David Cameron has admitted he needs to "prove" himself to voters and insisted he understands the message from the local elections "loud and clear".
In an article for The Telegraph, he wrote:
My reaction to last week's local election results is straightforward: I get the message, loud and clear.
I know that the familiar excuses - low turnout, mid term blues - aren't enough.
Even the difficulties of our economic situation and the tough but necessary decisions the Government has had to take cannot fully explain the results.
The message people are sending is this: focus on what matters, deliver what you promise - and prove yourself in the process. I get it.
The Labour leader had a sense of humour after being hit on the shoulder with an egg during his interview with ITV Meridian.
Labour was only kicked out of office a couple of years ago and yet here it is giving the government a political wake-up call.
The Nationalist party led by First Minister Alex Salmond are expected to snatch Glasgow City Council from Labour hands.