The Conservatives retain control of Hertfordshire County Council although with a reduced majority. Although there are 12 seats to be declared later on Friday, the Tories already have enough councillors to out-vote all the others so they remain in power.
The UKIP breakthrough seen in Essex has not so far materialised although the party was polling 25-30% share of the vote in most divisions. UKIP took 35% of the vote in Bishop's Stortford Rural but the Conservative candidate was 286 votes ahead.
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.