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.
Labour gain 6 seats in the local elections in Plymouth to take wrestle control from the Conservatives
The council remains under "no overall control" following the local elections, despite gains for Labour and losses for the Conservatives
There was only one side cheering in Exeter at the local elections after Labour won ten of the fourteen wards available.