The final count for Bristol City Council is 28 seats for Labour, followed by the Lib Dems with 23 and the Conservatives with 14.
The Green Party had 4 seats and one went to an independent. Unlike in many other counties, UKIP failed to win a single seat.
The Conservatives kept control of Wiltshire council with 58 seats. Behind them the Lib Dems won 27, followed by 8 independents and 4 for Labour and 1 for UKIP.
With more than two thirds of results in, the Conservatives have retained control of Wiltshire Council.
UKIP have performed worse than expected with just one seat in Melksham.
Conservative Councillor Mar Hawthorne says votes for UKIP show parties need to listen to voters.
The Conservatives lost overall control of the authority - winning just 23 of 53 seats available. While the Lib Dems took 14. UKIP - which hadn't previously been represented - gained three seats in the Forest of Dean.
Local election results for Bristol are starting to come in now.
The biggest casualty so far is Lib Dem Jon Rogers who ran for Bristol Mayor last year. He finished third in Ashley Ward. The Greens won ahead of Labour.
The Green party now have two councillors on the City Council after Daniella Raice takes Bishopston.
Veteran councillor Lib Dem Simon Cook held onto his Clifton ward by just 17 votes.
Ian Bruce, the Conservatives spokesman in Dorset, blamed voters opting for UKIP for allowing Labour to win seats from the Conservatives on the new look County Council..
Labour gained five seats in Weymouth & Portland on Dorset County Council. Spokesperson Rachel Rogers says it shows the party is gaining the trust of the public in the south of England.
Turnout in Gloucestershire was lower than the previous election in 2009 – 31.79% down from 40% four years ago. Of the 475,739 people eligible to vote in the county, 151,250 people actually voted.
Altogether 53 seats were available, down from 63 previously following boundary changes.
The Conservative Group won 23 seats, Liberal Democrats 14, Labour and Labour & Cooperative nine, UKIP three, Green one, two independents and one People Against Bureaucracy seat.
27 seats were needed to gain control of the council, so there is currently overall controlling group.
Chief Executive of the council, Pete Bungard, said: “We were planning for significant change whatever the result because of the boundary review and the fact that 26 of our previous councillors decided to stand down this time.
“In reality, it’s too soon to know how things will work out politically as the new members need time to consider what this means for them."
For details of the elected councillors and the votes they received, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/elections.
John Osman, the Conservative leader on Somerset County Council, claimed the election result was a victory for "common sense and financial prudence" despite a reduced number of seats.