Gains from the Tories
There's a bit of a myth developing that last Thursday's council elections did not see Labour progress against the Tories. This is because gains from the LDs by the Tories in rural areas which are not General Election battlegrounds for Labour offset the Tories' losses to us.
There were 837 Labour gains and 61 losses, not including the councils with new wards.
The Conservatives had 657 gains and 641 losses.
Of the 837 Labour gains, 415 were from the Conservatives. In the councils with new wards there are now 72 more Labour councillors than before, and six fewer Conservatives.
I.e. almost exactly half of Labour's gains were from the Tories, not the LDs.