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Live Reporting

By Arryn Moy and Hamish Mackay

All times stated are UK

  1. What has happened today?

    That's the end of our live coverage of the local election for now.

    Here's a recap of what's happened:

    • The Conservatives have suffered huge defeats, losing 1,334 councillors and 44 councils.
    • Labour, who had been expected to make gains, instead lost 82 councillors and six councils.
    • But the strongly pro-EU Lib Dems gained 703 seats, with leader Sir Vince Cable calling every vote received "a vote for stopping Brexit".
    • The Green Party - who are also pro-EU - have picked up an additional 194 seats in comparison to 2015.
    • The number of independent councillors also rose - by 612, while UKIP lost 145 seats.

    You can read a full breakdown of all the results here.

  2. 'Got the message? Deliver Brexit!' - Daily Express

    The Daily Express says voters vented their anger at the local elections, sending a clear message to politicians to deliver Brexit.

    Daily Express front page
  3. Tory losses worst in 24 years - Guardian

    The Guardian says Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are seeking a cross-party solution to the Brexit deadlock after voters punished both major parties in local elections.

    The Guardian front page
  4. 'Tories tell May to set exit date' - The Times

    The Times claims Theresa May will be told by senior Tories that she must set her departure date next week after the party's drubbing in the local elections.

    The Times front page
  5. 'Tories suffer worst loss since 1995' - Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph says the Conservatives suffered their worst local election result since "Tony Blair's humiliation of John Major a quarter of a century ago".

    Daily Telegraph front page
  6. Papers: 'So now will they listen?'

    The Daily Mail and the Independent have similar headlines but have interpreted the local election results in very different ways.

    The Daily Mail says Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn suffered humiliation amid protests over failing to deliver Brexit.

    The Independent, however, says voters turned to parties backing another referendum on Brexit.

    Daily Mail front page
    Independent front page
  7. Tories 'out of power for a generation' - iweekend

    The iweekend carries a warning from Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who says that voters will punish his "divided party" for breaking trust.

    iweekend front page
  8. Reviewing the political fallout from elections results with Marr

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Andrew Marr's guests this weekend to look at the local election results will include shadow chancellor John McDonnell, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry and Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.

    Reviewing the Sunday papers will be Amanda Platell and Steve Richards on the Marr Show from 10:00 BST on Sunday.

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  9. 'Poll drubbing' for Corbyn and May - FT Weekend

    The FT Weekend says the poll drubbing at the local elections for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn means they will step up efforts to reach a cross-party Brexit deal.

    FT Weekend
  10. All English councils now declared

    With the results for Waverley and Mansfield now in, every council in England has declared.

    The Conervatives have suffered huge defeats, losing more than 1,300 councillors and 44 councils.

    And Labour, who had been expected to make gains, instead lost 81 councillors and six councils.

    Theresa May has said the results show the public want both parties to "get on" with Brexit.

    But the strongly pro-EU Lib Dems gained 700 seats, with leader Sir Vince Cable calling every vote received "a vote for stopping Brexit".

    The Green Party - who are also pro-EU - have picked up an additional 194 seats in comparison to 2015.

    You can read a full breakdown of all the results here.

    Lib Dems
  11. 'It's a good news story'

    Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

    DUP MP Gavin Robinson says it is a "good news story" for his party that Allison Bennington has been elected as a councillor.

    She is the first openly gay candidate to stand for the party.

    Mr Robinson said: "If you believe in our party's principles, if you stand for our values, if you are prepared to go forward and seek selection and you are selected and elected by the people - then get on and do the job."

    He added: "We're not a theocracy, we're a political party."

    DUP MP Gavin Robinson
  12. Tomorrow's Guardian

    Unsurprisingly, the Guardian focuses on the Conservatives' huge losses, which it says are the party's worst for almost a quarter of a century.

    It's worth noting that since that tweet was sent, their losses have reached 1,327 seats .

    View more on twitter
  13. Labour leader on wins and losses in northern England

    Jeremy Corbyn in Sale

    Jeremy Corbyn says he is "very sorry" the party has lost control of three heartland councils in the north despite a significant victory in Trafford.

    Labour took full control of the former Conservative flagship council, gaining six seats as the Tories lost nine.

    But he said the party should have done better in Hartlepool, Wirral and Bolsover where they lost control.

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  14. How should we interpret these results?

    The PM has said she believes the losses suffered by the Tories and Labour show the public want both parties to "get on" with Brexit - but is that right?

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