Ukip make great gains in England council elections

Ukip has gained 85 council seats, making inroads across Tory and Labour councils. With counting continuing this morning, the results are, according to the BBC:

  • Labour: 520 council seats (up 76), with a total of 26 councils
  • Conservative: 416 council seats (down 94), with control of 15 councils
  • Liberal Democrats: 106 council seats (down 74), and 1 council
  • UK Independence Party: 86 council seats (up 85), not in control of any councils

Read: Ukip gains hurting all three major parties

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