Elections: Over and out for Lib Dems as Labour take control in Sheffield - VIDEO

LABOUR hads swept back to power at Sheffield Council on the back of unpopular coalition cuts.

“It is not on the back of their record but because of people voting on national issues at a very difficult time. I understand people feel unsettled by the national situation but, as a country, we can’t carry on borrowing £400 million a day.”

Exit poll: Lib Dem leader Paul Scriven at the count last night.     Picture: Steve Parkin.

Exit poll: Lib Dem leader Paul Scriven at the count last night. Picture: Steve Parkin.

David Blunkett, Labour MP for Brightside and Hillsborough, said: “The incoming Labour administration will have a lot of problems to face.

“But we are very happy that Nick Clegg has got his comeuppance.”