Jeremy Corbyn went to Grimsby, the great saviour, the darling of Glastonbury, he who shocked the world in the 2017 General Election with his in-hindsight hollow victory (it just wasn’t the whitewash everyone predicted).

But the momentum has stalled. Commentators up and down the country, as 150 local authorities went to the polls on May 3, expected the usual anti “government-in-power” rout. Combined with the Corbynmania wake anticipated to sweep across the populous, the Conservatives would be left bloodied, licking their local wounds.

North East Lincolnshire was obviously a target or Corbyn wouldn’t have ventured there. The impact? No discernible change. The Conservatives gained three seats, Labour two as the Independent (-1), Liberal Democrat (-1) and UKIP (-3) vote was wiped out. There is now…still no overall majority.

In Lincoln’s city elections the Conservatives marginally reduced Labour’s majority. With only 11 of the 33 seats up for grabs, the Tories picked up three extra, however with Labour gaining two it means the party still hold sway with 24 seats.

There was more movement in Kingston-upon-Hull, where the Liberal Democrats reduced Labour’s majority significantly, taking seven seats and leaving leader Stephen Brady with 31 of the available 57 seats. It’s narrower but in reality, it changes little.

On the surface there is little to take from little happening – the picture is very much the same up and down the country.

Maybe though, maybe, it is a reminder that the gulf remains significant between what matters locally and the national policies, the national politics, the national debates, the big ideas and ongoing scandals and disputes; think Windrush, think Brexit, think government borrowing falling to its lowest levels since before the financial crisis. Think that matters in Grimsby? Across Hull? In Lincoln?

Dorothy Stewart, 88, from Grimsby met Jeremy Corbyn on her doorstep ahead of the election. She told a Grimsby Telegraph reporter it was a memorable moment for her, certainly as a lifelong Labour supporter.

Corbyn was “lovely and caring” but no, she wouldn’t vote Labour: “The bins are a problem.”