The Conservatives have gained a massive lead in the election as Labour and UKIP fall behind.
With 4,851 seats still available, they have gained control of over 400 seats and 10 councils. They have only lost two seats so far.
Tim Bowles, a candidate of the conservatives, beat Labour’s Lesley Mansell by 51.6% to 48.4%.
Labour have lost control of 275 seats and have assumed control of five councils, losing ground in Lincolnshire, Cumbria, and Warwickshire.
UKIP have made a loss of 108 councillors, winning only 1 seat from Labour Lancashire Council.
The Green party have won 40 seats and
Liberal Democrats have lost 36 seats, while Plaid Cymru has gained 33 seats in Wales.
On his view of the election, Vlad Stavara, 26, from East Hull is voting for Labour, in the general election, he wants what is best for the country, he said:
“I’ve seen how Tories have been in power and they don’t seem to be keeping to their word which shows a lack of courage.
“Labour seems to be trying to keep things as they used to be before Brexit.”
“I’m voting because I am looking for the best for the country. I wouldn’t like to live in a country where foreign people are frowned upon. I want to see foreign people with the same rights as locals.” He added.
Lisa Bridges, 33, from East Hull is voting for the Conservatives, she said:
“I thought I was voting for Labour but there’s too much going on with them, so it looks like I’ll be voting for conservatives.”
When asked the change she would like to see, Mrs. Bridges said:
“A change for kids. Keep them out of bother, I don’t think they do enough for kids nowadays.”
Labour’s odds of gaining a majority are 14/1
William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said:
“Whilst a Conservative majority looks relatively unbackable to your average punter, the big bets have started to come out of the woodwork with one punter in Fulham this morning risking £36,000 to join our countless other five-figure wagers, including one of £70,000,” “It’s an oft-used term but people really do see a Tory majority as ‘buying money’.”
General Election betting: 1/14 Conservative majority; 8/1 no overall majority; 14/1 Labour majority; 50/1 Liberal Democrat majority; 150/1 UKIP majority
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