The Conservative Party has retained control of Kent County Council despite losing seats to Labour and UKIP:
All results now in - Conservatives 45, UKIP 17, Labour 13, Lib Dems 7, Green Party 1, Residents Association 1. #kccelection
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.