That’s the first time this has been the case for more than two years – though the majority is small.
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Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
A Brexit Party win would have boosted Johnson’s campaign. This victory for Corbyn’s party may also do – though perhaps not quite to the same degree.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.
The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
It will take time to rebuild confidence in what has become a very disappointed and sceptical electorate.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
It is easy to conclude that the Conservatives were the biggest losers. The question of who won is more complicated.
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
Local elections 4) The minor parties: Greens surge, UKIP collapse, localists and independents thrive
Could the absence of the Brexit Party explain in part the enormous increase in the number of ‘Others’ being returned?
The local election results so far. Voters turn on the two big parties over Brexit, and say: a plague on both your houses.
To date, these elections are raising strategic questions above May’s leadership and Corbyn’s policy – especially over a second referendum.
The Liberal Democrat deputy leader says that they are all working together for “a people’s vote to stop Brexit”, however.
It’s the classic small party dilemma – do you accept recruits and defectors, even when they come with baggage?
David Shiels: European Parliamentary elections would pose problems for the main parties. But especially for the Conservatives.
New polling for Open Europe shows that the Tories have special reason to be wary of this consequence of a long extension.