UKIP claims 'sea change' in British politics

The UK Independence Party is tonight claiming there's been a "sea change" in British politics after making big gains in the local elections in the East Midlands.

Nigel Farage's UKIP had its best result in Lincolnshire where it is now the second largest party.

UKIP's success was largely at the expense of the Conservatives - especially in the town of Boston, where a mother and two daughters gained three seats.

Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports.

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Local election results

The results of the local county council elections are coming in. UKIP have made significant gains.