Friday, May 4, 2012

PM 'Sorry' After Tories Take Polls Battering



Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is "sorry" for all the "hard-working Conservatives" who have lost their seats in the local elections while Labour racks up a series of significant victories across the country.

On a bruising night for the Tories and Liberal Democrats, Labour claimed it was "exceeding expectations" by seizing control of key councils such as Thurrock, Harlow, Southampton and Birmingham.

The Opposition also took Great Yarmouth, Chorley and Plymouth and a number of councils in Wales.

The Prime Minister suffered the added embarrassment of losing in the backyard of his Commons constituency - with Labour taking Witney Central, Witney East and Chipping Norton. Read More