JEREMY Corbyn failed to make a breakthrough in the English local elections, as the Conservatives saw off Labour challenges in key battleground councils.
In a night of mixed fortunes for the two major parties, Labour took Plymouth from the Conservatives but was unable to seize Tory “crown jewel” authorities in London, where it had hoped to make gains.
Hillingdon remained in Conservative hands and Mr Corbyn’s party fell well short of the upsets some had predicted in Tory strongholds Wandsworth, Westminster and Kensington.
And Labour failed in its bid to take control of top target Barnet, which was gained by Tories from no overall control.
There were indications that the row over anti-Semitism may have hit its vote in an area of north London with a large Jewish community.
Former Labour councillor Adam Langleben, who lost his seat in West Hendon, tweeted: “We must NEVER have another… Continua llegint l’article
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