Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy said the party had "made some important gains" in the local elections:
A huge thank you to all the Lib Dem candidates. We made some important gains and our vote is holding up well in our parliamentary seats.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed a "sea change" in British politics as they gained more than 140 council seats in the local elections.
There is no question that the day belongs to UKIP and Nigel Farage. The party has gained over 100 seats and won about a quarter of the vote.
In an article for ITV News, the Conservative MP Adam Afriyie calls for a guarantee on an in-out EU referendum to deal with the UKIP threat.