Former Sherwood MP Paddy Tipping has been reinstated as Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner with more than 80,000 votes.

Labour’s Mr Tipping was up against Tony Harper of the Conservatives, Fran Loi from UKIP, and two independent candidates – Tony Bates and Jason Zadrozny.

The news comes as Labour’s Sadiq Khan leads the race to become the next Mayor of London as the party hangs on to seats across the country in local council elections.

Mr Khan is currently beating Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith as London’s last votes are scanned and verified.

Jeremy Corbyn said the party beat the odds to ‘hang on’ to seats and even claimed a swing to Labour.

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Yes he Khan: Labour candidate races ahead of Tory’s Zac Goldsmith as the party does better than predicted nationally

He added: “All across England we were getting predictions that Labour was going to lose councils. We didn’t, we hung on, and we grew support in a lot of places.

“We never set a bar for this election. We’ve achieved a swing to Labour since a year ago.

“We’ll continue that campaign and I’m very pleased with many of the results we’ve achieved. There’s a lot more to come.”

In Scotland, the Conservatives beat Labour to become the second biggest party after the SNP, who claimed a third victory in the Scottish Parliament elections.

David Cameron said their move up the ladder represented a ‘realignment’ north of the border and claimed Labour had lost touch.

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He added: “They are so obsessed with their left wing causes and unworkable economic policies that they forgot that people want jobs.

“People want livelihoods, people want lower taxes, people want homes they can live in and afford to own.

“We are a united mainstream, one nation, compassionate Conservative party we can win, we can serve our country and our communities.”

Sturdy Sturgeon: SNP leader celebrated after a third win in Scottish Parliament as the Tories came in second.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the party had made history, despite falling two seats short of a majority.

She added: “What is now beyond doubt is that the SNP has won a third consecutive Scottish Parliament election.

“It is a vote of confidence in the record of government of the SNP and it is a vote of trust in the SNP to lead our country forward.”

UKIP gained several council seats including six in Thurrock and came second in two by-elections.