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Labour Sunderland Council Leader: Terrible Night For Labour
3 May 2019, 02:14 | Updated: 3 May 2019, 02:18
The Labour leader of Sunderland Council described his local election results as a "terrible night" for his party.
Graeme Miller told Iain Dale that he thought a 'worst case scenario' would be to lose 10 councillors, but "did not think it would happen".
The Labour leader of Sunderland City Council said: "It was a terrible night. I've lost 10 colleagues, 10 labour councillors and I think national issues played into the hands of a lot of that."
Iain asked: "Did you see it coming?"
Mr Miller replied: "No, I said a worst case scenario would be to lose 10 but I did not think that would happen.
"I thought on an average night, we would lose probably 3 or 4 seats.
"It's been a long time since the Labour Party in Sunderland lost 10 councillors on a night."