Local elections 2022: Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet all fall to Labour

6 May 2022, 04:55 | Updated: 6 May 2022, 13:11

Britain has gone to the polls
Britain has gone to the polls. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Voters have cast their ballot papers in the 2022 local elections - deciding not just on who should run services in their area, but evaluating how Westminster is working for them.

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Polls closed at 10pm with authorities across England, Wales and Scotland up for grabs between the parties.

They decide on crucial local services throughout Britain - but much of the talk in the build up to Thursday's vote has been on whether voters will punish Boris Johnson over Partygate.

Wandsworth has been taken by Labour, having been controlled by the Tories since 1978, along with Westminster and Barnet.

The campaigning also had a backdrop of the invasion of Ukraine, which Conservatives have hoped to trumpet the Prime Minister's credentials over, as well as the cost-of-living crisis and inflation problems.

Northern Ireland, meanwhile, cast votes for the Assembly.

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