By Jonathan Isaby
As we follow the local election results that come in on Thursday night and Friday morning, it's worth remembering that the media – and broadcasters in particular – will be comparing the party's national vote shares with the figures from last year's local elections rather than the general election.
And those local election figures last year were:
- Conservatives – 35%
- Labour – 27%
- Lib Dems – 26%
(The general election percentages were 36%, 29% and 23%)