How Ukip gains translate into seats

Ukip has gained 155 seats with 13 councils still to declare. Credit: ITV News

Ukip has so far gained 155 seats in the local elections, but in terms of councils Ukip still don't have control of any.

Ukip has control of no councils, with 13 still to declare. Credit: ITV News

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.

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