Jeremy Corbyn's critics overplayed their hand in the weeks leading up to these elections... but that doesn't mean the bigger questions about his leadership, and Labour's electability, have been resolved.
The pollsters have a lot to learn from the 2015 campaign. So do those at the top of politics, and those who report on them.
Right now, the Labour Party resembles a group of half-drunk teenagers standing at the cliffs of Beachy Head, pretending to throw each other over the side. The only problem is that some of them may have the lemming-like tendencies to actually do it.
The Tory party is in its 3rd month of governing alone, with a tiny majority but acting with the confidence that comes from a landslide. It can do that because the opposition appears rudderless, entirely without focus.
Almost two-thirds of Labour MPs are either members of Unite, or have received donations from the union, making it hard to see how any genuine debate about a change of direction is even possible... It seems odd that so many within Labour would decide quite so quickly that what cost them victory was that they weren’t left-wing enough.