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.
"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."
There's just one area outstanding in the Derbyshire County Council elections now. Labour, who have the majority, now have 41 seats, Conservatives have 18 and the Liberal Democrats have 3.
Labour has regained control of Derbyshire County Council winning 38 seats with seven still to declare.
The Lib Dem leader has lost his seat. Labour gained four from his party and 13 from the Conservatives.
Labour have gained control of Derbyshire County Council.
The full results are not yet in - but Labour currently have 35 seats, Conservatives have 17, and the Liberal Democrats have two.
There are still eight areas outstanding.
Former Lincolnshire County Council deputy leader John "Eddy" Poll, who lost his Spalding East and Moulton seat to UKIP last night, told Calendar: " It's like the lunatics have taken over the asylum. I would have thought the Lincolnshire public would be sophisticated in their voting than that."
Liberal Democrat group leader Jason Zadrozny, has held his seat in Sutton-in-Ashfield North with a hugely increased majority.
Fellow Lib Dem, Rachel Madden in neighbouring Kirkby-in-Ashfield has also held her seat despite a strong fightback by Labour in one of its former heartlands.
UKIP have picked up a lot of extra votes in both seats, pushing the Conservatives into fourth place.
If those is repeated across the district, it could thwart Labour's hopes of taking overall control in County Hall.
Senior Conservatives at the Nottinghamshire County Council count are telling me that there is "no doubt" they will lose control of the council.
How bad the defeat is will depend on how well UKIP has performed.
It's been announced there was a turnout of 28 per cent in the election for the next Mayor of Doncaster.
As well as the County Council elections, voters in Doncaster are also selecting a new Mayor.