The Conservatives will remain in power on Northamptonshire County Council. Although the count of votes is still going on, the Tories have won 30 seats so far and they can't now be beaten by other parties.
There have been extensive electoral boundary changes in the county and the number of councillor has been reduced from 73 to 57. Therefore 29 councillors are required for an overall majority.
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.