Theresa May shouldn't take June triumph for granted despite local election results, says polling guru

'Local elections confirm our preconceptions, but the general election could be different', says pollster

Professor John Curtice says it's steady going for Theresa May

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Tories might not necessarily romp to victory in June's general election, despite their success in the locals last night.

That's the conclusion of polling guru John Curtice, who spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the significance of the local and mayoral election results.

The Tories have made gains across the country, while Labour and UKIP have suffered a series of disappointments.

However Curtice says this doesn't necessarily mean Theresa May will secure a landslide next month, as the people who turned out to vote aren't necessarily representative of the entire UK.

Curtice added that, while Labour hasn't done well, it's not been as disastrous for the party as some predicted. 

Listen to the full interview above