Cumbria is a microcosm for the gulf between Remain and Leave areas. Former Lib/Dem leader Tim Farron in whose district of South Lakeland (the one part of Cumbria which voted Remain) the Lib/Dems made modest gains has suggested that this is evidence that the country is swinging towards Remain.
But in West Cumbria which voted Leave, the Lib/Dems only put up five Borough council candidates in the whole of the Copeland and Allerdale areas, none of whom came anywhere near to being elected.
It is perhaps worth looking at the overall picture of the number of councillors elected, remembering that these councils seat were previously contested four years ago on the best day the Conservatives have had for 27 years - four years ago and 27 years ago being the last two times we won an overall majority in a general election. This was the picture for English local elections:
This is a net picture and if you disaggregate it into Leave and Remain areas I think we are seeing a polarisation - with voters in Remain seats punishing the main parties for trying to deliver Brexit and and in Leave seats for failing to do so.
I am more than ever convinced, even though I myself voted Remain, that failure to deliver what the electorate voted for has already done massive damage to British democracy by undermining trust in the political system which was already dangerously weak.
In the eyes of many people, especially in Leave voting areas, including a fair number (such as myself) who voted remain, the question of whether we remain members of the EU is no longer about the merits of leave or remain. It is now about whether politicians respect the democratic decisions of the voters or not.
There have been some suggestions from some quarters that the elections have given MPs a "kick up the backside" which might enable a Brexit deal to be done, possibly even "in the next few days."
I hope that is true because the longer this goes on the greater damage the uncertainty about our future and the loss of trust will do.