Local elections: How bad was it for the Conservatives?

For Prime Minister Rishi Sunak the outcomes had been ‘disappointing’, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer claimed his social gathering was heading for energy and Lib Dem chief Sir Ed Davey wore a ‘Cheshire cat’ grin. What do that week’s native elections in England present concerning the possible route of the following basic election? Host George Parker discusses with columnist Stephen Bush, Northern England correspondent Jennifer Williams and the FT’s new Whitehall editor Lucy Fisher.

Introduced by George Parker. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh Gabert-Doyon. The chief producer is Manuela Saragosa. The sound engineer is Breen Turner and the FT’s head of audio is Cheryl Brumley

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