Labour have held on to control of Rotherham Borough Council, despite UKIP gaining three seats.
They now hold a majority of 19, losing one seat, while the Conservatives and an independent also lost one seat each.
ITV News understands that Labour's Sarah Champion has retained her seat in Rotherham.
Labour's candidate in Rotherham, Sarah Champion, says rival party Ukip has pointed out problems in the town, but not provided any solutions.
Nigel Farage's party targeted the seat after the child abuse scandal last year.
Meanwhile, Kevin Barron, Labour candidate for neighbouring Rother Valley says "it's not looking good nationally" for his party.
Ukip candidate in Rotherham, Jane Collins, says she is expecting a close count.
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr John Foden, has told ITV Calendar that vote turnout is believed to be more than 70 per cent in the region.
The mayor of Rotherham tells @itvcalendar suggestion is a massive increase in turnout at the polls ...over 70 per cent this time 33 last
The estimated declaration time from the Magna Centre is 03:00.
Counting is underway at Magna Centre in Rotherham.