The Conservatives are promising to work hard to win back support after a day of mixed fortunes in the local elections.
They managed to retain power in Staffordshire and Worcestershire but lost control of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire councils.
Across the region voters abandoned the Tories for UKIP. Alison Mackenzie reports.
Follow the link to your local county council website for election results
A detailed breakdown of the election results in Lincolnshire. The Tories lost overall control and UKIP made big gains.