In Swindon, the Conservatives have kept control of the council - just. They now have a majority of just one seat. It was a very close contest with Labour, who had targeted Swindon as a possible gain. The whole council was up for election, with boundary changes in place.
Labour gained 7 seats, while the Conservatives lost 8 and the Independents also lost 1. The make-up of the council now stands: Conservatives: 29, Labour: 24, Lib Dem: 4
A third of seats are also being contested in Stroud. However, counting starts at about 9 O'clock this morning, with a result due later today. The council is currently under "no overall control".
In Cheltenham the Liberal Democrats have held on to control of the council. There was no change in the number of seats held by the Lib Dems, the Conservatives lost one seat and Independents gained one.The make-up of the council is now:Lib Dems 25Conservatives 11Independents 4
MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw gives his reaction after Labour have taken control of Exeter City Council which had previously been under no overal control: