VIDEO: Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative reaction to last night’s Sunderland Council elections

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THE main political parties have been giving their reaction to last night’s results in the local government elections.

Labour stole four seats from the Tories to remain in control of the council.

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson celebrates with new Washington Labour party councillors George Thompson and Fiona Miller last night.

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson celebrates with new Washington Labour party councillors George Thompson and Fiona Miller last night.

But the big losers in terms of votes were the Liberal Democrats, whose share plumeted.

In our video you can see the damning verdict of Sunderland’s only Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Dixon, city Labour MP Julie Elliott, the leader of Sunderland Council Conservatives Coun Tony Morrissey and the council’s Labour leader Coun Paul Watson.