Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies MS, said:
“Things might not have gone our way in some areas of Wales, but lots of fantastic Welsh Conservative candidates have been elected to authorities up and down the country.
“I have no doubt that they will now hit the ground running and work tirelessly for their communities, delivering on their pledges.
“Let’s not forget that Welsh Conservatives fielded the highest number of candidates ever and increased the number of candidates at these elections whilst other parties went backwards.
“We have a strong Welsh Conservative brand, but we went into these elections with a difficult national picture and it appears that has had an impact.
“We have to build on that strong Welsh Conservative brand in the coming months.
“A huge thank you must go to every single person who turned out to vote for the Welsh Conservatives, all of our candidates and our fantastic volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the last few months.”