The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
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The final results for Devon are in:
The Conservatives have officially retained control with 38 seats. The Liberal Democrats have 9 and Labour have 7.
UKIP managed to take 4 seats with 3 seats going to Independents and 1 to the Green Party.
The Conservatives have retained control of Devon County Council with some results still to be announced. UKIP now have three seats.
The Cornish nationlist party Mebyon Kernow has won two seats - in Callington and Penwithick & Boscoppa.
The Lib Dems and the Conservatives each have one a piece and Independent Joe Ellison has won a seat in Saltash North.
Votes are still being counted in Devon. So far UKIP have taken two seats: Bideford South & Hartland and Exmouth Brixington & Withycombe.
Former Lib Dem MP Richard Younger-Ross has made a return to Teignmouth after winning a seat.
Labour gained five seats in Weymouth & Portland on Dorset County Council. Spokesperson Rachel Rogers says it shows the party is gaining the trust of the public in the south of England.
Ian Bruce, the Conservatives spokesman in Dorset, blamed voters opting for UKIP for allowing Labour to win seats from the Conservatives on the new look County Council..
John Osman, the Conservative leader on Somerset County Council, claimed the election result was a victory for "common sense and financial prudence" despite a reduced number of seats.
The Conservatives lost two seats but still won 27 of the 45 seats on Dorset County Council.
Lib Dems 12
Labour & Co-operative 2
The Conservatives held on to overall control on Somerset County Council, although UKIP won 3 seats (Minehead, Yeovil Central, Chard)
Conservatives 28 seats
Lib Dems 18