The more people are crunching the numbers, the better they look (except Scotland, and let's face it, those results are nothing to do with Corbyn). Jon Harvey has looked at the PCC results, and I'm copying and pasting the most interesting bits of his analysis (whole thing here: http://ajustfuture.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/was-that-almost-general-election.html). In 2012, the Labour share of all the PCC (including London Mayor) votes was 33.92%. The Conservative share was 33.14%. Note the Conservative share was only slightly less that the Labour one. Perhaps in hindsight this was a portent to the general election result in 2015? What about now? The Conservative share is down to 30.59%, a drop of over 2.5%. The Labour share on the other hand is up to 36.64%, a gain of over 2.5%. The gap between the two is now running at over 6%. It is also worth noting that in the 41 PCC elections contested, 25 Labour and 25 Conservative candidates increased their share of the vote between 2012 and 2016. There are now 20 Conservative PCCs, 2 Plaid Cymru, 3 Independent and 17 Labour (including Greater Manchester). Interestingly the number of votes cast last week overall for Labour and Conservative were 1,148,716 and 909,715 respectively. So nearly a quarter of a million more votes for Labour but four fewer PCCs. Those are very interesting results, particularly the vote share, and you have to say more than two million real votes is far preferable to any number of polls with a sample of a thousand or so. Of course someone will come back and point out that these are votes for individuals standing under the party label, who are most unlikely to be well known to the public. This in my view makes them even more interesting, because the effect of personalities is taken out of the equation. Finally, Labour 36.6% and the Tories 30.6% is almost exactly the inverse proportions of the voting proportions they received last May. Evidence Corbyn is turning things round?