more than 80 councillors on this stage than in 2015. Meanwhile, the number of independent councillors is up by more than 300.

The first Northern Irish results are also starting to be announced. No local elections are taking place in Scotland and Wales.

2019.05.03 / 20:14
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