Politics expert Dr Pete Woodcock from Huddersfield University talks about the impact of the local election results.
There has been an upsurge in support for the UK Independence Party in Lincolnshire which means the Conservatives have lost control of the County Council
As former councillors lick their wounds and reflect on their losses, UKIP announced it had sent a "shockwave" through the establishment with its tally of seats and share of the vote.
Although Nigel Farage's party upset the apple cart in Lincolnshire, their policies however didn't sway voters in North Yorkshire, and in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour now have control.
Voters were also being asked to elect a Mayor in Doncaster - and there'll be a new face at the town hall.
Labour have gained control of Nottinghamshire after the County Council elections.
Labour gained 18 seats, while Conservatives lost 14, Independents lost one and UKIP also lost one.
Conservatives took the majority in North Yorkshire.
John "Eddy" Poll, who was the Deputy Leader of Lincolnshire County Council until the elections
Derbyshire County Council's results are all in - with one more seat going to Labour, which makes it 43 seats for Labour, 18 for Conservatives and 3 for Liberal Democrats.
A Conservative leader has admitted a local authority coalition with the UK Independence Party (UKIP) would be difficult as he knows very little about its new councillors.
UKIP secured 16 of the 77 seats on Lincolnshire County Council, having previously held none.
The Tories fell three seats short of retaining overall control of the authority after losing 25 divisions to leave them with 36 of the 77 available.
– Martin Hill, Conservative group leader
"The trouble with UKIP is they are all new councillors.
"If we are going to work with people, we need to know what they are about and where they are coming from.
"I am not ruling it out but it seems difficult to get through those problems.
"I think David Cameron and the Coalition have got to show more that they are not just taking rural and suburban areas for granted."