With 25 of the 77 divisions in Hertfordshire declared this is the current share of the vote:
Conservative - 39%
Labour - 26%
UKIP - 13%
Lib Dem - 13%
Green - 6%
Regardless of the result in Thursday's election, Northamptonshire will have fewer county councils because of boundary changes.
The Tories have been sent a warning in their traditional Essex heartland, losing nine county council seats to a bullish UKIP.
Suffolk County Council has been Conservative-controlled since 2005. On Thursday there were elections for 75 councillors.