In Plymouth, Labour have gained control of the council from the Conservatives. Labour gained 6 seats, the Conservatives lost 5 and UKIP lost 1 seat.
The make-up of the council is now: Labour 31, Conservatives 26.
Labour have taken control of Exeter council. Labour are hailing this as a landslide victory. The council was previously under no overall control.
Labour have taken control of Exeter council. The final result is Labour 24, Conservatives 11 and the Liberal Democrats 5. Labour are hailing this as a landslide victory. The council was previously under no overall control.
Reporter Jonathan Gibson confirms Labour have taken control of Plymouth City Council, which had previously been run by the Conservatives. More to follow.
Labour need one more seat to take control of Plymouth City Council with 13 seats declared.
Labour have gained 4 seats from the Conservatives so far suggesting they will gain control of Plymouth City Council with 12 out of 19 seats declared results so far. Conservatives 4, Labour 8, with 7 results left to declare.
18 year old Katie Taylor has been elected as the councillor for Devonport in Plymouth, holding the seat for Labour. 19 seats are being contested on the Council, currently, the Conservatives hold 12, Labour 6 and UKIP 1.
Conservatives hold Plympton, Chaddlewood. Labour gain St Budeaux from the Conservatives with a massive majority where concerns over the incinerator have been a big issue.
Labour are on course for victory in Exeter. They've taken 4 of the first 6 wards to declare including a school teacher who thought she was a paper candidate in Sarah Laws and Rob Hanniford who defected to Labour having won in 2008 for Lib Dems. Tories won 2 but Lib Dem vote has collapsed.