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 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.