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LONDON – Theresa May’s Conservatives party marked victory at more than 550 council seats and won mayoralty contests in the West Midlands and Tees Valley that shows public acceptance of her Brexit decision, international media reported.

The British prime minister said that she was not taking “anything for granted” but the Tories enjoyed a stunning day when Labour party lost more than 300 seats.

After losing elections, the Labour party will hand over control of numbers of English councils including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northumberland, while in Scotland the party lost its grip on Glasgow for the first time in 40 years, The Guardian reported.

Turnover shows vote share of 38% for the Tories, 27% for Labour and 18% for the Lib Dems, with Ukip decreasing to just 5%.

The recent victory reinforce the belief that May would hold victory with a solid majority in June’s general election.