Mark L Thomas assesses the state of the Labour party after the council ballots in early May which failed to deliver a decisive result for either side
The results of the local elections in England last month were decried as a failure for Corbyn and Labour by the Tories, with much of the media coverage taking this as their cue. The usual suspects among Corbyn’s opponents on the Labour right were quick to add their voices suggesting that “peak Corbyn” had been reached.
In reply, the Labour left robustly defended the results as an untrammelled success for Labour and another step towards Downing Street for Corbyn.
But neither of these interpretations really capture what the local elections actually point to.