Ukip has so far gained 155 seats in the local elections, but in terms of councils Ukip still don't have control of any.
Labour has gained 275 seats, but not as many as they had hoped.
With parties sharing votes in many places, the number of councils where no one party has overall control has risen to 28.
UKIP's successes in the local elections have raised the possibility of them winning a Westminster seat at the general election.
A year ahead of the general election, Ed Miliband's party is seeing only patchy support in areas it should expect to gain ground.
UKIP are likely to make Rotherham a key target for 2015 after a storming result in the local elections.