Conservatives: UKIP votes are a message from voters

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.

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County Council Elections 2013

Voters across the region are at the polls on Thursday 2nd May.