Follow the latest in our local elections liveblog here Sir Keir Starmer is expected to reshuffle his front bench next month after frontbenchers and MPs called for an overhaul following the "absolutely disastrous" Hartlepool and local election results. After the Conservatives overturned Labour’s 3,600 majority to secure the seat for the first time in its history, party figures from across the political spectrum called for an urgent change in direction. However, others believe Sir Keir is likely to hold off from purging underperformers until June. "It’s not going to happen over the weekend," said one. "The logic is to wait and wait for a bit. He’s got to commit himself to change but the cabinet reshuffle needs to happen in a way that doesn't look like he’s blaming others but strengthening his position." June would also coincide with the timeframe in which Labour expects Boris Johnson to reshuffle his own team, once the final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown is complete.