Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has responded to election results after UKIP gained at least 88 county councillors, and the Liberal Democrats secured just 352 votes at South Shields.
Mr Clegg defended the result saying that the party was "on a journey" from being a "protest party" to a "government party".
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