Tories in the north
Some early signs of how the Tories are doing in the north. The party says that they are on course to become the largest party in Bury and to make gains in Crewe and Nantwich. The official results are not yet in. Sounds good - at first.
These areas used to have Tory MPs and these are councils they really need to take control of. So, the verdict will be likely to be good, but not good enough