First results in from Gloucester where a third of seats are up for grabs. Labour have won 3, the Liberal Democrats have won 2 and the Conservatives 1. The council is currently controlled by the Conservatives.
More results in from Swindon where the whole council is up for election. In Penhill and Upper Stratton 3 Labour councillors have been elected. This result was expected. In Ridgeway, a Conservative win has just been announced.
Ken Goodwin speaks to Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood about the count in Cheltenham and whether the Liberal Democrats wil remain in charge of the council. 20 seats are being contested, the Conservatives hold 8, Liberal Democrats 11, Other, 1.
Reporter Eli-Louise Wringe has confirmed the turnout in Swindon as 32%. Swindon is the only council in the West where all seats are being contested - 57 in all.
Eli-Louise Wringe has details of the first results coming from Swindon where all the seats on the council are being contested:
Chiseldon & Lawn (2 elected): F Foley Con; M Bawden Con;
Results so far: Lab 0, Con 2, LD 0.
Ken Goodwin is at the Local Election Count in Cheltenham. A total of 20 Council seats are being contested. Currently the Conservatives hold 8 seats, Liberal Democrats 11 and 1 other.