Labour retains control of key English councils but loses in Scotland

Conservatives down by a similar amount

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The Labour Party has retained control of key councils in England but had a bad night in the Scottish Parliament elections, where the SNP won an historic third term.

Labour's vote share was down about 6% on average on 2012 - the last time the seats in England were contested - but its share was up 4% on the general election in key wards, with the Conservatives down...

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