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Successful day for UKIP in Devon

It's been a dramatic day in Devon's local elections, with Labour and UKIP gaining seats, largely at the expense of the coalition parties.

In Plymouth, UKIP gained three seats but Labour stay in overall control of the City Council which is a Unitary Authority. Labour also stay in control of Exeter City Council, but with three extra seats.

There were great celebrations for UKIP today inPlymouth after the party managed to secure three seats. They also came second in the contest for twelve of the other seats up for grabs.

They were delighted to welcome their first female winner Maddi Bridgeman.

Maddi Bridgeman UKIP Councillor, Moor View

Labour have maintained a strong overall majority over the Conservatives, although they lost three seats and were keen to play down UKIP's success.

Cllr Tudor Evans, Labour Leader Plymouth City Council

In Exeter Labour gained three seats, the City Council leader said it was a testament to voters' support after Labour helped the City grow and prosper during the recession.

But there were commiserations for one of the Conservatives longest standing councillors, Conservative Leader Yolanda Henson.

Yolanda Henson, Conservative Leader Exeter City Council

Now all the parties will be looking ahead to the European election results on Sunday.

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