UK LOCAL ELECTIONS Britain’s two main parties punished over Brexit in local election

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English voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit have punished Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party in local elections, early results showed on Friday.

The results of Thursday’s elections are another display of how Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union has split voters beyond traditional party lines, but are also a first indication of the damage Brexit has done to the two big parties.

With almost half of English local council vote results declared, the Conservative Party had lost 577 councillors and Labour had lost 77 councillors and UKIP have lost 62 according to a recent tally.

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