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There are two seats left to declare in Kent. Here's the picture so far:
- Conservatives 44
- UKIP 15
- Labour 13
- Lib Dems 7
- Greens 1
- Residents Association 1
The Conservatives have lost overall control of East Sussex County Council. The results so far:
- 19 Conservative
- 10 Lib Dem
- 7 Labour
- 6 UKIP
- 3 Independent
- 2 No description
2 seats are still to be declared.
There has been a 33% turn out
Conservative Mike Whiting has lost his Swale Central seat in the local elections. Eight UKIP councillors have won seats on Kent County Council so far.
After reports that a stink bomb was found in a ballot box, Kent Police confirmed they are investigating.
A spokeswoman said two vials containing an unknown liquid were found in the Beacon Hill in Herne Bay.
Tests will be carried out on the substance.
It's being reported that an election count in Kent has been disrupted because someone put a stink bomb in a ballot box.