"These results are a positive endorsement of Sinn Féin’s message that workers, families and communities need to be supported" - Michelle O'Neill, First Minister Designate of Northern Ireland.
"Unionism is losing its appeal, both as an electoral force and a political rationale" - Geoff Bell looks at the lessons of the council elections in Northern Ireland .
Ian Lavery MP looks at the Tory collapse at the local elections, the rise of minor parties, and the need for a program of radical change to win hearts and minds.
"The election was undoubtedly a referendum on the Tories’ governmental performance over the last 12 months" - Mike Phipps analyses the local election results.
A look at Labour’s 66 seat gain in Wales shows Mark Drakeford’s Labour leading the way forward.
At the 2017 election, Labour increased its vote by 10% and won millions of new voters over. The lessons of that election are simple: Labour had bold policies, a united party, & enthused activists.