The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
Mid-term elections which will soon be forgotten? Or a pivotal moment which will help determine the fate of the political parties?
The Conservative majority on Essex County Council has been slashed by a UKIP breakthrough and gains by Labour and the Greens.
Several senior Lib Dems from the south have joined calls for Nick Clegg to resign as party leader in the wake of Thursday's elections. Lib Dem candidate in Winchester Jackie Porter says the Lib Dems need a new leader.
Former Romsey MP Sandra Gidley has signed a letter urging Mr Clegg to quit. It's also been signed by Martin Tod, a Winchester councillor, who was the Lib Dems' general election candidate there in 2010.
There is little doubt that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has the most to cheer about tonight as the political parties analyse the local council election results. But it was by no means a total landslide.
In the Thames Valley, though, things remain much the same. There is no change in West Oxfordshire or Cherwell with the Conservatives staying in control at both district councils.
At Basingstoke and Deane no change either, still no overall control, although UKIP gained one council seat. Labour retained control of Reading.
The big blow to Labour, was a failure to wrestle control of Swindon from the Tories. More details now from our political correspondent Phil Hornby.
Turn out Hart District Council wards as follows:
Blackwater & Hawley - 35.01%
Crookham East - 41.40%
Crookham West and Ewshot - 37.40%
Fleet Central - 39.53%
Fleet East - 41.81%
Fleet West - 39.03%
Hartley Wintney - 38.38%
Hook - 41.20%
Odiham - 39.04%
Yateley East - 37.71%
Yateley West - 38.17%
There is no change at Adur Council with the Tories retaining control despite losing four seats.
Conservatives have held Worthing Borough Council in West Sussex - no change.
Results for Oxford City Council: Labour get 17 seats, Lib Dems get 5 and Greens 3.
After the success for his party in the local elections Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he'll stand somewhere south of the Thames at General Election.
Mr Farage has previously indicated that he would stand for election somewhere in Kent.
The new #Woky political make-up is 44 Conservatives, 7 Liberal Democrats, 2 Independent and 1 Labour
The Conservatives have held control of Tunbridge Wells.
Winchester City Council now 28 Con, 25 LD, 3 Labour, 1 Independent. No overall control.