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.
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.