In fact, Labour have seen their councillors increase by 3%. That's a net gain of 55 councillors compared to the Tories net gain of just one seat. The truth is this was a very poor turn out for the Tories, comparable to 2014's election which saw the Torygraph demand that the then PM, David Cameron, assuage the voters rage. Once again, the MSM have given Theresa May's noxious austerity-driven, racist government a free pass. If this government were a person, it would be on life support and everyone would be trying to make out it was fit and healthy, despite the obvious truth staring you in the face. In fact, when it comes to the Tories and the MSM trying to kid us everything is OK, I'm reminded of this classic scene
I'm not saying this was an incredible victory for Labour, after all even Jeremy Corbyn called some of the results 'disappointing'. Much is being made here in the north about Pendle, a skin of the teeth triumph for the Tories that sees them take control of a council that has, for almost 40 years, been Labour run. But the councillor the Tories put up here has previously been suspended from the party for racism, so you really have to ask yourself what kind of party allows such a person to remain in their ranks. I've heard this make the news on local TV, but it hasn't seemed to reach down to London for the national broadcasts, who prefer to spin the Blairite lie that the only racism in politics is the alleged anti-Semitism problem within the Labour party. A scandal that has been manipulated and fueled by those 'Red Tory' MP's who wish to overthrow Corbyn.
Whatever you do today, please do not take the MSM's reportage at face value because they're only telling you what the government want you to hear. Theresa May can say Labour have lost until she's blue in the face (which would be quite nice for her I'm sure) but the fact is Labour performed incredibly well. They manage to achieve what they have achieved in the face of a complete collapse of the UKIP vote - a vote which was widely predicted as being taken up by the Tories. These 100 net losses for UKIP has not transferred over to the Tories, they helped boost Labour and even the Lib Dems.
But let's not be too hard on May's chief propagandists at Auntie Beeb. They're not placing it front and centre in their reports, but their digest of these results have shown an interesting projection if this were a general election