If you look at the BBC results table at the moment you could be forgiven for thinking that Labour had 20 councillors elected yesterday from the results so far. Wrong, The figure includes 16 Labour councillors in Bristol. But most of these weren't up for election yesterday. The number of Labour councillors elected in Bristol yesterday was not 16. It was two. They lost eight of the ten seats they were defending.
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