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.
The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
ITV News elections analyst Professor Colin Rallings says Labour will make gains in the local elections, but there will be surprises too.
A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP could win a staggering 22% of the vote.