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The Latest: Labour leader says elections results were good

  • Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in Islington, north London, Friday May 6, 2016. Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results rolled for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom. The elections are being seen as a test of the popularity of party leaders only weeks before Britons vote on a critical referendum on whether the country should remain in the EU. (Rick Findler/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in Islington, north London, Friday May 6, 2016. Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results rolled for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom. The elections are being seen as a test of the popularity of party leaders only weeks before Britons vote on a critical referendum on whether the country should remain in the EU. (Rick Findler/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Scottish National Party  leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates after retaining her seat at a Scottish Parliament election count in Glasgow, Scotland Friday May 6, 2016. Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results rolled for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom.  (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates after retaining her seat at a Scottish Parliament election count in Glasgow, Scotland Friday May 6, 2016. Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results rolled for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on elections across Britain (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party had a good result in local and regional elections, despite being beaten into third place in its former heartland of Scotland.

Labour once dominated Scottish politics, but gained only 24 of the 129 Scottish Parliament seats in Thursday's poll, behind the Scottish National Party's 63 and the Conservatives' 31.

Corbyn acknowledged Friday that the party had "a lot of building to do" in Scotland. But he said the result in English local elections had been better than expected: "We hung on and we grew support in a lot of places."

The results will do little to quell restive Labour lawmakers who think Corbyn's left-wing policies are a turn-off for many voters.