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What the papers say – May 5

Labour and the Conservatives reflect on the election results, while royal wedding fever heats up.


What the papers say - May 5

What the papers say - May 5

What the papers say - May 5

A royal wedding update and the fallout from the local elections dominate the front pages on Saturday.

The Daily Mail reports that Brexit voters rallied behind Prime Minister Theresa May at the polls to crush Labour hopes of an election breakthrough.

A surge for the Tories in Leave-backing areas raised questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party, the paper adds.

It also features an image of Meghan Markle on the front page, ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry in two weeks’ time, as it claims her wedding dress will cost £100,000.

The Times also leads on the local elections, reporting that MPs had criticised Mr Corbyn for failing to secure key victories and for not dealing with anti-semitism in his party.

The paper also carries a snap of Sir Paul McCartney after he was made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace.

The i takes a different angle on the election results, declaring “everyone’s a winner”, apart from Ukip.

The Tories, Labour and Lib Dems all claimed success, the paper adds, with Mr Corbyn hailing a “solid set of results”.

Royal wedding fever continues on the front of The Sun, which reports that Ms Markle’s father Thomas Markle will walk her down the aisle.

The paper features a photo of Mr Markle near his home in Mexico which it claims shows him being measured for his wedding suit.

Meanwhile, the Guardian leads on a follow-up to the breast cancer screening blunder, claiming that call handlers at the dedicated hotline set up to help concerned women are not medically trained.

And another health story makes the Daily Telegraph front page, as it reports that an injection to help people lose more than a stone in four weeks has been developed by British scientists.

Elsewhere, the Independent reports that Mrs May is under pressure to ditch a new immigration clampdown dubbed “the next Windrush”, while the Financial Times says the Trump administration has told China to slash its trade deficit with the US.