Polls have opened for council elections in our region.
People in Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset will decide who runs our big councils for the next four years.
The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
ITV News elections analyst Professor Colin Rallings says Labour will make gains in the local elections, but there will be surprises too.
A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP could win a staggering 22% of the vote.