The Labour Party has won a majority in Crawley, with new council leader Peter Lamb becoming one of the youngest in the country at the age of 27.
The party also gained overall control of Amber Valley in a nail-biting count which went down to the very last seat.
Great news from Amber Valley. Now Labour-run after for the first time in 14 years. Congratulations to the whole team there
The wins mean Labour has gained overall control of seven councils so far.
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.