Conservatives lose control of Peterborough - but again it is a swing to UKIP rather than Labour that does for them.
UKIP took 10 of the 21 seats up in Rotherham - a council where Labour has been effectively a one party state.
There is simply no sign of the strong direct swing to the Westminster opposition party which has traditionally been the hallmark of local elections.
In many urban areas like Birmingham former Liberal Democrat voters seem to going to Ukip rather than back to Labour.
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.