How the parties fared in England and Wales
|Lib Dem||289 Councillors||(-190)|
After 128 of 128 councils declared
|Plaid Cymru||158 Councillors||(-41)|
|Lib Dem||71 Councillors||(-66)|
After 21 of 21 councils declared
They may have failed to elect their Mayor of London, but that comes down to a personality driven contest in the Capital, but Labour were jubilant over the weekend after they saw their numbers of councillors jump by 40% in Wales and 45% in England.
However, focusing on the low turnouts Labour Leader Ed Milliband stuck to the post-2010 script and pledged to reach out to those who did not turn out to vote and to "regain trust" saying that Labour still had "more to do" to win people over.